Lehman Lands Research Gold

Lehman Brothers' fixed-income research is the best on Wall Street, according to investors who voted in Institutional Investor's 13th All-America Fixed-Income Research poll.

  • 17 Sep 2004
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Lehman Brothers' fixed-income research is the best on Wall Street, according to investors who voted in Institutional Investor's 13th All-America Fixed-Income Research poll. The firm scooped first-place finishes in 14 categories, including investment-grade, distressed and asset-backeds, marking the fifth straight year it has taken the top spot in the poll.

Lehman beat out J.P. Morgan, which finished a close second in the final medal count but won top billing in five fewer categories than Lehman did. Credit Suisse First Boston, last year's second-place finisher, dropped a spot to third this year.

The poll was the buzz of the fixed-income research community, even though some market participants try to downplay the importance of the rankings as a popularity contest. Still, they acknowledge a blue ribbon certainly doesn't hurt come bonus time. "It's definitely a factor in bonuses," said one official, although he declined to speculate on how it might affect his own paycheck.

Ravi Mattu, global head of fixed income research at Lehman, said the poll is an important window into where the firm stacks up against its rivals. "We absolutely view it as a qualitative input into how our analysts are doing." He added the results are one factor taken into account for compensation, but stressed the poll does not offer a complete picture of the services analysts provide for investors because for example it does not measure efforts on quantitative portfolio strategies. Still, "it's certainly a report card of the strength of the franchise," he added.

Fixed-Income Research Rankings
FIRM 2004 2003
Lehman Brothers 1 1
J.P. Morgan 2 3
Credit Suisse First Boston 3 2
Citigroup 4 4
UBS 5 5
Bear Stearns 6 7
Deutsche Bank 7 7
Merrill Lynch 7 10
Morgan Stanley 9 6
Banc of America Securities 10 11
Source: Institutional Investor

For complete results of the poll, head to II's Web site (www.institutionalinvestor.com).

  • 17 Sep 2004

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%