Morgan Stanley Equity Honcho Bolts To Lehman

  • 08 Apr 2002
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Bill Levy, managing director and head of hedge fund sales for the equity derivatives group at Morgan Stanley, has jumped ship to join Lehman Brothers, according to officials at both firms. The move is seen as a boost to Lehman's flow derivatives business and elevates the firm's presence in the hedge fund market, according to two market officials. David Gittings, head of the global equity derivatives marketing group at Lehman, will now co-head the group with Levy. Both co-heads report to John Wickham, global head of equity sales at Lehman. Levy could not be reached and Gittings and Wickham did not return calls. Bill Ahearn, a Lehman spokesman, also did not return calls.

"Lehman has been trying to redouble their exposure to [the hedge fund] market since the beginning of the year, when they brought over the barrier options group from CSFB (DW, 1/21)," according to one market official.

"He's an excellent salesman," enthused an equity derivatives salesman in New York. "He has good relationships he'll be able to bring those to Lehman," he added. "This guy earned a lot of cash for Morgan Stanley. His experience in the hedge fund market made him a valuable asset," commented another market official.

Morgan Stanley is not thought to have named a successor for Levy, but rivals said his loss will have a limited impact on the group because the firm has a "deep talented bench" of marketers. While at Morgan Stanley, Levy reported to Rick Gould, global head of equity derivatives marketing. Gould and Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Melissa Stonberg did not return calls.


  • 08 Apr 2002

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,864.95 59 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%