For Emerging EMEA Trading, BofA Merrill Preferred

BofA Merrill takes top spot in Institutional Investor’s Emerging EMEA Trading team ranking, adding to its gains in the Emerging EMEA research and sales teams.

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Leaping from third place, Bank of America Merrill Lynch captures the crown on Institutional Investor’s second annual Emerging Europe, Middle East & Africa Trading Team. Deutsche Bank drops from first place to second; Citi, from second to third. Morgan Stanley repeats at No. 4, while Credit Suisse climbs from sixth place to fifth.

BofA Merrill also makes strong gains in II’s related regional surveys, ranking first on both the Emerging EMEA research and sales teams.

We invited participants in the broader research survey to name up to four firms that they feel provide the best trading services to equity investors in emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We received responses from 282 buy-side analysts and money managers at some 223 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $187 billion in emerging EMEA stocks. Roughly 53 percent of the people who cast votes in the research team survey, representing 64 percent of the participating buy-side institutions, answered our question about trading services.