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Glossary Term: UNDERWRITER

Definition(s) for UNDERWRITER:


1. ) pertains to investment bankers who handle the offering of a new issue of securities. They buy all the securities from the issuer and distribute them to investors. They make a profit on the underwriting spread. The investment banker may be acting alone or as a member of an underwriting group or syndicate.

2. ) see Investment Banker

3. ) The party which arranges for the issue of new securities. Underwriters guarantee full subscription by taking up all unsubscribed shares.


See Also:
LEAD UNDERWRITER, MANAGING UNDERWRITER, CHARTERED LIFE UNDERWRITER (CLU), UNDERWRITER (SEE UNDERWRITING), ACTIVE UNDERWRITER, FOLLOWING UNDERWRITER, LEAD UNDERWRITER, UNDERWRITER¡¯S EXEMPTION


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