Top banks as voted by their peers

  • 16 Jan 2004
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For this award, we asked the leading investment banks in the Euromarket to nominate the peers they respected — or envied — most during 2003.



Best lead manager of all international bonds
1Citigroup
2Deutsche Bank
3Morgan Stanley
Best lead manager of sovereign bonds
1Citigroup
2Deutsche Bank
3JP Morgan
Best lead manager of supranational/agency bonds
1Morgan Stanley
2BNP Paribas
3Citigroup
Best lead manager of regional/municipal bonds
1Merrill Lynch
2Nomura
3UBS
Best lead manager of corporate bonds
1Citigroup
2BNP Paribas
3Deutsche Bank
Best lead manager of high yield bonds
1Deutsche Bank
2Credit Suisse First Boston
3Royal Bank of Scotland
Best lead manager of covered bonds
1Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
2Deutsche Bank
3ABN Amro
Best lead manager of FRNs
1Deutsche Bank
2Barclays Capital
3Citigroup
Best lead manager of emerging market bonds
1JP Morgan
2Deutsche Bank
3Credit Suisse First Boston
Best lead manager of subordinated debt/bank capital
1UBS
2Merrill Lynch
3Credit Suisse First Boston
Best lead manager of retail targeted bonds
1RBC Capital Markets
2UBS
3TD Securities
Best lead manager of bonds for US corporates
1Citigroup
2JP Morgan
3Lehman Brothers
Best lead manager of bonds for EU corporates
1BNP Paribas
2Deutsche Bank
3Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Best lead manager of bonds for UK corporates
1Barclays Capital
2Royal Bank of Scotland
3HSBC
Best lead manager of bonds for CEE borrowers
1JP Morgan
2Deutsche Bank
Best lead manager of bonds for Japanese borrowers
1Daiwa SMBC
2Nomura
3Mizuho
Best lead manager of bonds for Asian borrowers
1HSBC
2Merrill Lynch
Best lead manager of bonds for Latin American borrowers
1JP Morgan
2CSFB
3Deutsche Bank
By currency
Best lead manager of dollar straight bonds
1Citigroup
2JP Morgan
3Lehman Brothers
Best lead manager of euro straight bonds
1Deutsche Bank
2BNP Paribas
3ABN Amro
Best lead manager of yen bonds
1=Daiwa SMBC
1=Nomura
3Mizuho
Best lead manager of sterling bonds
1Royal Bank of Scotland
2Barclays Capital
3HSBC
Best lead manager of Swiss franc bonds
1Credit Suisse First Boston
2UBS
Best lead manager of Nordic currency bonds
1Deutsche Bank
2Fortis Bank
Best lead manager of non-core dollar bonds
1TD Securities
2RBC Capital Markets
3Deutsche Bank
Best lead manager of CEE currency bonds
1Deutsche Bank
2TD Securities
Best lead manager of South African rand bonds
1TD Securities
2RBC Capital Markets
Distribution
Best global distribution
1Citigroup
2Deutsche Bank
3Morgan Stanley
Best US distribution
1Citigroup
2Merrill Lynch
3Lehman Brothers
Best EU distribution
1Deutsche Bank
2BNP Paribas
3=ABN Amro
3=UBS
Best UK distribution
1Barclays Capital
2Royal Bank of Scotland
3HSBC
Best Japanese distribution
1=Daiwa SMBC
1=Nomura
Best Asian distribution
1HSBC
2Daiwa SMBC
  • 16 Jan 2004

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 324,607.67 1260 8.10%
2 JPMorgan 317,157.29 1380 7.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 292,436.96 1003 7.30%
4 Barclays 245,367.72 916 6.12%
5 Goldman Sachs 216,514.13 726 5.40%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 45,589.37 178 7.10%
2 JPMorgan 43,572.44 88 6.79%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.15%
4 UniCredit 33,064.66 151 5.15%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,145.89 124 5.01%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,559.65 59 8.93%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,209.37 65 8.70%
3 Citi 9,711.73 55 6.40%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,471.86 53 5.58%
5 UBS 8,136.41 33 5.36%