Definitions for "Institutional Investor"
Organization or investment manager that invests funds on behalf of institutional parties such as pension funds, insurance companies and banks, as opposed to individual or retail investors.
A bank, mutual fund, pension fund, or other corporate entity that trades securities in large volumes. (See also buy-side trader, fourth market, qualified institutional investor)
It is estimated that over 90% of UK shares are owned by such investors, which are generally pension funds, unit trusts and insurance companies.