Canadian Banks | Forums | Terms of Use

Welcome to the Canadian Financial Forums forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   Canadian Financial Forums > Canadian Financial Forums > Investing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:38 PM
ms.piggy ms.piggy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7
Default hedge fund

Can please someone explain me what a hedge fund is? I have some vague idea but I need more detailed explanation.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2008, 07:14 PM
Canadian Canadian is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 415
Default

A hedge fund is an investment fund that pools money from individual investors and then invests the money on their behalf. Hedge funds are usually not constrained in the investment techniques they use, in contrast with mutual funds, which are heavily regulated. Because of that hedge funds utilize a variety of investment strategies (leverage, long positions, short positions, derivative positions, etc.). The goal of hedge funds is to generate high return for their investors, while managing risk.
__________________
Bear with me please
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.