Richard Johnson

  • 20 Jun 2003
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Richard Johnson was a key figure in the 1990s, securing a reputation as the best syndicate manager in the market. His ability to price deals was legendary and his knowledge of the business made his advice essential for borrowers defining new funding strategies and launching bonds.

Even competitors sought his advice as he was renowned for knowing the business down to the last basis point.

Johnson joined Swiss Bank from Nomura in 1990 as a new issue trader and, having taken the firm through the acquisition of SG Warburg and the merger with UBS, became global head of syndicate of UBS Warburg, before retiring earlier this year at the age of 39.

He was a well known innovator at the firm, having initiated emerging market trading at Swiss Bank in early 1991, and he developed the bank's new issue business, taking it from a top lead manager of retail bonds in the early 1990s to the top bracket of bookrunners of international institutional bonds later in the decade.

  • 20 Jun 2003

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
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
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Commerzbank Group 114.00 1 66.16%
2 CaixaBank 37.05 1 21.50%
3 UniCredit 10.62 1 6.17%
3 BNP Paribas 10.62 1 6.17%
Subtotal 172.30 3 100.00%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 770.06 2 16.80%
2 Goldman Sachs 656.16 2 14.32%
3 JPMorgan 527.28 4 11.50%
4 Emirates NBD PJSC 408.38 1 8.91%
5 Deutsche Bank 321.53 3 7.01%