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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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Greenwich Alternative Investments manages one of the world's largest hedge fund databases and is among the oldest providers of hedge fund indices, asset management services and research to institutional investors worldwide.
For example, you might have a policy to hedge up to 100 percent of your six-month Fx exposure, with the flexibility to only cover 75 percent.
The hedge timing rules, however, preempt the normal rules and would require the spread of gain over the term that the debt was hedged.
Hedge funds aren't required to report returns, generally don't have to disclose their security holdings and sometimes lock up investors' money for a year or more, Because these funds are private, they have tremendous flexibility in the investments they can make and the strategies they can follow.
In addition, the final regulations take account of the many taxpayer and practitioner comments--especially in respect of the treatment of hedges of non-inventory supplies--and, as a result, represent an improvement over the temporary and proposed hedging regulations.
A hedge fund might not exhibit all these characteristics all the tiem, and other financial institutions also exhibit many of these characteristics.
Using rules to avoid the cost of active hedge fund management is the same principle that helped passive index funds (such as ETFs) gain market share from actively managed mutual funds," said Heiko Ebens, head of the Americas Equity Derivatives Research team at Merrill Lynch.
Aggressive, because Porsche relies heavily on options to hedge 100 percent of its currency exposures over a five-year time horizon; conservative, because the option hedges eliminate the risk of currency market shifts marring Porsche's competitive game plan.
A derivative that qualifies as a hedge gets special accounting treatment that essentially matches gains or losses resulting from the changes in the value of the derivative with losses or gains in the value of the underlying transaction.
As the Amaranth story broke, at least one reinsurer warned investors it expects losses on hedge fund investments to impact third-quarter results, without specifying the source of those losses.
Options are a popular technique when the company does not want to commit to a hedge position or is concerned about lack of an off-setting accounting gain/loss.
In these instances, it may benefit front a comprehensive review of its hedge accounting methods.