the role of the head of a government department
"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
"they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
"the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"
"every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps
"he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"