Meet the new number one — Ken Lewis has the last laugh — BofA Merrill takes league table clean sweep

Out of chaos comes order. A new world order in banking to be precise. That is, at least, what Ken Lewis is hoping for, following his brave and decisive acquisition of Merrill Lynch. His move is also likely to set off a round of copy-cat mergers as rival firms are compelled to match the scale and power of the new market leader.

  • 15 Sep 2008
A year ago the world of investment banking was laughing at, not with Ken Lewis, Bank of America’s chief executive. Lewis’s now infamous quip which has stuck with him — “I’ve had all the fun I can stand in investment banking right now,” during a conference call with ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 102,994.82 409 8.29%
2 Citi 96,697.47 362 7.78%
3 Barclays 82,826.79 294 6.66%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,541.75 313 6.64%
5 HSBC 66,026.80 322 5.31%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,946.93 17 9.40%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,056.30 15 6.36%
3 Commerzbank Group 5,474.20 22 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 5,160.94 25 5.42%
5 UniCredit 4,424.51 19 4.65%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 2,328.59 11 11.03%
2 Morgan Stanley 2,133.75 13 10.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,598.67 7 7.57%
4 JPMorgan 1,546.03 8 7.33%
5 UBS 1,229.93 7 5.83%