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 Back then, Maloney said, there wasn’t as much private equity and hedge funds weren’t as ubiquitous. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 They are often managed by hedge funds, which can have stakes in many different types of companies. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hedge fund 

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hedge fund was in 1966

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“Hedge fund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedge%20fund. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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hedge fund

see fund sense 2

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