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 281,642.23 1086 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 270,584.56 1179 7.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 253,429.76 853 7.34%
4 Barclays 210,456.38 780 6.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 188,752.91 614 5.47%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 37,171.06 156 6.65%
2 JPMorgan 34,910.99 67 6.25%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 30,338.70 112 5.43%
4 UniCredit 29,482.91 134 5.28%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 27,998.53 136 5.01%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,322.29 47 9.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,369.68 49 8.28%
3 Citi 9,134.57 51 7.29%
4 UBS 6,515.43 25 5.20%
5 Morgan Stanley 6,459.47 42 5.16%