Gartner Glossary

Hedge Fund

A hedge fund is an investment portfolio that employs higher-risk trading methods, which typically include both long and short market positions, leverage and derivatives. Hedge funds are often aggressively managed, with the goal of generating higher returns than more traditional investment vehicles (such as mutual funds or index funds). Hedge funds are subject to fewer regulations than most investments; thus, they are generally only accessible to accredited investors.

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