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Sir Ian Fraser

  • 20 Jun 2003
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It's difficult to know where to start when talking about Ian Fraser, who died in early May this year. He was a polyglot, speaking French, German and Italian; a war hero, winning a Military Cross for his bravery in Italy during WWII; and a City banker par excellence, under the tutelage of Siegmund Warburg.

He learnt at the feet of Warburg in the 1950s, and by early 1963 he had reached a position of some seniority. With his now extensive connections he was asked to do the arranging for Finsider, the steelmaking subsidiary of Italy's state-owned IRI group.

By managing to bring together the complicated 15 year, $15m Autostrade issue in July 1963, he created a template that could be repeated. Although it was Warburg who could see the direction that markets might follow, it was Fraser that could turn vision into reality.

In 1969 he was picked by UK prime minister Harold Wilson to be director general of the takeover panel: the belief being that someone of Fraser's intellect and military training could bring some discipline to London corporate finance.

  • 20 Jun 2003

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 01 Feb 2016
1 Barclays 32,828.49 74 9.02%
2 Citi 24,327.69 73 6.68%
3 JPMorgan 19,485.37 90 5.35%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,402.46 63 5.33%
5 Deutsche Bank 18,951.64 53 5.21%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 Feb 2016
1 HSBC 1,012.56 4 6.74%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,007.03 4 6.70%
3 Commerzbank Group 875.20 4 5.82%
4 BNP Paribas 826.35 4 5.50%
5 ING 796.36 4 5.30%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 Feb 2016
1 UBS 2,173.75 4 24.65%
2 Deutsche Bank 657.35 5 7.45%
3 BNP Paribas 645.21 6 7.32%
4 Goldman Sachs 561.40 6 6.37%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 542.61 4 6.15%