Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hedge fund”

hedge fund

noun [C]
 
 
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
an investment fund that trades large amounts of shares, currencies, etc. to take advantage of both rising and falling prices, for example by shorting (= borrowing shares, etc., selling them, and buying them back at a lower price): Managers of the first hedge funds invented ways to make money no matter which way the stock market was moving. The Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday to discuss the growing problem of hedge funds accused of wrongdoing in the marketplace. hedge fund investors/managers → See also macro hedge fund
(Definition of hedge fund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hedge fund?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “hedge fund”

Definitions of “hedge fund” in other dictionaries

Translations of “hedge fund”

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More