Welcome to BarclayHedge

#1 Alternative Investment Resource
See hedge fund rankings, indices, exclusive third party research, and more when you join for FREE.

QUICK SIGN UP
Instant access after activation.

Not a member yet? Sign up!

X Member Login

Lost your password?
Contact us: +1 (641) 472-3456

Equity Hedge

Equity Hedge investing consists of a core holding of long equities hedged at all times with short sales of stocks and/or stock index options. Some managers maintain a substantial portion of assets within a hedged structure and commonly employ leverage. Where short sales are used, hedged assets may be comprised of an equal dollar value of long and short stock positions. Other variations use short sales unrelated to long holdings and/or puts on the S&P index and put spreads. Conservative funds mitigate market risk by maintaining market exposure from zero to 100 percent. Aggressive funds may magnify market risk by exceeding 100 percent exposure and, in some instances, maintain a short exposure. In addition to equities, some funds may have limited assets invested in other types of securities.

FREE Live Data on 6332 Hedge Funds & CTAs
 


Related Terms:



Back to definitions home page >>



 

back to top

Home | Privacy | About Us | Blog | Articles | Terms of Use | Advertise | Contact Us | Follow Us Follow us on Twitter | © 2014 BarclayHedge, Ltd