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Institutions

Insurance companies, pension funds, trusts, foundations, mutual funds, funds managers, bank investment departments.

Institutional Investor

A business devoted to holding and managing assets, either for clients or for itself. Examples include mutual funds, banks, holding companies, and brokerages. Institutional investors are important to placing new issues of stocks and bonds, as they can afford to buy more of an issue than individual investors.
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The whole substance of human authority was centred in the simple doctrine of royal prerogative, the origin of which was always traced in theory to divine institution.
Such is in brief the attitude in which Aristotle approaches political problems, but in working out its application to men and institutions as they are, Aristotle admits certain compromises which are not really consistent with it.
For, according to the order of nature, which is quite superior to our will, it stands thus; there will always be a government of force where men are selfish; and when they are pure enough to abjure the code of force they will be wise enough to see how these public ends of the post-office, of the highway, of commerce and the exchange of property, of museums and libraries, of institutions of art and science can be answered.
This is a demonstration of the efficiency of the Hampton-Tuskegee idea that stands like the demonstration of the value of democratic institutions themselves--a demonstration made so clear in spite of the greatest odds that it is no longer open to argument.
I jumped up to reply, amid the counter-cheering of the loose-thinkers; but before I could say a word the President of the Institution and the rector of the parish came into the room.
Universal suffrage, which finds such favor in the sight of those persons who belong to the constitutional opposition, as it is called, was a capital institution in the Church, because (as you yourself have just pointed out, dear pastor) the individuals of whom the Church was composed were all well educated, disciplined by religious feeling, thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the same system, well aware of what they wanted and whither they were going.
The parents were easily induced to consent to her coming to Boston, and on the 4th of October, 1837, they brought her to the Institution.
The institutions chiefly alluded to are STANDING ARMIES and the correspondent appendages of military establishments.
But in these great endeavors we are gravely hampered by the political institutions of today.
A DISTINGUISHED Advocate of Republican Institutions was seen pickling his shins in the ocean.
Blanche left Arnold to array herself in her bridal splendor--after another outrage on propriety, and more consequences of free institutions.
Byron (George Gordon Byron) expresses mainly the spirit of individual revolt, revolt against all existing institutions and standards.

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