jointly and severally(redirected from Joint and Severally)
Jointly and severally
Municipal bond underwriting in which the account is undivided and syndicate members are responsible for unsold bonds in proportion to their participation, regardless of how many bonds they may have already sold. A firm with 20% of the account is responsible for selling 20% of the unsold bonds even if has already sold 25% of the total debt issue, for example. See: Severally but not jointly.
Jointly and Severally
Relating to an agreement between the issuer of a new security and its underwriting syndicates mandating that the underwriters are responsible for any unsold portion of the issue in proportion to their participation in the issue, even if they sold their initially agreed upon participations. For instance, suppose an underwriting firm is responsible for placing 15% of an issue and does so. If the entire issue is not placed, the firm is still responsible for placing 15% of the unsold portion of the issue. This process continues until the entire issues is sold or the remainder cancelled.
jointly and severally
Of or relating to a securities offering in which the underwriter is responsible for its own allocation and for a proportionate share of any securities that remain unsold. Thus, a syndicate member allocated 10% of the securities to be sold would also be responsible for 10% of any unsold securities. Also called severally and jointly. Compare severally but not jointly.