risk arbitrage


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risk arbitrage

n.
The simultaneous purchase and sale of assets that are potentially but not necessarily equivalent in order to exploit a discrepancy in price.

risk arbitrageur n.
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Noun1.risk arbitrage - arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money
arbitrage - a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
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