An investor is a person that allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return. Types of investments include: equity, debt securities, real estate, currency, commodity, token, derivatives such as put and call options, futures, forwards, etc. This definition makes no distinction between the investors in the primary and secondary markets. That is, someone who provides a business with capital and someone who buys a stock are both investors. An investor who owns a stock is a shareholder.
A person who invests money in order to make a profit.
The business entity in which an investment is made.
“In minority active investments, an investor acquires common shares of an investee with the intent of exerting significant influence over the investee’s activities. [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=M72b6tXgT1MC&pg=PT635&dq=investee]”
a person or organization that puts money into financial schemes, property, etc. with the expectation of achieving a profit
“foreign investors in the British commercial property sector”
“its breakneck rate of growth attracted investors in their droves”