Definition of illiquid
1 : not being cash or readily convertible into cash illiquid holdings
2 : deficient in liquid assets an illiquid bank
illiquidityplay \(ˌ)i(l)-ˌli-ˈkwi-də-tē\ noun
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Big insurers tend to hold huge sums of money for many years before claims come due, giving them a chance to get higher yields on illiquid or complicated securities that might be shunned by retail investors.
Morgan Stanley is still waiting for an answer to an extension for $1.9 billion in illiquid holdings.
Researchers found that participants chose to allocate between 39% and 56% of their money to a Commitment Account depending on what type of illiquid condition was placed on it.
While some of the dip is by design -- as the European banks try to cut risk and free up capital dedicated to illiquid trading positions -- all four firms fell short of analysts’ trading estimates in the quarter.
The cash advance allows a person whose principal assets are illiquid—in the form of valuable artworks and other collectibles—to quickly tap the equity of those assets.
But an examination of the fund identified other pernicious forces: most notably, illiquid, opaque and high-cost investments.
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