U.K. Mortgage Co. Hires Barclays MBS Pro

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  • 05 May 2003
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Kensington Mortgage Company, a U.K. non-conforming mortgage lender, has hired Chris Marks from Barclays Capital as head of structured finance. Marks will be responsible for Kensington's substantial residential mortgage-backed securititzation business as well as the development of the company's internal structured finance activities, says Simon Kingdon, London-based group finance director.

Kensington has completed 16 RMBS deals since 1996 totalling £3.9 billion. The firm also advises other issuers on their transactions. Kingdon says Kensington is considering getting into buying and selling whole loans, but said this is not on the immediate agenda.

Marks, who had been a director in Barclays' financial institution securitization group, will report to Kingdon. He replaces Tim Cooley who left Kensington last October. Kingdon says he was taking his time to replace Cooley and couldn't be more pleased with Marks: "Chris comes from Barclays with a deeper and broader knowledge of the markets.

  • 05 May 2003

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 82,367.33 238 12.89%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,317.58 219 11.16%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 62,984.09 198 9.86%
4 JPMorgan 45,920.23 145 7.19%
5 Credit Suisse 37,235.50 114 5.83%