grantor

grantor
Someone who assumes the obligation, not the right, to buy (for a put) or sell (for a call) the underlying futures contract or commodity at the strike price.
See also writer. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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A person, partnership or corporation that gives or conveys an interest in property. Often used to identify the creator of a trust. American Banker Glossary
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A trader in the options market who makes premium income by selling options. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A seller of an option. See also Writer. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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An LME term for an options writer.
See writer and taker. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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( option) seller/grantor/writer
Also known as the option writer. The seller of an option is subject to a potential obligation if the buyer chooses to exercise the option. Exchange Handbook Glossary

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grantor gran‧tor [ˌgrɑːnˈtɔː, ˈgrɑːntə ǁ ˈgræntər, -tɔːr] noun [countable]
1. LAW a person who gives their legal ownership of land, property, or money to someone else
2. a person or company that allows someone to have something:

• AT&T is the first big credit grantor to respond to complaints that consumers have difficulty obtaining their credit reports.

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grantor UK US /ɡrænˈtɔːr/ US  /ˈɡræntər/ noun [C]
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE a person or organization that gives grants (= money for a particular purpose): »

As grantor, central government requires information from local government that funds are being used well.

LAW, PROPERTY a person or organization that makes someone the owner of land or property: »

The land was transferred to the former tenants, but the grantor maintained the right to make use of it until his death.

FINANCE a person or company that gives people something that they officially ask for : »

The company acting as credit grantor will require confirmation of all other financial commitments.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • grantor — grant·or / gran tər, ˌtȯr; gran tȯr/ n: one that makes a grant: as a: one that conveys property or a right in property by deed b: settlor c: one (as an organization) that provides aid in the form of grants (as for education) …   Law dictionary

  • grantor — 1620s, from Anglo Fr. grantor, agent noun from granter (see GRANT (Cf. grant)). Native form granter (n.) is attested from c.1400 …   Etymology dictionary

  • grantor — grant or (gr[.a]nt [^o]r), n. (Law) The person by whom a grant or conveyance is made. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grantor — [gran′tər, gran′tôr΄] n. Law a person who makes a grant …   English World dictionary

  • grantor — The person by whom a grant is made. A transferor of property. The creator of a trust is usually designated as the grantor of the trust. See also settlor @ grantor grantee index Master index, as kept in county recorder s office, to all recorded… …   Black's law dictionary

  • grantor — The person by whom a grant is made. A transferor of property. The creator of a trust is usually designated as the grantor of the trust. See also settlor @ grantor grantee index Master index, as kept in county recorder s office, to all recorded… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Grantor — 1. A seller of either call or put options who profits from the premium for which the options are sold. Synonymous with option writer. 2. The creator of a trust, meaning the individual whose assets are put into the trust. 1. For example, say a… …   Investment dictionary

  • grantor — grant ► VERB 1) agree to give or allow (something requested) to. 2) give (something) formally or legally to. 3) agree or admit to (someone) that (something) is true. ► NOUN 1) a sum of money given by a government or public body for a particular… …   English terms dictionary

  • grantor — noun a person who makes a grant in legal form conveyed from grantor to grantee • Derivationally related forms: ↑grant • Hypernyms: ↑granter • Hyponyms: ↑alienor …   Useful english dictionary

  • grantor-grantee index — A set of records found in the county land records office, listing current and past owners of all parcels of real estate in the county. You can find information about the ownership of real estate by looking up the name of a grantor (person selling …   Law dictionary

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