Acting as the underwriter in a purchase and sale. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   A form of insurance whereby an underwriter agrees for a fee to take up a specific quantity of a new issue at the issue price if there is insufficient demand.

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underwriting UK US /ˈʌndəˌraɪtɪŋ/ noun [U]
FINANCE, INSURANCE the act of giving financial support for an activity, and for paying any costs if it fails: »

The group announced a £50 million investment in insurance underwriting.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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