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Leveraged

Describing the amount of debt that has been used to finance activities. A company with much more debt than equity is generally called "highly leveraged." Many analysts consider too much leverage to be unhealthy, but many firms use leverage in order to expand operations.

leveraged

Of, relating to, or being an investment situation for which borrowed funds are used. A highly leveraged investor or firm is in a relatively risky position if interest rates rise or if the investment yields are disappointingly low.
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Many leveraged transactions are underwritten with reliance on the imputed value of a business ("enterprise value"), which often exhibits a high degree of volatility.
TRA 86 also contains provisions to curb the systematic borrowing from life insurance policies to pay premiums, the cornerstone of leveraged life.
Banks and securities firms have demanded more information and tightened their credit terms, especially vis-a-vis highly leveraged institutions.
A leveraged company is no longer playing to the constituency of analysts, institutional investors, or stockholders - and this frees management to produce cash flow to meet the capital requirements of its core business as well as its debt service.
McCann brings to Jefferies more than 14 years of leveraged finance experience.
The types of oversight under discussion include proposals intended to provide creditors, investors, or the general public with additional information on risk-taking by highly leveraged institutions.
Robleski joined Heller in 1983 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Midwest Division of the Leveraged Funding Group.
In June 2009, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published Regulatory Notice 09-31, entitled "Non-Traditional ETFs, FINRA Reminds Firms of Sales Practice Obligations Relating to Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded Funds," declaring that leveraged ETFs and inverse leveraged ETFs "typically are not suitable for retail investors who plan to hold them for more than one trading session, particularly in volatile markets.
It is now much easier than it used to be to mobilize tremendous sums of debt capital for leveraged purchases of firms.
By a sizable margin, aggressive use of proceeds was ranked as the biggest risk facing the leveraged loan market.
Fitch believes the leveraged loan market will likely remain attractive to investors drawn to the generally secured nature of the loans.
second-lien leveraged loan market became more firmly established as an integral component of highly leveraged capital structures, as evidenced by the following statistics: Second-lien loan issuance in 2006 is estimated at $29.