Deutsche Bank top again in European research survey

German bank wins first place in Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Research Team survey for a third straight year

Deutsche Bank has won the top spot for a third straight year in Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Research Team survey for its work in keeping clients abreast of economic and political events in an increasingly volatile European investment climate, the magazine has announced.

Deutsche Bank is followed by the research team at UBS, which comes second for a third consecutive year, and third-placed Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), according to Institutional Investor.

According to the survey, which gathered opinions of 2,150 money managers at more than 760 institutions with a combined total of $5.6 tn in European equities under management, Morgan Stanley takes the fourth spot, followed by JPMorgan Cazenove, Barclays, Citi and Credit Suisse.

The research teams are ranked by the number of votes they receive in the confidential survey, weighted by the amount of assets under management by the voters. Deutsche Bank analyst Timothy Jones takes the number one spot for research in the chemical sector, while retailing analyst Rodney Whitehead, also of the German bank, takes the top spot in his sector and Deutsche’s Jason Napier and Matt Spick win the top banking sector analysts award.

In the individual sectors, UBS wins tobacco with Jonathan Leinster, utilities with Alberto Gandolfi and Per Lekander, and oil & gas exploration and production with Jonathan Rigby. BofAML takes metals & mining with analyst Jason Fairclough and socially responsible investing with Valéry Lucas-Leclin and Sarbjit Nahal.

Besides winning overall in the research rankings Deutsche Bank also comes top for the second consecutive year in Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Trading Team survey, followed by JPMorgan Cazenove, UBS, BofAML and Morgan Stanley, according to Institutional Investor. Deutsche further wins the top spot for a second consecutive year in the All-Europe Sales Team survey, followed by JPMorgan Cazenove, BofAML, UBS and Morgan Stanley.

One survey participant in the US, quoted anonymously by Institutional Investor, says he voted for Deutsche’s sales team because of ‘frequent – but not intrusive – updates. It keeps us informed of developments that are relevant but doesn’t overwhelm us with a lot of things we don’t care about.’

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