English translation: syndicate leader's prior charge on profit
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Have found - and in the context of financial risk management/derivatives: http://risk.ifci.ch/00012446.htm
"A fraction of the management fee of an underwriting calculated on the face amount of the issue and taken by the lead manager(s) for coordinating the issue."
Also to do with securities: http://www.ejv.com/bp/html/glossary3.html
"A portion of the management fee, calculated on the full principal amount of an issue, taken by the lead manager or managers as compensation for assuming responsibility for the coordination and distribution of a primary market issue."