What is an “Issuer”?

What is an “Issuer”?

An “issuer” is any “person” who sells and issues its own securities.  A common example is a corporation that sells its stock to investors to raise money to fund its business operations.  If a corporation owned stock in another company, it could theoretically sell that stock to raise money to fund its operations, but in that instance, the corporation would not be the “issuer” of the stock that it sold.  As an “issuer”, you are able to print stock certificates representing interests (i.e., “securities”) in your own company, and sell them in exchange for real money (i.e., cash) from investors, subject of course in all respects to the US federal and state securities laws.