Mike Weston, a fixed income veteran at Morgan Stanley, quit as global head of debt syndicate at the US bank in March 2003.
The New Zealand-born Weston joined the bank's fixed income group in 1986 and played a key role in the growth of the fixed income market. He was responsible for lead managing high profile bond offerings for the largest European telecoms companies - Deutsche Telecom, KPN, France Télécom, British Telecom, Telefónica and OTE - between 1999 and 2001 as European head of debt capital markets.
Weston spent five years trading Eurobonds before being appointed to run Morgan Stanley's Euro- MTN desk in 1991.
A year later he set up the European structured products trading desk trading new issues and succeeded Michael Dee (see profile) as head of European debt syndicate in 1997.
In 1998, he assumed responsibility for debt capital markets across Europe, and he became global head of debt syndicate in July 2002.