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Define the term Institutional Investor What are some examples of Institutional InvestorsIt is an organization that pools large sums of money and buys securities such as stocks bonds real estate etc Examples include mutual funds pension funds insurance companies hedge funds investment companies etcDefine the term Pension Fund How are they funded and what types of assets do they invest inrdMany employers deduct a portion of their employees pay cheque and give this money to a 3 party who will invest this for them Pension funds provide retirement income for workers who have made contributionsHistorically pension funds buy lots of safe investments like government bonds and quality corporate bonds In recent years interest rates are very low which makes bonds less rewarding so now pension funds are taking more risk and buying a lot more stocksList 3 Pension Funds in CanadaTeachers Pension Plan and Healthcare Pension Pl
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