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Exact search         lion Contains the word      millions
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hedge fund an investment fund which aims to produce absolute returns and whose trading methods include the use of short-selling, program-trading, swaps, arbitrage and derivatives. They usually have high minimum investment requirements, $250,000 and upwards, and require funds deposited with them to be for a minimum period of time to allow trades to achieve their return. Management and performance fees of 1 percent and 20 percent respectively are typical.