hedge fund

hedge fund
a flexible investment company for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million); can use high-risk techniques (not allowed for mutual funds) such as short-selling and heavy leveraging
Syn: ↑hedgefund

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Etymology: hedge (I)
: an investing group usually in the form of a limited partnership that employs speculative techniques (as short selling and leverage) in the hope of obtaining large capital gains

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an open-end investment company organized as a limited partnership and using high-risk speculative methods to obtain large profits.

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hedge fund noun
An investment fund based on a complex mathematical model, designed to minimize risk and produce high profits in the long term, but exposing investors to high risk in the short term
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Main Entry:hedge

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hedge fund UK US noun [countable] [singular hedge fund plural hedge funds] economics
a financial organization that invests money that has a high risk of being lost but which may make a very large profit
Thesaurus: investing and investmentshyponym to invest moneysynonym

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hedge fund,
U.S. an investment fund set up as a limited partnership for investing private capital speculatively: »

The hedge funds, so-called, have been operating on borrowed money in order to concentrate the capital gains of their customers (Harper's).

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n. a limited partnership of investors that uses high risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains

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noun, pl ⋯ funds [count]
finance : a group of investors who take financial risks together in order to try to earn a lot of money

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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