Closed-End Investment Company

An investment company quoted on a securities exchange which pools funds from the public through the flotation of equities, and invests the monies usually in listed securities. The securities of the company are thus tradeable like any other securities on an exchange. Unlike the open-end funds (unit trust or mutual funds), closed-end companies have fixed capital and thus do not stand ready to redeem or issue additional securities. They are sometimes referred to as investment trust company.