unit investment trust


unit investment trust
A trust established whereby funds are pooled and invested in income-producing securities such as bonds, preferred stock, etc. Units of the trust are sold to investors who maintain an interest in the trust in proportion to their investment
+ unit investment trust
An investment company organized under a trust indenture, contract of custodianship or agency or similar instrument. 15 U.S.C.A. No. 80a-4(2).
The most common form of organization is the trust indenture. The holder of shares in this investment vehicle has an undivided interest in a fixed pool of securities held by the trustee or custodian

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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