underwriter
un·der·writ·er /'ən-dər-ˌrī-tər/ n
1 a: a person (as an individual or a company) who underwrites an insurance policy: insurer
b: a person who assesses risks to be covered by an insurance policy
2: a person (as an individual or company) who underwrites a security issue compare issuer
◇ The Securities Act of 1933 requires dealers, issuers, and underwriters to file registration statements for the securities that they sell.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

underwriter
index insurer, surety (guarantor)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


underwriter
n.
A person, bank, insurance company, or other institution that underwrites something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


underwriter
Another term for an insurer who assumes the risk of another's loss and compensates for the loss under the terms of an insurance policy.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

underwriter
The financial institution that agrees to purchase or to procure other institutions (called sub-underwriters) to purchase the shares to the extent that they are not sold under the offer. Most large share issues and offers by listed companies are underwritten.
+ underwriter
USA
Generally, an investment bank, or other financial institution, that offers or sells securities to investors in a public offering on behalf of the company in either a firm commitment underwriting or a best efforts underwriting. The Securities Act defines underwriter much more broadly to include other participants in a distribution of securities.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

underwriter
n.
   a company or person which/who underwrites an insurance policy, issue of corporate securities, business or project.
   See also: underwrite

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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