Financiers can oversee funds from an array of different sources.
Where the money comes from will dictate the criteria for investment. The majority of investment funds will have a portfolio of films to maximise their chances of success. Much film finance comes from companies within the industry, rather than outside finance.
Those working for a financier usually come from a background that equips them with a strong grasp of figures. As well as investors seeking a return on their money, banks may also be involved in cash-flowing a production.