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Brought over the wall
Compelling a research analyst of an investment bank to work in the underwriting department for a corporate client, therefore allowing for the transmission of insider information. Also called "Over the Chinese wall".
Situation in which a research analyst at an investment bank works for the underwriting department for a corporate client. Legally, these two departments are supposed to be kept separate because of the risk in the transfer of inside information and potential conflicts of interest. also called "brought over the Chinese Wall".