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Angel

An investment-grade bond. Antithesis to fallen angel. In the context of venture capital, the first investor.

Angel

1. Informal for angel investor, which is a high net worth individual who provides financing to a start-up, either in exchange for convertible debt or equity. Among start-ups, they are thought of as a bridge between loans from family and friends and venture capital, though angels are themselves often personally connected to the business. Angels take on a great deal of risk when they invest in these start-ups; they are also subject to dilution at the start-up's IPO. Therefore, they usually require a high rate of return in exchange for their financing.

2. Informal for investment-grade, which describes a bond with a medium or high rating. Angel bonds are rated Baa3 by Moody's or BBB- by S&P or Fitch. Angel bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, they provide a low return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. All Treasury and most municipal bonds are angel bonds.
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167) Even in traditional religious angelology, angels were often granted an existence and will that was independent from God.
Sbacchi goes on to argue that Dionysian angelology (again as glossed by Albert) helps explain the arrangement of all the souls in Dante's Paradiso.
Fitzroy Pyle and John Smart discard Robins's Scholastic attribution on the basis that Protestant exegesis tends to found angelology upon scripture alone.
This presents an intriguing paradox: the overwhelmingly heretical treatise is, at least in its explicit statements on angelology, less heterodoxical than Paradise Lost, which, until recently and to some critics even now, is the supreme poetic statement of the orthodox Protestant faith.
In the legends of angelology, the first act of disobedience was engaged in by an angel so beautiful he was called Lucifer, a name which means light-bearer.
5) Beginning with her treatment of Rilke's sonnet "Mohammed's Summoning" in 1980, Solbrig in particular has not only pursued the question of Rilke's peculiarly "Islamic" angelology, but has also argued for the intuitive identification of the Duino-inspired poet with the desert merchant awakened by the archangel Gabriel to his religious calling.
Then: St Thomas's angelology as a contribution to the theory of light.
30] In the angelology, the archangel Michael, whom Stockhausen venerates as his patron saint, is assigned the role of interpreter between God and man.
38) This element of Sadducean conservatism appears to indicate resistance against the developed angelology and demonology of the post-exilic period, which would naturally have extended to reluctance over associated emphases in religious practice, including exorcism.
The second chapter will help students comprehend Milton's angelology, relating his portraits of the heroic and anti-heroic angels to Reformation concerns, and to the modified Arminianism of Milton's later career.
Karl Barth developed his own angelology with restraint, remarking on "the lack of any sense of humour" of former ideas.
This is the height of metaphysical irresponsibility, far worse than the most extravagant speculations of medieval angelology.