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
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,864.95 59 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%