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Bracket

A term signifying the extent of an underwriter's commitment in a new issue, e.g., major bracket or minor bracket.

Bracket

A group of underwriters responsible for placing a certain amount of a new issue with investors. Brackets are arranged in a hierarchy, which indicates how much of an issue each bracket is placing with respect to the others. The brackets are called, from largest to smallest: bulge bracket, major bracket, minor bracket, underwriter, selling group. The second largest bracket is sometimes called the mezzanine bracket. Brackets are listed in order of size on an advertisement detailing each new issue, known as the tombstone.
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These forms provide for certain disclosures to clients (or potential clients) as required by CFP Board's Code of Ethics, with corresponding Rules in the Code of Ethics referrenced in parantheses.
We report coefficient estimates from OLS regressions and asymptotic t-statics based on White (1980) standard errors in parantheses.
Newey-West (1987) corrected standard errors are used to calculate the t statistics, which are reported in parantheses.
The compiler's commentary has been omitted except where a brief gloss is given within parantheses.
3] (a) The numbers in parantheses are standard deviations on the reported values in units of the last place, obtained from least-squares refinement from 20 experimental values of 2[theta].