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Retention

The number of units allocated to an underwriting syndicate member less the units held back by the syndicate manager for facilitating institutional sales and for allocation to nonmember firms. In the context of construction contracts, an amount retained from construction contract payments (5-15% of the contract price) to ensure the contractor completes the construction before the retention is returned.

Retention

Prior to a new issue, the percentage of securities given to an underwriting syndicate to place with investors after making allowances for any underwriters that are not part of the syndicate as well as placement with institutional investors.

retention

The securities that are distributed to members of an underwriting syndicate after accounting for the portion of the new issue retained for sales to institutions and members of the selling group who are not also part of the syndicate.
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But the events of last winter and spring illustrate the roller-coaster ride that awaits any school district that tries to tamper with a core education policy like student retention.
Such student retention seems politically popular, having been endorsed by the past two presidents.
According to a 2000 Public Agenda survey, more than two-thirds of all parents nationwide supported retention even if it meant that their child would be held back.
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In fact, even while things were looking bad last spring, a new study by Brian Jacob of Harvard and Lars Lefgren of Brigham Young provided more evidence to support the proponents of Chicago's retention program.
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