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Elephant

Informal; a very large institutional investor. Elephants can have huge impacts on the market for both good and bad. See also: Too-Big-to-Fail.
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elephant

An institutional investor that controls a substantial amount of funds and that makes investment decisions that can have a major impact on a security's market price.
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Este documental cientifico esta producido con fines educativos y tiene como objetivo sensibilizar a los espectadores, especialmente estudiantes, sobre la importancia de la conservacion de la vida salvaje, a traves del entendimiento y respeto por el gran elefante asiatico Elephas maximus (Proboscidea: Elephantidae).
Discoveries of woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Proboscidea: Elephantidae) and some other Pleistocene mammals on the Taimyr Peninsula.
Of these 65 clades, we eliminated 33 because their members had large body size or were primates (Loridae, Galagonidae, Cercopithecinae, Colobinae, Hominidae, Canidae, Acinonychinae, Felinae, Pantherinae, Herpestinae, Hyaeninae, Protelinae, Lutrinae, Mellivorinac, Mustelinae, Nandinimae, Viverrinae, Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Orycteropodidae, Aepycerotinae, Alcelaphinae, Antilopinae, Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Reduncinae, Phacochoerinae, Suinae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, Manidae).
Just as there are two kinds of elephants but the term "elephant" is still a natural kind term designating the family Elephantidae, if there are two kinds of water, the term "water" can still be a natural kind term designating the genus water.
Origin and evolution of the Elephantidae. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series 63(3):1-149.