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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
The leading firm in an underwriting group, which originates the deal and acts as an agent for the group.
The commercial or investment bank which has primary responsibility for organizing a given credit or bond issuance. This bank will find other lending organizations or underwriters to create the syndicate, negotiate terms with the issuer, and assess market conditions. also called syndicate manager, lead manager or lead underwriter.
See syndicate manager