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investment company

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noun
  1. a company that invests its funds in other companies and issues its own securities against these investments.
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Origin of investment company

First recorded in 1930–35
Also called investment trust.
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British Dictionary definitions for investment trust

investment trust

noun
  1. a financial enterprise that invests its subscribed capital in securities for its investors' benefit
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