An investment firm is a company that manages mutual funds or hedge funds, etc.
A holding company is a corporation that owns another corporation that actually does whatever it does to make money.
Citigroup is an example of a holding company.
What is the difference between a holding company and an investment company?
The main difference between a hedge fund and a holding company is that the holding company is set up specifically to own and operate a business or businesses, whereas a hedge fund is set up as an investment vehicle.
What is an investment holding company?
A company that earns income from the payment of dividends, rent or interest. The investment holding company does not produce goods or offer services itself, and instead acts as a holding company by owning shares of other companies. One example of an investment holding company is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
What type of business is a holding company?
A holding company is a company (usually a corporation) that owns a controlling interest in one or more companies, called subsidiaries. A holding company might be called an “umbrella” company or a parent company.
Is a holding company a business?
A holding company is a company that owns other companies’ outstanding stock. A holding company usually does not produce goods or services itself; rather, its purpose is to own shares of other companies to form a corporate group.