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GAV
Gross asset value

general partner
A general partner is a partner (owner) of a partnership, such as a hedge fund, who is personally liable for all partnership debts and is permitted to participate in the management of the partnership. Every limited partnership must have one general partner.

GICS® sector
Stands for The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), it was developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The goal of the GICS classification system is to enhance the investment research and asset management process for financial professionals worldwide. It answers the fiinancial community’s need for an accurate, complete, and standard industry definition. The GICS structure consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 62 industries and 132 sub-industries.

GIPS®
Stands for Global Investment Performance Standards. GIPS standards are ethical standards to be used by investment managers in creating performance presentations that ensure fair representation and full disclosure.

global-macro investment strategy
An strategy in which a fund manager seeks to anticipate broad trends in the worldwide economy. A global-macro manager will choose investments from a wide variety of markets, e.g., stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, etc.  Many large hedge funds follow global-macro strategies. They are sometimes called "macro" or "global directional-investment" funds.

gross return
Gross is the total amount before anything is deducted; the annual return on an investment, expressed as a percentage of the total amount invested. Also called rate of return.

 

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