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Encyclopedia of alternative investments.


Encyclopedia of alternative investments.

Ed. by Greg N. Gregoriou.

CRC / Taylor & Francis


541 pages




From "absolute return" to "withdrawn offering," this encyclopedia, edited by Gregoriou (finance, State U. of New York at Plattsburgh) and aimed at an audience ranging from students to practitioners, defines some 600 terms relevant to alternative investments. The encyclopedia focuses on hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, and venture capital. A sampling of terms defined includes: active premium, aggregation, angel financing, asset allocation, backwardation, benchmark, bridge loan, capital structure arbitrage, coefficient of determination, commodity option, convertible arbitrage, deferred futures, discretionary trading, distressed debt, enumerated agricultural commodities, extrinsic value, follow-on funding, hedge ratio, interdelivery spread, long short equity, modified value-at-risk, offshore fund, piggyback registration, social entrepreneurship, systematic trading, tracking error, underlying futures contract, venture capital method, and weather premium.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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