Morgan Stanley Reportedly Executes Massive FX Trade

  • 02 Feb 2002
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Morgan Stanley reportedly bought two yards of dollar puts/Canadian dollar calls Wednesday. The move sent one-week implied vol rocketing from 6.5% to 8.5%. The trade was executed in an hour and one trader said it is the equivalent notional size as goes through in an average week.

Traders said the firm bought one and two-month at-the-money options when spot was at CAD1.59. Traders speculated the options were executed for a customer who wanted to pull the trigger at a particular spot rate and did not care about the price. One trader estimated executing a position of this size over such a short period probably cost the customer an additional 10-15 basis points of the notional size than it would have cost to buy it over a couple of days.

  • 02 Feb 2002

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 304,500.91 1183 8.05%
2 JPMorgan 297,722.75 1300 7.87%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 278,326.06 937 7.35%
4 Barclays 230,541.51 857 6.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 206,469.72 679 5.46%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 43,227.81 174 7.04%
2 JPMorgan 38,825.76 78 6.32%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.38%
4 UniCredit 32,366.25 145 5.27%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,330.98 120 5.10%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 13,024.03 55 8.90%
2 Goldman Sachs 12,162.67 59 8.31%
3 Citi 9,480.20 54 6.48%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,083.13 49 5.52%
5 UBS 7,976.88 32 5.45%