Stanley Ross

  • 20 Jun 2003
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Stanley Ross is an unlikely hero. A bus conductor's son, he made a huge impact on a City that even in the 1970s was still dominated by public school boys fresh out of Oxbridge.

Ross left school at 15 and started work as a junior in the City in 1951. He worked his way up through Strauss Turnbull to join Kidder Peabody in 1967, where he set up the US bank's Eurobond operation from scratch. At one point, his team of 45 people contributed over a third of Kidder's total global income. When he left, Kidder's pre-eminence in the Euromarkets collapsed.

But Ross is best remembered for the creation of his own firm in 1978, Ross & Partners, which effectively created a grey market in Eurobonds. His idea was to integrate the price gap between the primary and secondary markets by immediately making price quotations in bonds on an "if and when issued" basis.

His Reuters page RAPC became required reading for anyone wanting to know the real prices of any Eurobond issue.

  • 20 Jun 2003

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 317,691.74 1201 8.90%
2 JPMorgan 291,227.96 1326 8.16%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 285,088.11 991 7.99%
4 Goldman Sachs 217,749.25 714 6.10%
5 Barclays 209,291.80 811 5.87%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,320.82 147 6.67%
2 Deutsche Bank 32,259.50 104 6.66%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,890.43 85 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 25,663.29 144 5.30%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 22,617.86 130 4.67%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 18,160.85 71 9.15%
2 Morgan Stanley 15,215.44 76 7.67%
3 UBS 14,195.29 55 7.15%
4 Citi 14,014.57 86 7.06%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,113.98 67 6.10%