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fund US English

A sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose

fund US Thesaurus

an emergency fund for refugees

chit fund US English

(In South Asia) an institution which accepts savings at interest and lends money for house and other purchases

race fund US English

A fund from which the prizes in a horse race are (partially) financed.

road fund US English

A fund for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges

growth fund US English

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

hedge fund US English

A limited partnership of investors that uses high risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains

mutual fund US English

An investment program funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings and is professionally managed

quant fund US English

A mutual fund which uses computer models to make investments based on quantitative analysis of the market.

safety fund US English

A fund into which all private banks are required to deposit a percentage of stock, in order to guarantee the value of their circulating notes.

slush fund US English

A reserve of money used for illicit purposes, especially political bribery

social fund US English

(In the UK) a social security fund from which loans or grants are made to people in need

trust fund US English

A fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries

federal fund US English

In plural Money held or disbursed by the U.S. federal government.

fighting fund US English

Money raised to finance a campaign, especially one supporting a political or social cause

fund manager US English

An employee or department of a large institution (such as a bank, pension fund, or insurance company) that manages the investment of money on its own behalf or on that of an outside client

hardship fund US English

A sum of money made available for people experiencing severe financial difficulties

managed fund US English

An investment fund run on behalf of an investor by an agent (typically an insurance company)

pension fund US English

A fund from which pensions are paid, accumulated from contributions from employers, employees, or both

reserve fund US English

A fund kept as a reserve, especially by a bank or other financial institution; also in plural.

sinking fund US English

A fund formed by periodically setting aside money for the gradual repayment of a debt or replacement of a wasting asset

tracker fund US English

A mutual fund whose holdings mirror the composition of a stock market index or group of indexes

umbrella fund US English

An offshore investment fund which invests only in other investment funds

vulture fund US English

A fund that invests in companies or properties that are performing poorly and may therefore be undervalued

welfare fund US English

A fund from which payments are made to those in need.

guarantee fund US English

A sum of money pledged as a contingent indemnity for loss

indemnity fund US English

A reserve of money set aside to secure someone against a loss or other financial burden

provident fund US English

(Especially in South East Asia) an investment fund contributed to by employees, employers, and (sometimes) the state, out of which a lump sum is provided to each employee on retirement

revolving fund US English

A fund that is continually replenished as withdrawals are made

structural fund US English

Economics and Politics a fund established for the purpose of making changes to structural aspects of a business, industry, or economy; especially any of the various funds set up by the European Union to pay for projects aimed at reducing socio-economic disparities between its different regions.

Consolidated Fund US English

The account held by the Exchequer of the British government at the Bank of England into which public monies (such as tax receipts) are paid and from which major payments are made, other than those dependent on periodic parliamentary approval

contingency fund US English

A reserve of money set aside to cover possible unforeseen future expenses

counterpart fund US English

A sum of money accrued in a local currency arising from goods or services received from abroad

sustentation fund US English

A fund providing support for church ministers in meeting their living costs, especially in the Free Church of Scotland.

exchange-traded fund US English

A type of investment fund that is traded on a stock exchange

Mansion House Fund US English

(In the Victorian era) any of various charitable relief funds collected by the Lord Mayor of London through a public appeal.

money market fund US English

(In plural) funds used to invest in the money market (rare).

road fund licence US English

A disc displayed on a vehicle certifying payment of road tax

trust fund baby US English

A person, typically a young adult, who is independently wealthy and does not need to work to earn a living

sovereign wealth fund US English

A government-owned investment fund

International Monetary Fund US English

An international organization established in 1945 that aims to promote international trade and monetary cooperation and the stabilization of exchange rates. Member countries contribute in gold and in their own currencies to provide a reserve on which they may draw to meet foreign obligations during periods of deficit in their international balance of payments. Payments are usually made on the basis of the country’s acceptance of stipulated measures for economic correction, which often entail cuts in public expenditure and an increased cost of living, and have frequently caused controversy. It is affiliated with the United Nations, with headquarters in Washington, DC

Save the Children Fund US English

(In the UK) a charity founded in 1919 operating internationally to aid children. Princess Anne has been its president since 1971

World Wide Fund for Nature US English

An international organization established (as the World Wildlife Fund) in 1961 to raise funds for projects including the conservation of endangered species or of valuable habitats. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland

defund US English

Prevent from continuing to receive funds

International Fund for Agricultural Development US English

An agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to mobilize additional funds for agricultural and rural development in developing countries through programs that directly benefit the poorest rural populations. It began operations in 1977

crowdfund US English

Fund (a project or venture) by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet

fundholding US English

(In the UK) a former system of state funding for general practitioners, in which a GP was allocated a budget with which they could buy a limited range of hospital services

fundraise US English

Seek financial support for a charity, cause, or other enterprise

fundraiser US English

A person whose job or task is to seek financial support for a charity, institution, or other enterprise

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