What do you call a company that own/run or invest in different companies?
Let's say I started this company, whose main purpose is to invest and/or own other companies. For instance, BG enterprise is the company and let's say it owns a "main-stream" blog, real estate company, and a flea market, what would BG enterprise be considered as? Could it be considered a venture capital firm, an investment firm, or what? Remember the main purpose of bg enterprise would be to own or invest in other companies..
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A great example of a company like this is Berkshire Hathaway; they either own or invest in a wide range of companies including Florsheims, Coca Cola, various Newspapers, GEICO, other insurance firms, etc... The main purpose of the company is to purchase (buy entire company) or invest (primarily by buying shares) in undervalued companies.
Berkshire Hathaway is usually described as a "Diversified Company" or ocassionally as a "Conglomerate".
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Mutual Fund companies tend to not fold, but I can understand your concern. But generally when people invest in funds they look at different types of funds - like large cap domestic, international, small cap domestic, emerging markets, etc. It certainly can't hurt you to go with different fund companies. I suggest you take a look at index funds - Vanguard and Fidelity have some good ones. They invest in a variety of markets and beat mutual funds over time. They also have low expense ratios. So if you want to look at seperate fund companies take a look at some of Vanguard's index funds.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Its a better idea to invest in more than 1 mutual fund. Yes MF is about diversification but you also need to diversify across mutual funds and across types of funds as well. You may want to look at different sectors based on their performance; you may want to look at short term/long term funds, etc. Dont diversify too much or management and tracking will become too much to handle.
- jeff410Lv 71 decade ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Venture Capitalists if you just invest.
Holding Company if you own.
- Teresa GLv 61 decade ago
It would be a Holdind or unit trust company.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
investment trust, unit trust, OEIC,ETF, incubator fund