...As It Starts By Hiring ARMS Trader, Origination Sales Vet

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  • 16 Jun 2003
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Morgan Stanley has hired Sami Boustany, an adjustable-rate mortgage securities trading veteran, to start an agency-backed ARMS trading effort. Boustany joins from UBS Warburg. He had left UBS Warburg last week and was unavailable to comment; his first day is today. He will report to whole-loan MBS product chief Gary Mendelsohn and will eventually be paired with a private-label hybrid ARMs trader, says securitized product chief Tony Tufariello. At UBSW, he will be replaced by an internal transfer, Shayan Norasteh, who will continue to report to agency ARM and pass-through trading boss Brian Cohane.

Separately, Morgan Stanley recently hired Frank Palotta from Credit Suisse First Boston to be part of its sales coverage of mortgage originators. He will report to Craig Lipsay, head of securitized sales in New York. He started several weeks ago, says Tufariello. CSFB insiders say Palotta was a key member of CSFB's origination sales desk, widely considered the Street's best. At CSFB, Palotta was a managing director and reported to Ben Aitkenhead.

  • 16 Jun 2003

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 14,443 29 18.07
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 8,264 27 10.34
3 Lloyds Bank 7,329 24 9.17
4 Citi 6,748 19 8.44
5 JP Morgan 5,220 8 6.53

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 117,520.50 339 11.05%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 94,721.79 272 8.91%
3 JPMorgan 92,612.23 269 8.71%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 82,597.19 239 7.77%
5 Credit Suisse 69,442.99 183 6.53%