hedge fund


Definition of hedge fund

: an investing group usually in the form of a limited partnership that employs speculative techniques in the hope of obtaining large capital gains

Examples of hedge fund in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, Wendy's top shareholder is hedge fund Trian, run by Nelson Peltz. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 8 June 2021 The investor and hedge fund manager's Pershing Square Capital Management is making a play at a UMG share based on a $40 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reports. Ed Christman, Billboard, 3 June 2021 The company’s shares have rocketed in recent days—extending their advance this year to 2,300% by Wednesday’s close—after the company sold a chunk of new shares to hedge fund Mudrick Capital Management LP. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Similar to earlier this year, big returns in meme stocks have brought scary P&L pain to the hedge fund community. Michael Cannivet, Forbes, 31 May 2021 ExxonMobil shareholders elected at least two new board members with climate and clean energy expertise, nominated by activist hedge fund Engine No. 1 and opposed by the company's management. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 But according to Desai, the biggest lender in the industry, the hedge fund Marblegate, has been saying that the pause on payments is about to end. Jack Denton, Curbed, 27 May 2021 While Kentucky Retirement Systems did not intervene in the original lawsuit, it was sued by two of the hedge fund firms, which alleged the pension system breached their contracts by supporting the lawsuit. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 14 May 2021 The New York hedge fund founder who was charged with committing fraud during Neiman Marcus’ bankruptcy last year has been sentenced to six months in prison. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of hedge fund

1966, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Hedge fund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedge%20fund. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hedge fund

finance : a group of investors who take financial risks together in order to try to earn a lot of money

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Legal Definition of hedge fund

— see fund sense 2

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