New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2006
Institutional Investor today released the results of its Best Overall Generalist Sales Force rankings in 2006. Of 17 firms ranked, Nomura Securities maintains its first place finish, while Goldman Sachs jumps two positions into second. Daiwa Securities narrowly edges out UBS for third place, while Merrill Lynch notably leaps five places to rank fifth. Credit Suisse exhibits solid improvement, advancing from ninth to seventh place, as Mitsubishi UFJ Securities breaks into the top ten, moving from twelfth to ninth.
The Japan Sales Team rankings are derived from the annual All-Japan Research Team survey. The sales portion of the survey also provides rankings across ten sales performance attributes.
The winners are as follows:
2006 Japan Best Overall Generalist Sales Force Rankings
1 Nomura Securities Co.
2 Goldman Sachs (Japan)
3 Daiwa Securities SMBC
5 Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co.
6 Nikko Citigroup
7 Credit Suisse
8 Morgan Stanley Japan
9 Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co.
10 Deutsche Securities
11 Mizuho Securities
12 J.P. Morgan Securities Japan
13 Macquarie Securities (Japan)
14 CLSA Asia Pacific Markets
15 Shinko Securities Co.
16 Lehman Brothers Japan
17 KBC Securities Japan
To determine the Overall Best Generalist Sales Force, Institutional Investor surveyed Portfolio Managers, Buy-Side Analysts, Directors of Research, Chief Investment Officers and other investment management individuals at firms that manage Japanese equities. This year's survey is based on the opinions of individuals at 123 firms both in Japan and abroad. Individuals were asked to rank up to eight companies for the Best Overall Generalist Sales Force as well as for each of the ten sales performance attributes.