J Curve (2)


In context of private equity, the curve that is formed by plotting returns generated by a private equity fund against time from inception to termination. There is usually negative returns (due to start up costs and management fees) in early years and investment gains in the outlying years as the portfolio of companies mature.

Jakarta Stock Exchange
Established in 1977, the largest securities exchange in Indonesia.

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Reopen an issue

The Treasury, when it wants to sell additional securities, will occasionally sell more of an existing issue (reopen it) rather than offer a new issue.

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