Simon Meadows

  • 20 Jun 2003
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"How many people have gone home at the end of a day long $900m on a new issue?" That was what Simon Meadows asked himself after ending up with such a position after launching the largest ever sole-led Eurobond, a $1.5bn seven year issue for the Republic of Italy in 1990.

It may not have been Meadows' best call, but without risk-takers such as Credit Suisse First Boston's co-head of European fixed income distribution, the Euromarket would be a poorer place.

Joining Salomon in 1984, Meadows became a secondary Eurobond trader. After becoming head of fixed income syndicate he moved on to CSFB, where, working alongside John Walsh (see profile), he kept the bank at the forefront of the developments.

For instance, racing a Deutsche team led by Roman Schmidt, he overcame conventional wisdom firstly to launch an Argentina Deutschmark deal beyond five years and then push the credit as far along the curve as possible. Of such daring, history is made.

  • 20 Jun 2003

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 244,235.70 910 8.87%
2 JPMorgan 223,767.95 1021 8.13%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 211,276.97 750 7.68%
4 Barclays 166,062.82 634 6.03%
5 Goldman Sachs 162,877.27 537 5.92%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 25,385.87 103 7.10%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 7.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,023.57 59 6.16%
4 BNP Paribas 18,766.65 109 5.25%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,157.63 105 5.08%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 12,578.87 55 8.17%
2 Citi 11,338.07 71 7.36%
3 UBS 10,682.06 44 6.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,419.53 53 6.76%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,194.88 57 6.62%