carried interest

[ kar-eed in-ter-ist, in-trist ]
/ ˈkær id ˈɪn tər ɪst, ˈɪn trɪst /

noun Finance.

a share of profits received by managers of private investment funds, as private equity and hedge funds, unrelated to initial money the managers may or may not have contributed: His piles of accumulated carried interest have fallen neatly into a tax-free loophole.

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Origin of carried interest

First recorded in 1750–55
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