To select the members for Institutional Investor’s 2022 Europe’s Top Corporate Access Providers, we invited participants in the 2022 Developed Europe Research Team and 2022 All-Europe Executive Team Surveys to provide feedback on the firms that provided the best corporate access, overall and on a number of attributes.

From the 2022 Developed Europe Research Team survey, representing the buy-side point of view, we received responses from 368 investors at 287 firms. This group rated sell-side firms on a scale from 1 to 5 for the overall corporate access they provided across six attributes: conferences; field trips; logistics; roadshows; team quality; and virtual events.

Each vote was weighted by the voting firm’s European commission range and the rating awarded to create the rankings. The Corporate Access Leaders table, based on the buy-side view, was calculated by adding together a firm’s overall corporate access scores within each attribute to produce a table of the top ten firms.

From the 2022 All-Europe Executive Team survey, representing the corporate point of view, 355 corporates voted for sell-side firms and third-party providers. Voters were asked to name their top four firms in the following attributes: feedback, investor introductions, nondeal road shows, site visits, and virtual conferences.

Each attribute score was based on the place awarded to the firm. Scores were then aggregated to create the overall result. The Corporate Access Leaders table, based on the corporate view, tabulated each firm’s overall attribute scores to produce a table comprised of the top-ten firms.

The names of those surveyed are kept confidential to ensure their continuing cooperation. Voters are required to meet eligibility requirements, and all ballots are subject to review by II’s Research Operations Group.