Robert Gray

  • 20 Jun 2003
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A graduate of St John's College, Cambridge, Robert Gray joined Morgan Guaranty as a management trainee in 1971, moving to New York in 1975. In 1982, he returned to London where he managed Morgan's global syndicated loans business. But it was as head of its London syndicate, between February 1984 and June 1986, that Gray made his mark, helping to establish Morgan as a strong player in investment banking and hence challenging what it viewed as the outdated restrictions of the Glass-Steagall laws in the US. Gray says Morgan continually pushed into new territories. They included innovations such as flip flops as well as variations on established themes - such as taking the Deutschmark  curve out to 15 years (unimaginably long, for the Germany of the 1980s) for RJ Reynolds.

A tireless supporter of improved efficiencies and probity in the new issue market, Gray took over from David Band as chairman of IPMA in 1993 while still vice chairman of JP Morgan Securities. The following year he left to become chairman of HSBC Markets.

  • 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
  • Today
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
  • Today
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%