INVESTMENT BANKER Definition

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INVESTMENT BANKER is an underwriter who serves as a middleman between a corporation issuing new securities and the public. Usually, an investment banker, or several investment bankers in a syndicate, buy the securities issue outright, then sell the securities to individuals or institutions.

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SHAREHOLDER OF RECORD is any individual or company that owns at least one share of stock of a corporation; such shares represented by a stock certificate or record of shares held by the owners broker.

DIVIDEND DATE: The payment date remains the same over the life of the issue, but the board of directors must approve or declare each individual payment. On the date that a board declares a dividend, it also sets a record date and ex-dividend (without dividend) date.

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