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  • n  a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
  • n  an agent who sells insurance
  • n  a financial institution that sells insurance

  • There were approximately 15 to 20 insurance underwriters and many reinsurers for the package that included the Intelsat 708 satellite.
  • The underwriters submit bids for the insurance package, including a decision to insure the satellite program, the amount of the premium, and the terms and conditions of the policy.
  • Each Name then joined one or more syndicates--groups of Names headed by an underwriter.
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  • Stephen Breyer in AFP
    Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people. Fannie Mae expanded home ownership for millions of... Franklin Raines http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Raines&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEwoIb4as9Mr13GTuJ1Ov8-r_6PJA Seattle Post Intelligencer http://www.google.com/url?q=http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/veb/archives/149385.asp&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEdxBsQpSjEWdlzGEy3vLe7IzVpQA Sep 23, 2008 104221 137737 underwriter Breyer wrote that the threat of antitrust lawsuits, through error and disincentive, could seriously alter underwriter conduct in undesirable ways (and) to allow an antitrust lawsuit would threaten serious harm to the efficient functioning of the...
  • Patrick McHenry in Winston-Salem Journal (registration)
    Ultimately, my responsibility is to the American taxpayer, who will be the underwriter of this dramatic proposal,McHenry, a member of the financial-services committee, said in a statement.

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