- nouna financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies• Hypernyms: ↑nondepository financial institution• Hyponyms:↑hedge fund, ↑hedgefund, ↑mutual fund, ↑mutual fund company, ↑open-end fund, ↑open-end investment company, ↑closed-end fund, ↑closed-end investment company, ↑face-amount certificate company, ↑Real Estate Investment Trust, ↑REIT, ↑unit investment trust, ↑unit trust, ↑nondiscretionary trust, ↑fixed investment trust
* * *noun or investment trust: a company that holds securities of other corporations for investment benefits only — compare holding company
* * *a company that invests its funds in other companies and issues its own securities against these investments. Also called investment trust.[1930-35]
* * *investment company,an investment trust or mutual fund.
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