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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A person or firm that benefits from owning an asset even though he or she is not registered as a shareholder.
The individual who enjoys the benefits of owning a security or property, regardless of whose name the title is in.
A person who benefits from ownership of a security or mutual fund. Shares or title may be held by a bank or broker for safety and convenience, or in "street name" to expedite transactions, but the real owner is the beneficial owner. (See street name)