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The first systematic economic means of comparing highway investments that will be discussed in this primer is called life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA). It applies the discount rate to the life-cycle costs of two or more alternatives to accomplish a given project or objective, enabling the least cost alternative to be identified. LCCA is applied when an agency must undertake a project and is seeking to determine the lowest life-cycle-cost (i.e., most cost-effective) means to accomplish the project's objectives. LCCA enables the analyst to make sure that the selection of a design alternative is not based solely on the lowest ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities in addition to traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the ...
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Despite the economic recession and tumults in the stock market, The Conference Board revealed today that all major categories of institutional investors (including pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, savings institutions and foundations) have remained fundamentally committed to the same investment policies they were adopting prior to the credit crunch. The Conference Board Institutional Investment Report , which is released annually in the fall, is the most comprehensive analysis of the asset growth and portfolio composition of institutional investors operating in the United States. It documents the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Harvard’s invested endowment assets took a 27.3 percent hit this past fiscal year, amidst an economic maelstrom that Harvard Management Company CEO and President Jane L. Mendillo called “very likely the most challenging period in modern times for the financial markets as well as for the Harvard portfolio.” The decline brought the total value of the endowment as of June 30 down to $26 billion—on par with 2005 levels—after reaching almost $37 billion in 2008. The negative investment returns, combined with donations received and money paid out for operations, pushed the endowment’s total value down by $11 billion, or almost 30 percent. industry trends, business articles and survey research
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What is a hedge fund?
A hedge fund is a kind of investment fund that charges a fee based on performance (usually about 20%). They also assess a management fee of around 1-2% It's a private fund and usually limited to a certain number of investors. They are also not subject to any direct regulation like mutual funds. They invest in almost any opportunity in any market where it foresees impressive gains at reduced risk. The primary aim of most hedge funds is to reduce volatility and risk while attempting to preserve capital and deliver positive returns under all market conditions. The hedge in hedge fund does not refer to the financial term ...
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