- Also called fixed investment trust, fixed trust. an investment company that has a fixed portfolio of securities, usually of a single type, such as municipal bonds or corporate bonds, which are held to maturity: each investor receives a share in the amount proportionate to his or her holding.
- Also called u·ni·trust [yoo-ni-truhst] /ˈyu nɪˌtrʌst/. an inflexible type of mutual fund in which each investor is obligated to invest a total specified amount in a certain number of shares, payable in equal amounts on a monthly or quarterly basis over an extended period of time.
- British. mutual fund.
Origin of unit trust
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called unit investment trust (for defs 1, 2).
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- British an investment trust that issues units for public sale, the holders of which are creditors and not shareholders with their interests represented by a trust company independent of the issuing agency