a company that invests its funds in other companies and issues its own securities against these investments.
Origin of investment company
First recorded in 1930–35
Also called investment trust.
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British Dictionary definitions for investment trust
a financial enterprise that invests its subscribed capital in securities for its investors' benefit
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