2017 Top Global Research Firms-YTD


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J.P. Morgan Back in the Lead to Become Top Global Research Leader

J.P. Morgan has edged past Bank of America Merrill Lynch to retake the lead in Institutional Investor’s ranking of the top global research leaders.

With the reveal of the 2017 Latin America and Brazil research teams, the bank has earned spots on 175 teams – moving ahead of rival BoA Merrill Lynch, which has won 172 team positions.

The two firms have led the ranking every year since 2013, with BoA Merrill Lynch coming in first and J.P. Morgan taking second each time. Although a few surveys still remain in 2017, J.P. Morgan is on track to topple the long-time champion.

Already, both firms have surged ahead of the competition: The next closest contender, Citi, has claimed spots on 104 teams so far this year.

BoA Merrill Lynch still holds the distinction of the most first-place finishes, earning top honors on 40 teams. J.P. Morgan, meanwhile, has come in first 31 times. UBS holds the third most first team positions, with 22 wins.

The remaining surveys scheduled for this year are:

  • The All-America Research Team
  • The All-India Research Team
  • The All-China Research Team

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