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An entity that puts a financial asset in the marketplace.
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An organization that registers, distributes, and sells a security on the primary market. An issuer can be a private company or a government. For example, if a company registers a stock with the SEC, makes arrangements to underwrite it, and keeps the proceeds from its sale, it is said to be the issuer of that stock.
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An organization that is selling or has sold its securities to the public.
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An issuer is a corporation, government, agency, or investment trust that sells securities, such as stocks and bonds, to investors. Issuers may sell the securities through an underwriter as part of a public offering or as a private placement.

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Proponents auctions frequently charge that in traditional IPOs, issuing companies are routinely shortchanged the money from the initial pop, assuming that all the offering shares would have been bought at this higher price using the Dutch auction method.
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It would require them to strictly assess risks to shareholdings, based on such criteria as the creditworthiness of issuing companies and expected price fluctuations, and to set aside enough reserves to cover such risks.
The DIC would then resell the shares to their issuing companies as treasury stocks, while keeping the remaining shares for resale in the market at a later date.
About 90% of these bonds have yet to be converted into stock due to sagging stock prices, making it necessary for issuing companies to raise funds to redeem them, Nikko Research said in a report.