investment company


Definition of investment company 

: a company whose primary business is holding securities of other companies purely for investment purposes — compare holding company

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Investors in the program in the past two years include Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, entrepreneurs Bruce Lunsford and James Patterson, influential Louisville attorney Ed Glasscock and Anchorage investment company owner Neil Ramsey. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Lawmakers move to sweeten program that helped Bevin get investors for company he co-owns," 28 Mar. 2018 Kennedy reported another $245,000, including $100,000 each from attorney Robert Berner and Thomas Scott, CEO of investment company CA Ventures. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Morning Spin: $50,000 gets 'gold' sponsorship of Rauner dinner featuring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker," 2 Mar. 2018 The prince, chairman of global investment company Kingdom Holding, was held for more than two months with other prominent officials and businessmen at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia releases most detainees in corruption probe after settlements totaling nearly $107 billion," 30 Jan. 2018 The automaker's largest shareholder is Exor, an Italian investment company controlled by the Agnelli and Elkann families. Greg Gardner, Detroit Free Press, "Fiat Chrysler shares surge 22%; company won't comment on talks," 5 Jan. 2018 Joseph DeNardi, an airline industry analyst at the investment company Stifel, also noted that in the United States, no-frills carriers like Spirit had not aimed to win business away from their biggest rivals. New York Times, "Paris Beckons as a Fare War Turns Europe Into a Bargain," 2 July 2018 Vekselberg is the chairman of Renova, a Russian investment company. Marshall Cohen, CNN, "Stormy Daniels' lawyer: US company linked to Russian oligarch paid $500,000 to Cohen," 8 May 2018 Before becoming CEO of Germany’s biggest bank, the Briton served as president for Europe at the Singaporean investment company Temasek and as chief financial officer of Swiss bank UBS. Washington Post, "Media: Deutsche Bank’s CEO Cryan to be replaced by Sewing," 8 Apr. 2018 That put massive swaths of timberland in the hands of investment companies and prompted worries about future timber supplies and the ecological effect of breaking large blocks of forest into smaller ones. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DNR adds more land for fishing, hunting and other public uses in $7.2 million deal," 23 May 2018

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circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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