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Definition of

underwriter

  • 1. Stockholding & Investments

    guarantor of public offering an institution or group of institutions who, for a fee, guarantee a public offering from a corporation and, if it fails to find enough buyers, will purchase the remaining shares

  • 2. Insurance

    insurance risk assessor a person who establishes insurance risk and issues insurance policies for an insurance company or syndicate, paying the insured party if a specified loss occurs.

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Definitions of ’underwriter’ and meaning of ’underwriter’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’underwriter’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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