An institutional investor is a type of investor with a large amount of funds to invest. Examples of institutional investors include pension funds, other unit trusts and funds of funds, investment companies, insurance companies, banks, charitable trusts, sovereign wealth funds and superannuation schemes. Because institutional investors typically have such a large amount of funds to invest they tend to negotiate better fee deals than retail investors; and there are specialist providers set up specifically to cater to wholesale investors.
Synonyms: Wholesale investor, Pension fund, High net worth individual, Insto
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