Appointed on the nobles screen.
If the broker has the Appraisal skill, they will allow you to see the count of your fortresses Wealth in the Status screen ( ). The exactness with which this can be seen is determined by the duties of the Bookkeeper. Your broker should also have the Judge of intent skill to see how traders react to trade offers.
At the Depot, you can specify that only the broker may Trade with visiting caravans. The advantage of this is that the broker gains skill in appraisal as he trades, which both allows the display of fortress wealth and helps with getting the best deals in your trading efforts.
 Relevant skills
Of the social skills, those in bold are known to change the effectiveness of a Broker:
|Judge of Intent||Liar||Conversationalist||Intimidator|
[POSITION:BROKER] [NAME:broker:brokers] [SITE] [NUMBER:1] [RESPONSIBILITY:TRADE] [APPOINTED_BY:EXPEDITION_LEADER] [APPOINTED_BY:MAYOR] [PRECEDENCE:170] [DO_NOT_CULL] [COLOR:5:0:0] [DUTY_BOUND]
|Appointed Nobles||Arsenal dwarf - Bookkeeper - Broker - Chief medical dwarf - Manager|
|Military Ranks||Militia captain - Militia commander - Sheriff - Captain of the Guard|
|Elected Nobles||Mayor - Expedition leader - Champion|
|Aristocrats||Monarch - Baron - Count - Duke|
|Entourage||Tax collector - Hammerer - Dungeon master|
|Others||Captain - Diplomat - General - Lieutenant - Outpost liaison|