institutional investor


Entity with large amounts to invest, such as investment companies, mutual funds, brokerages, insurance companies, pension funds, investment banks and endowment funds. Institutional investors are covered by fewer protective regulations because it is assumed that they are more knowledgeable and better able to protect themselves. They account for a majority of overall volume.

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They were an institutional investor because they ha d large amount of money to invest and could afford to do it.

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Margie decided to utilize an institutional investor as opposed to investing on her own, because of the potential for greater dividends.

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ABC Corporation decided to use a large institutional investor like Fidelity to handle the pension plan and mutual funds for their work force.

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