Definition of arbitrageur in English:


(also arbitrager)


  • A person who engages in arbitrage.

    • ‘This assumption overstates the impact of the bid-ask difference because arbitrageurs will likely face smaller bid-ask spreads, and some trades will occur within the range of the bid and ask prices.’
    • ‘They are arbitrageurs, that require split-second communications.’
    • ‘The King of financial arbitrage capitalism is the financial arbitrageur.’
    • ‘The fixed income arbitrageur aims to profit from price anomalies between related interest rate securities.’
    • ‘Subscription revenues assume the protection of intellectual property, which prohibits arbitrageurs from reprinting your newspaper and selling it at half-price because they don't have to pay your writers.’
    • ‘Institutional shareholders including arbitrageurs traditionally do not respond to offers up until close to the deadline.’
    • ‘All parties are happy - if the stock increases our arbitrageur makes up to 1% on the trade and if it falls he makes no loss and no gain.’
    • ‘The arbitrageur tries to capture the difference, or ‘spread,’ between the target's current price and its acquisition price.’
    • ‘As the risk capital behind the arbitrageurs increased, the spreads declined and they had to reach into ever-smaller markets to generate the expected returns.’
    • ‘This result supports the hypothesis of Shleifer and Summers, according to which noise factors such as investor sentiment are not fully countered by arbitrageurs and so affect asset prices.’
    • ‘From my perspective, all participants failed to see the potentially extreme dynamics of a market dominated by traders and arbitrageurs with only limited participation from long term investors.’
    • ‘The arbitrageurs exploit such ‘discounts’ by buying up shares in the funds and then forcing trusts to buy back the shares at a higher price, making a quick and easy profit.’
    • ‘By doing this, the arbitrageurs make a quick profit.’
    • ‘In effect they act as regulatory arbitrageurs, reaping the rewards of fast-moving financial markets without the burden of the regulatory controls that banks face.’
    • ‘The differentials make it profitable for arbitrageurs to move in.’
    • ‘The arbitrageur does this, of course, to make a profit but the effect of arbitrage is to equalize prices or interest rates between markets, provided there is completely free movement of capital.’
    • ‘This strategy tries to exploit the relative prices of the convertible bond and the stock: the arbitrageur of this strategy would think the bond is a little cheap and the stock is a little expensive.’
    • ‘The speculator is betting on changes in the price, while the arbitrageur is betting on changes in the spread (difference between two prices).’
    • ‘I take his point that a volatile market is much easier for a speculator with reliable information to manipulate (technically, an arbitrageur exploiting the opportunity for riskless profits).’
    • ‘The arbitrageur will sell the over priced bond to the dealer at the bid price, and buy the under priced bond from the dealer at the ask price.’


Late 19th century: from French, from arbitrer give judgement, from Latin arbitrari (see arbitrate).