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Underwriting agreement

The contract between a corporation issuing new publicly offered securities and the managing underwriter as agent for the underwriting group. Compare to agreement among underwriters.



Underwriting agreement

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Underwriting fee

Underwriting fee

The portion of the gross underwriting spread that compensates the securities firms that underwrite a public offering for their services.


Underwriting spread

Underwriting spread

The income that is generated by the underwriting syndicate and the selling group, which is essentially the difference between the amount paid to the issuer of securities in a primary distribution and the public offering price.


All or none underwriting

All or none underwriting

An arrangement whereby a security issue is cancelled if the underwriter is unable to resell the entire issue.


Underwriting

Underwriting

A bank or other financial institution's guarantee to a company that it will buy a certain number of shares in a company's new issue or rights issue, should the issue not be fully subscribed by other investors.From the company's point of view, having its new issue underwritten is a form of insurance. It means that if it has priced an issue too high and the market shuns it, the company can still be sure that it will get money from the new issue.Of course, security comes at a price. Underwriters charge a fee for the back-up they provide. If the new issue is very popular, it will pocket that fee and make a handsome profit. Occasionally, they get badly burned. New issues underwritten immediately before the 1987 stock market crash lost a lot of money.Sometimes companies do a rights issue at a deep discount to reduce the underwriting fees.


Underwriting

Underwriting

Acting as the underwriter in the issue of new securities for a firm.


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Underwriting Commission
Underwriting income
Firm commitment underwriting
Negotiated underwriting
Underwriting syndicate


 
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