Meaning of “portfolio” in the English Dictionary

"portfolio" in British English

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portfolionoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊ.li.əʊ/ us /ˌpɔːrtˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ plural portfolios

(Definition of “portfolio” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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portfolionoun [ C ]

us /pɔrtˈfoʊ·liˌoʊ, poʊrt-/ plural portfolios

portfolio noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

art A portfolio is also a collection of drawings, designs, or other papers that represent a person’s work.

portfolio noun [ C ] (INVESTMENTS)

a collection of investments that are owned by a particular person or organization:

a stock portfolio

(Definition of “portfolio” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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portfolionoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊliəʊ/ us plural portfolios

FINANCE a collection of different investments that are owned by a particular person or organization:

an investment portfolio
a property portfolio
have/hold a portfolio These funds are less risky because you hold a portfolio selected and monitored by a specialist manager.
build (up) a portfolio You could build up a portfolio including UK funds.
a balanced/diversified portfolio It's a diversified portfolio, which will lower the risk.
a global/international portfolio These funds are impossible to ignore if you want a broad international portfolio.
a bond/stock/share portfolio These shares should amount to no more than 10 or 20% of a stock portfolio.

COMMERCE, FINANCE the range of products or services that a company offers, or the businesses that someone owns:

Customer reaction to our product portfolio has been extremely positive.
The hotel group's brand portfolio includes about 15 complementary brands, from luxury to budget hotels.
strong/broad portfolio We will continue to have a strong portfolio of businesses with an annual turnover of approximately £1.65bn.
build up/expand a portfolio He and associates want to build up a portfolio of money-making websites.

GOVERNMENT the particular job or area of responsibility that a member of a government has :

One of the most significant changes is in the trade portfolio.

(Definition of “portfolio” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)