Definitions for "lead manager"
The commercial or investment bank which has primary responsibility for organizing...
The lead manager is the underwriter that has ultimate control of the offering, including the number of shares allocated to each co-manager, the roadshow process, and the price of the deal. Other underwriters are called co-managers. The names of the managers appear on the front page of the prospectus.
The lead investment bank in a syndicate selling a public securities offering.
Keywords:  subordinate, arranger, source
Subordinate to an arranger. Source