lead bank

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Noun1.lead bank - a bank named by a lending syndicate of several banks to protect their interests
banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, bank - a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
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Joining lead banks JP Morgan (JPM), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) and Citigroup (C) will be banks including Wells Fargo (WFC), Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS) and UBS (UBS), which will be making the biggest commitments after the lead banks, sources say.
Although the data indicate that lead banks increasingly used the originate-to-distribute model from the early 1990s on, we conclude that this increase was limited to a large extent to term loans; in their credit-line business with corporations, banks continued to rely on the traditional originate-to-hold model.
Our investigation into the entities investing in bank loans confirms that other banks were not quick to step in and take over as lead banks reduced their stake in the loans they originated.
In 1988, the first year of the sample period, lead banks retained in aggregate a stake of 17.