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Exchange fund

Definition:

Investment vehicle introduced in 1999 that appeals to wealthy investors with large holdings in a single stock who want to diversify without paying capital gains taxes. These funds allow investors to exchange their stock for shares in a diversified portfolio of stocks in a tax-free transaction.

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Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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Movement of cash from different lockbox locations into a single concentration account from which disbursements and investments are made.

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