ACTUARIAL SCIENCE applies mathematical and statistical methods to finance and insurance, particularly to the assessment of risk. Actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field.
PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL is a legal concept through which a corporations shareholders, who generally are shielded from liability for the corporations activities, can be held responsible for certain actions.
FINANCIAL LEVERAGE is the use of debt to increase the expected return on equity. Financial leverage is measured by the ratio of debt to debt plus equity.
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