Thanks to its fourth straight victory on Institutional Investors Emerging Europe, Middle East & Africa Research Team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch widens its lead over second-place J.P. Morgan on our Global Research Leaders: Year to Date roster. The firms have amassed 105 and 84 positions, respectively, across the five analyst rankings published thus far this year a list that also includes the All-Europe, All-Europe Fixed-Income, All-Japan and All-Asia research team surveys.
Deutsche Bank advances one level to share the third tier with Morgan Stanley these firms have garnered 77 spots each while UBS holds steady at No. 5, with 71.
Among the highlights of the aggregated results, which can be viewed by clicking on Global Research Leaders: Year to Date or one of the other links in the navigation table at right:
Only five firms have appeared in all five surveys: BofA Merrill, Citi, Deutsche, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
Mizuho Securities Group is the only institution to finish in the top ten overall (at No. 10) on the strength of its performance in a single survey. The firm tops the All-Japan Research Team roster for a third year running.
In developed markets the top three firms are BofA Merrill, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche.
In emerging markets the upper echelon is BofA Merrill in first place, Morgan Stanley at No. 2 and UBS at No. 3.
Likewise, when only equity coverage is considered, BofA Merrill is No. 1, Morgan Stanley is No. 2 and UBS is No. 3.
With regard to covering fixed income, J.P. Morgan edges past BofA Merrill; their scores are 23 and 22 spots, respectively. Barclays and Deutsche Bank share third place in this asset class, with 13 positions apiece.
A total of 27 firms lay claim to at least one sector-topping performance thus far this year. BofA Merrill has the highest number of first-place finishes, with 32, followed by Morgan Stanley, with 24, then Deutsche, with 13.
J.P. Morgan has amassed the highest number of runner-up positions, with 41. Citi and Deutsche Bank have each earned 37 runner-up spots.
Our Global Research Leaders: Year to Date ranking will be updated on July 19, when the results of the 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team will be announced.