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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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Babson, Roger Ward

Clifford Putney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Probability and Statistics. 1115 words.

Babson, Roger Ward (06 July 1875–05 March 1967), businessman, author, and philanthropist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Babson, a dry-goods merchant and...

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Brown, Samuel

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...

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Dodson, James

G. J. Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 827 words.

Dodson, James (c. 1705–1757), mathematician and actuary, was the son of John Dodson (b. 1675), citizen and freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company, and his wife, Elizabeth, who died...

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Gompertz, Benjamin

David Philip Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 1124 words.

Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary, was born on 5 March 1779 at 3 Bury Street in the City of London, the fourth of five sons of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8),...

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Gray, Peter

Robert Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 280 words.

Gray, Peter (1807/8–1887), actuary and mathematician, was born at Aberdeen. Little is known about his origins, but he was educated at Gordon's Hospital (subsequently Gordon's College) and...

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heteroscedastic

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Financial Institutions and Services.

In statistics, describing the errors in a regression analysis that are not constant for different values of the independent variable. Compare homoscedastic. See general autoregressive...

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Lotus 1-2-3

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

Trademark A spreadsheet program for personal computers originated by Lotus Development Corp. (now part of IBM). It provides statistical, database, and graph-drawing facilities.

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McClintock, Emory

Joseph D. Zund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Mathematics. 1024 words.

McClintock, Emory (19 September 1840–10 July 1916), actuary and mathematician, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of the Reverend John M’Clintock, a clergyman and professor of...

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Ponzi scheme

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Financial Institutions and Services.

A type of banking fraud named after Charles Ponzi, who operated such a scheme in the USA in 1920. Depositors are offered unsustainably high rates of interest (e.g. 50% p.a.) and are...

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