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 345,198.83 1347 8.09%
2 JPMorgan 341,363.25 1469 8.00%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 306,420.54 1057 7.18%
4 Barclays 256,906.26 968 6.02%
5 Goldman Sachs 227,680.37 772 5.34%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 47,555.97 198 6.55%
2 JPMorgan 46,108.71 102 6.36%
3 UniCredit 39,353.09 170 5.42%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 36,680.00 183 5.06%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 35,773.91 138 4.93%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,088.48 62 8.96%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,469.15 66 8.57%
3 Citi 9,948.21 58 6.33%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,572.10 54 5.45%
5 UBS 8,391.04 36 5.34%