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An entity that puts a financial asset in the marketplace.


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.


An organization that is selling or has sold its securities to the public.


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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Globally, the book building method is favoured for its mutually beneficial nature: investors get the shares at a fair price that typically has potential upside, and the issuing company receives fair compensation.
Preferred stock typically has a call provision after the fifth year, and the issuing company can choose to repay the investors at full par value.
In addition to their value as fixed-income securities, another feature adds to the attraction of convertible bonds: they may be converted into a fixed number of shares of the issuing company.
With the representation of an additional policy issuing company and the availability of broader coverages, NASRA will be better able to serve its producers and insureds and also be well positioned for further expansion of their operations.
It also plans to offer enrollment forms that a prospective investor can download, print, fill out and mail to the issuing company, along with a check, to join the program.
The current environment suggests that if an issuing company does not provide fair value, policyholders will proceed directly to a secondary market--presumably, a viatical company--to get a better deal.
In contrast, preferred stock usually moves only if the credit rating of the issuing company changes or when interest rates swing.
Adding receivables back to a company's balance sheet does not give credit to the issuing company for reducing risks, e.
All guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company.
When underwriting decisions are made at the MGA level, the issuing company tends to get high cash flow and low operating expense ratios.
The guarantees result from the unique design of the funds, which are backed by the full faith and creditworthiness of the issuing company, Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC), a Prudential Financial company.