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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
The seller of an option contract. also called grantor or option writer.
The seller of an option, usually an individual, bank, or company that issues the option and consequently has the obligation to sell the asset (if a call) or to buy the asset (if a put) on which the option is written if the option buyer exercises the option.
The seller of an option who collects the premium payment from the buyer.