Lead underwriter

Definition:

The head of a syndicate of financial firms that are sponsoring an initial public offering of securities or a secondary offering of securities. Could also apply to bond issues.

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Risk controlled arbitrage

A self-funding, self-hedged series of transactions that generally use mortgage securities (MBS) as the primary assets.

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