The 2016 All-Japan Sales Team


Nomura Retains All-Japan Sales Team Crown

For a fifth year running, Nomura is No. 1 on the All-Japan Sales Team, Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of the sales forces deemed the best at serving money managers that invest in Japanese equities. Mizuho Securities Group lands in second place for a third year, while SMBC Nikko Securities repeats at No. 3. Daiwa Securities Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. return in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

A total of 21 firms make this year’s team (plus an additional four that receive an honorable mention). Click on the Leaders link in the navigation table at right to view the top ten. Data regarding ranked firms not appearing here are available from the Institutional Investor Research Group; for information please contact Esther Weisz at 212-224-3307 or

Each year II invites participants in the broader All-Japan Research Team survey to name up to four firms that they feel provide the best sales support. We received responses from 849 buy-side analysts and money managers at 331 firms that collectively manage about $957 billion in Japanese equity assets. Roughly 77 percent of the people who cast votes in the research team survey, representing 93 percent of the participating buy-side institutions, answered our question about the best sales teams.

For information about how we compiled this ranking, click on Methodology.

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