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  • 03 Mar 2006
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The Olympics are over and real baseball hasn't started yet, but have no fear – CIN has your sports fix. The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the top athletes in the loan and bond worlds. The list features two Olympians, a number of national champions and a slew of All-Americans, but Chris Jacobs, a v.p. in credit sales at JPMorgan and gold and silver medalist at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, received the most nominations.

His accomplishments ranked almost as high as his performance at the JPMorgan "swim off" last summer when he was pitted against John Abate, head of loan trading at JPMorgan. To raise money for Swim Across America, which funds a lab at Memorial-Sloan Kettering, Jacobs had to swim the 50-yard backstroke with one arm while Abate got to chose his stroke of choice and went with the trusty freestyle. Abate started off the race with a dive, while Jacobs had to kick off from the wall, as they raced at the YMCA on 47th Street to the cheers of watching fans. The pair was neck and neck for most of the race with Jacobs just touching out his boss for the win. The event was considered a ton of fun by onlookers and helped raise about $5,000 for charity.

While Jacobs might be the most decorated athlete, some nominees showed the lighter side of the markets. Nominations that just missed making the list including: a video game master, a salesman who has perfected the sport of diaper changing. One nomination, which all in the market could relate to, was for the individual who logged the most consecutive hours at his/her desk. We'll let each desk decided that one for themselves.

Credit Investment News All-Stars

Here are the top athletes in the loan and bond worlds as nominated by their peers.


Aaron Meyer

* Aaron Meyer, a principal at Silvermine Capital, holds Dartmouth College records for home runs in a season and career, and is fifth overall for career batting. In 1996 he was the first high school player to hit a home run over the green monster at Fenway Park in the annual Connecticut vs. Massachusetts All-Star Game. To see the homerun over the green monster click here


Keith Roberts

* Keith Roberts, a v.p. on the loan syndications desk at SunTrust Bank, bowled a league-high 210 for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's bowling team "LIBOR plus 300." His career high is a 233 and his average has been as high as 164.


Rob Milam

* Rob Milam, a v.p. and head of par loan trading at JPMorgan, won a National Championship while rowing at Princeton University where he was an All-Ivy selection. Competing as part of the New York Athletic Club, he has since won six national championships and also competed at the Pan American Games.


Alex May

* Alex May, a managing director of emerging market sales in Citigroup's global fixed-income division, won a rowing National Championship in 1991 at the University of Pennsylvania. As a tri-athlete, he competed at the Hawaii Iron Man World Championship last summer and the Florida Iron Man Championship in 2004. He won the Clydesdale World Championship in 2004.


Richard Smith

* Richard Smith, a managing director in the leveraged finance group at Trust Company of the West, is an avid fisherman and has competed in a number of professional tournaments.


* Adrayll Askew, an a.v.p. at Hartford Investment Management, played tight end and was a co-captain at Rice University.

* Scott Wille, a member of the leveraged finance group at Deutsche Bank, played football at Wisconsin University and Dartmouth College. At Wisconsin he was backup to future NFL QB's Brooks Bollinger (Jets) and Jim Sorgi (Colts).


* Andy Stock, co-head of loan sales and trading at Credit Suisse, has a 4.5 handicap.

* Glenn Marchak, a fund manager at Citigroup Asset Management, has a 4.4 handicap.

* Martin Pryor, a director at Citigroup, has a 4 handicap. He was the Club Champ Winner in 2003 and runner up in 2005 at the Silvermine Golf Club in Connecticut.

* Pete Seidman, a v.p. in distressed debt sales at JPMorgan, has a 3.8 handicap. At 19, he was the 1986 Long Island Amateur Champion.

* Rob Mustard, a managing director at Scotia Capital, has an 8.5 handicap.

* Rodney Rayburn, a securities analyst at Stark & Roth, played at the Air Force Academy.


* David Conyers, an analyst on the leveraged finance desk at JPMorgan, was the Rookie of the Year at Williams College in 2000-01. He was a team captain his senior season.

Kevin Burke

* Kevin Burke, the sales and market intelligence leader at GE Capital Markets, was a three-year starter at Harvard College and a two-time NCAA Final Four participant.

Steve Shirreffs

Steve Shirreffs

* Steve Shirreffs, an analyst in the loan portfolio group at Lehman Brothers, played professionally in Europe and in the ECHL. He won an Ivy League Championship at Princeton University and was an All-American, and a two-time All-ECAC and All-Ivy selection.


* Austin Garrison, a trader at JPMorgan, was a two-time All-American at the University of North Carolina.

* Drew McKnight, a managing director at Fortress Capital, was a three-time All-American at the University of Virginia. He won a National Championship his junior year.

* Chris Young, an associate at Deutsche Bank, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame and a Final Four participant his senior season.

Evan Weinberg

* Evan Weinberg, an analyst at Lehman Brothers, started on the fifth-ranked University of Pennsylvania defense his junior year. He was a team captain his senior year.

* Rob Snyder, a principal at Kingsland Capital, played long stick midfield at Cornell University.


* James Schaefer, a managing director at UBS, coached the 1993-94 University of Vermont Alpine Ski Team to the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.


Chris Jacobs

* Chris Jacobs, a v.p. in credit sales at JPMorgan, won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He won gold in the 400-meter Medley Relay and the 400-meter Freestyle Relay and the silver in the 100-meter Freestyle. At the University of Texas he was a 25 time NCAA Division 1 All-American.


* Gabriel Szerda, analyst on the leveraged finance desk at Deutsche Bank, was a 2000 Olympian for Australia.

  • 03 Mar 2006

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 417,651.57 1605 9.04%
2 JPMorgan 380,255.75 1735 8.23%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 360,270.83 1308 7.80%
4 Goldman Sachs 268,034.61 924 5.80%
5 Barclays 267,242.43 1081 5.79%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 45,314.03 193 6.64%
2 Deutsche Bank 37,536.19 138 5.50%
3 BNP Paribas 36,532.54 211 5.36%
4 JPMorgan 34,490.59 115 5.06%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,700.87 110 4.94%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,398.41 104 8.66%
2 Morgan Stanley 19,092.40 102 7.38%
3 Citi 17,812.08 111 6.89%
4 UBS 17,693.89 71 6.84%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,256.05 98 6.67%