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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.
The majority of leveraged ETFs and inverse leveraged ETFs were created by ProShares (part of the ProFunds Group), Direxion, and Rydex/SGI.
Lenders to leveraged enterprises have been, in large part, those that can most easily absorb losses without major systemic consequences.
was entering an economic slowdown, highly leveraged companies are flush with cash and have generally improved balance sheets by reducing debt levels and/or extending maturities,' said Eric Tutterow, Managing Director, U.
Second-lien loans are favored by a new generation of institutional investors that have the capacity to make larger commitments and frequently prefer floating rate obligations,' said Lisa Matalon, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings Leveraged Finance team.
Fitch mapped these loans back to the broader leveraged loan market and compared their characteristics to those of overall leveraged loan issuance during the same period.
In addition to providing cutting-edge delivery services to Japanese companies that offer online game contents, Akamai's global platform is being leveraged in Japan to drive the commercial use of the Internet by companies in a variety of fields including image-delivery services, financial services, food and beverage services, cosmetics, and multimedia.