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
  • Today
1 Citi 358,291.38 1348 9.06%
2 JPMorgan 320,704.66 1461 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 318,128.31 1104 8.04%
4 Goldman Sachs 236,643.87 789 5.98%
5 Barclays 231,197.41 895 5.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 35,007.57 165 6.53%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,880.53 120 6.51%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,805.65 97 5.93%
4 BNP Paribas 27,920.60 169 5.21%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 24,398.89 138 4.55%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,745.92 80 8.85%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,334.63 83 7.32%
3 Citi 15,972.34 95 7.16%
4 UBS 15,487.17 60 6.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,053.61 76 6.30%