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Definition of

front office

General Management

staff that interacts with customers and clients the members of staff in a financial institution or brokerage who deal directly with customers and clients.

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Definitions of ’front office’ and meaning of ’front office’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’front office’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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