Distressed Managers Lead The Pack

Total compensation for U.S. fixed-income investors rose by more than 10% last year, with distressed investors leading the pack, as low interest rates and improving corporate fundamentals fueled significant spread tightening.

  • 27 Aug 2004
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Total compensation for U.S. fixed-income investors rose by more than 10% last year, with distressed investors leading the pack, as low interest rates and improving corporate fundamentals fueled significant spread tightening. Investors' average salaries increased by around 5% to nearly $160,000, and bonuses increased by more than 15% to about $195,000, according to a recent report from Greenwich Associates. Distressed managers raked in a little more than $1 million, up from $694,000 in 2002.

Fixed-income portfolio managers made an average of $374,000 last year, up from $326,000 the previous year, while hedge fund professionals saw their pay increase to $749,000 from $597,000. The data was compiled during the first half of this year when the Greenwich, Conn.-based consulting firm polled nearly 1,500 institutional investors from banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and mutual funds.

Distressed hedge fund investors were the big breadwinners, earning nearly $1.25 million, up from $786,000 in 2002. Elsewhere, below investment-grade credit managers were paid $695,000, up from $516,000.

The low rollers include mortgage-backed managers, who made an average of $257,000 in 2003 and $241,000 in 2002; asset-backed portfolio-managers, whose compensation rose to $292,000 from $268,000; commercial mortgage-backed securities portfolio managers, who took home $358,000 compared to $344,000. Investment-grade portfolio managers, meanwhile, cashed in on $325,000 in 2003 and $262,000 the previous year.

  • 27 Aug 2004

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 24,891.71 88 7.80%
2 JPMorgan 23,552.91 80 7.38%
3 Barclays 22,049.34 45 6.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,809.03 44 5.58%
5 HSBC 17,636.79 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 48,528.41 214 6.32%
2 Deutsche Bank 44,075.51 161 5.74%
3 BNP Paribas 41,452.79 240 5.40%
4 JPMorgan 37,278.65 134 4.85%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 36,258.27 187 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,607.28 5 23.24%
2 Credit Suisse 1,301.65 4 18.82%
3 UBS 970.80 3 14.04%
4 BNP Paribas 522.35 4 7.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 444.17 3 6.42%