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Definition of

underwriting commission

Stockholding & Investments

fee guaranteeing purchase of new stock a fee paid by a company to the underwriters for guaranteeing the purchase of new shares in that company.

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Definitions of ’underwriting commission’ and meaning of ’underwriting commission’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’underwriting commission’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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