Blaine Tomlinson

  • 20 Jun 2003
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Meet the Dante of the Euromarkets.

A one-time leasing specialist, Blaine Tomlinson is credited with the invention and application of the evocatively named Heaven and Hell structure, known somewhat more prosaically in the US as the Icon or Index Currency Option Note.

At Nomura, Tomlinson headed a team that he liked to describe as "sales engineers" who would visit investors and convey their specific requirements to the swap and syndicate departments.

In the case of an IBM Heaven and Hell structure devised by Tomlinson and his engineers in 1985 investors had asked for the opportunity to take a view on the dollar-yen rate.

In 1991, he founded Financial Risk Management, an independent advisory firm specialising in constructing and monitoring hedge fund portfolios.

  • 20 Jun 2003

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 22,118.13 61 9.00%
2 Barclays 20,987.41 55 8.54%
3 JPMorgan 17,406.75 53 7.08%
4 HSBC 16,333.52 48 6.64%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,454.74 49 6.29%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 BNP Paribas 43,328.12 198 6.63%
2 JPMorgan 42,145.56 84 6.45%
3 HSBC 38,419.93 154 5.88%
4 UniCredit 37,616.85 180 5.75%
5 ING 30,163.46 163 4.61%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 Emirates NBD PJSC 408.38 1 31.73%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 166.67 1 12.95%
2 JPMorgan 166.67 1 12.95%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 166.67 1 12.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 59.80 1 4.65%