investment trust

Definitions of investment trust
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n a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

Synonyms:
fund, investment company, investment firm
Types:
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hedge fund, hedgefund
a flexible investment company for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million); can use high-risk techniques (not allowed for mutual funds) such as short-selling and heavy leveraging
mutual fund, mutual fund company, open-end fund, open-end investment company
a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
closed-end fund, closed-end investment company
a regulated investment company that issues a fixed number of shares which are listed on a stock market
face-amount certificate company
a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date
REIT, Real Estate Investment Trust
an investment trust that owns and manages a pool of commercial properties and mortgages and other real estate assets; shares can be bought and sold in the stock market
unit investment trust, unit trust
a regulated investment company consisting of professional managers who issue redeemable securities representing a portfolio of many different securities
fixed investment trust, nondiscretionary trust
an investment trust that can buy only those securities listed when the trust was organized
index fund
a mutual fund that invests in the stocks that are the basis of a well-known stock or bond index
Type of:
nondepository financial institution
a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance

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