Hedge Funds Terms

  1. 3C1

  2. 3C7

  3. Absolute Return

  4. Absolute Return Index

  5. Accredited Investor

  6. Accrual Swap

  7. Activist Investor

  8. Airbag Swap

  9. Alternative Asset

  10. Alternative Investment

  11. Altiplano Option

  12. Appraisal Ratio

  13. Asset Management Company - AMC

  14. Asset Mix

  15. Asset Swapped Convertible Option Transaction - ASCOT

  16. Basis Risk

  17. Bear Stearns

  18. Bernard Madoff

  19. Block House

  20. Blow Up

  21. Bond Futures

  22. Buying Hedge

  23. Call On A Put

  24. Calmar Ratio

  25. Capital Gains Exposure - CGE

  26. Carl Icahn

  27. Carried Interest

  28. Cash Neutral

  29. Certified Financial Planner - CFP

  30. Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

  31. Closed To New Accounts

  32. Closed To New Investors

  33. CMBX Indexes

  34. Collateralized Debt Obligation Cubed - CDO-Cubed

  35. Collateralized Debt Obligation Squared - CDO-Squared

  36. Comparison Universe

  37. Convertible Hedge

  38. Core Plus

  39. Cover

  40. Credit Default Contract

  41. Crowdfunding

  42. Currency Option

  43. Currency Overlay

  44. Currency Risk

  45. Dedicated Short Bias

  46. Dedication Strategy

  47. Deferred Load

  48. Delta

  49. Delta Neutral

  50. Derivatives Time Bomb

  51. Distribution Waterfall

  52. Dividend Recapitalization

  53. Doing the Reverse Desk

  54. Drawdown

  55. Enhanced Indexing

  56. Equity Market Neutral

  57. Event Driven Strategy

  58. Everest Option

  59. Exchange Distribution

  60. Exit Fee

  61. Fee Structure

  62. Feeder Fund

  63. Fixed-Income Arbitrage

  64. Flexi-Cap Fund

  65. Flow Derivative

  66. Foreign Exchange Market

  67. Foreign Institutional Investor - FII

  68. Forex Market

  69. Forex Market Hours

  70. Freight Derivatives

  71. Fund Manager

  72. Gamma Neutral

  73. Gate Provision

  74. George Soros

  75. Global Macro Strategy

  76. Hedge

  77. Hedge Accounting

  78. Hedge Fund

  79. Hedge Fund Manager

  80. Hedge Ratio

  81. Hedge-Like Mutual Fund

  82. Hedgelet

  83. Hedging Transaction

  84. Henry Paulson

  85. High-Frequency Trading - HFT

  86. High-Water Mark

  87. Hounding Analysts

  88. Howard-D'Antonio Strategy

  89. Hub And Spoke Structure

  90. Hurdle Rate

  91. Inflation Hedge

  92. Instant History Bias

  93. Instinet

  94. Institutional Fund

  95. Institutional Investor

  96. International Currency Markets

  97. Interpositioning

  98. Investment Company

  99. Investment Management

  100. Investment Product

Hot Definitions
  1. Quanto Swap

    A swap with varying combinations of interest rate, currency and equity swap features, where payments are based on the movement of two different countries' interest rates. This is also referred to as a differential or "diff" swap.
  2. Genuine Progress Indicator - GPI

    A metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is often considered as a replacement to the more well known gross domestic product (GDP) economic indicator. The GPI indicator takes everything the GDP uses into account, but also adds other figures that represent the cost of the negative effects related to economic activity (such as the cost of crime, cost of ozone depletion and cost of resource depletion, among others).
  3. Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR

    A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment bank borrows the shares from clients or share lenders and sells them to the company.
  4. Microeconomic Pricing Model

    A model of the way prices are set within a market for a given good. According to this model, prices are set based on the balance of supply and demand in the market. In general, profit incentives are said to resemble an "invisible hand" that guides competing participants to an equilibrium price. The demand curve in this model is determined by consumers attempting to maximize their utility, given their budget.
  5. Centralized Market

    A financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with no other competing market. The quoted prices of the various securities listed on the exchange represent the only price that is available to investors seeking to buy or sell the specific asset.
  6. Balanced Investment Strategy

    A portfolio allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return. Such portfolios are generally divided equally between equities and fixed-income securities.
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