n Without Prejudice - Regulating hedge funds : financial law
|Article Title||Regulating hedge funds : financial law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Feb 2013|
|Pages||15 - 16|
Hedging can be described as an investment made in order to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in a security by taking an offsetting position in a related security, such as an option or a short sale. A hedge fund is thus an alternative investment, designed to protect investment portfolios from market uncertainty while attempting to generate positive returns in both up and down markets.
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