How To Speak Hedgie

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | 11:30 AM

Amusing linguistic observations from Slate's Dan Gross:

Hedge-Fund Phrase: Challenging
Translation: Run for the hills!

Hedge-Fund Phrase: Unprecedented, unique circumstances
Translation: Stuff happens. But we had no clue.

Hedge-Fund Phrase: Market volatility has produced unfair, unrealistic prices.
Translation: The market is efficient only when it works in our favor.

Hedge-Fund Phrase: Our results were affected by the selling behavior of other firms.
Translation: We made the same dumb trades as everyone else.

Hedge-Fund Phrase: We just want to protect investors.
Translation: We just want to cover our butts.

Hedge-Fund Phrase: This isn't a rescue.
Translation: THIS IS TOTALLY A RESCUE!!!!!!!

Great stuff!  The full article is here:


How To Speak Hedgie
What hedge-fund managers mean when they talk about challenges.
Daniel Gross
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at 4:16 PM ET

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Repricing Risk = You are Screwed

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