Buy-Side MBS Chief Departs

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  • 08 Sep 2003
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Richard Smith has left MFS Investment Management where he was head of mortgage-backed securities. Smith was unavailable to comment. He departed two weeks ago, says company spokesman John Reilly, and his portfolio management duties have been assumed by the company's fixed-income investment policy committee. He declined to give a reason as to why Smith departed, nor what Smith's future plans may be. Smith joined the fund manager in 1993, after spending seven years at Salomon Brothers.

Smith oversaw all the company's MBS activity, which amounted to approximately $1 billion spread across several government bond and MBS mutual funds, says Reilly. Several Street sales pros argue that MFS' total MBS under management was closer to $3-5 billion, including separately managed accounts.

  • 08 Sep 2003

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Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 10,542 20 17.55
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,103 21 10.16
3 Citi 5,130 13 8.54
4 JP Morgan 4,681 6 7.79
5 Morgan Stanley 4,137 11 6.89

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1 Citi 81,261.11 236 11.52%
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3 Wells Fargo Securities 57,637.40 170 8.17%
4 JPMorgan 53,570.42 158 7.59%
5 Credit Suisse 45,349.30 117 6.43%