2016 Latin America's Top Corporate Access Providers


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J.P. Morgan Is Latin America’s Top Corporate Access Provider

For a second consecutive year, J.P. Morgan headlines Institutional Investor’s roster of Latin America’s Top Corporate Access Providers. The firm earns a place in 14 of the 15 industries that produced publishable results, missing out only in Electric & Other Utilities. More significantly, it is deemed the best in more than half the sectors in which it ranks, racking up nine first-place positions — nearly double the number claimed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The latter outfit advances one rung to finish in second place overall, with 13 spots.

After sharing the winner’s circle with J.P. Morgan in 2015, BTG Pactual tumbles to tie for third with Credit Suisse, which leaps two levels. These access providers claim a dozen positions each, but neither is a sector champion. In fact, the only other firm to top an industry roster is Itaú BBA, which drops two notches to fifth place.

A total of 21 firms make this year’s team (plus an additional 14 that receive an honorable mention). Those that rank highest are listed in the Leaders table. Data regarding firms not appearing here are available from the Institutional Investor Research Group; for information please contact Esther Weisz at 212-224-3307 or eweisz@iiresearchgroup.com.

Each year, II asks money managers that vote in the broader Latin America Research Team survey to indicate which sell-side firms excel at arranging meetings with the region’s top executives, and this year we received responses from more than 465 investors at 280 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $246 billion in Latin American equities.

Among the highlights of the 2016 results:

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and UBS are the only firms that have more positions this year than in 2015.

• UBS logs the biggest sector gains. Its team position total rises by six, to ten.

• Electric & Other Utilities is the only sector in which no firm earns a runner-up position. Capital Goods; Metals & Mining; Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals; Real Estate; and Retailing have the most runners-up, with four apiece.

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