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The 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team Welcomes 28 Newcomers

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is home to the highest number of previously uncited analysts, with eight.

Among the 174 analysts whose names appear on Institutional Investor’s 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team are 28 newcomers, including two who debut atop their respective rosters: Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Mark Hammond in the newly added High-Yield Financials sector and S. Karl Blunden of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Investment-Grade Basic Industries.

These fresh faces hail from eight firms. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is home to the highest number of newcomers, with eight, while J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley lay claim to four apiece. Here is the full list of analysts and team leaders celebrating their first appearances on the All-America Fixed-Income Research Team.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Capleton, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (with Shyam Soundararajan), runner-up

Collin Chan, Collateralized Loan Obligations (with Christopher Flanagan), runner-up

Mark Hammond, Financials (High Yield), first place

Michael Khankin, Prepayments Strategy (with Satish Mansukhani), runner-up

Michelle Meyer, Economics (with Ethan Harris), runner-up

Yuriy Shchuchinov, Investment-Grade Strategy (with Hans Mikkelsen), third place

Athanasios Vamvakidis, Currency/Foreign Exchange (with David Woo), runner-up

Fan (Dora) Xia, U.S. Rates Strategy (with Shyam Soundararajan), runner-up


Sandeep Gupta, Media & Entertainment (Investment Grade), runner-up, and Telecommunications Services (IG), third place

Shobhit Gupta, Investment-Grade Strategy (with Jeffrey Meli), runner-up

Kevin Norrish, Commodities, runner-up


James Finnerty, Building (HY), third place, and Chemicals (HY), runner-up

Kevin Ziets, Consumer Products (HY), runner-up

Deutsche Bank

Jerome Saragoussi, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (with Alex Li), runner-up

George Saravelos, Currency/Foreign Exchange (with Alan Ruskin), runner-up

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

S. Karl Blunden, Basic Industries (IG), first place

Lara Devieux, Insurance (IG), second place

Cindy Guan, Health Care (HY), second place

J.P. Morgan

Matthew Anavy, Energy (IG), third place

Arjun Chandar, Paper & Packaging (HY), third place

Paul Meggyesi, Currency/Foreign Exchange (with John Normand), second place

Scott Speaker, Commodities, runner-up

Morgan Stanley

Nicholas Kirschner, Interest Rate Derivatives (with Mikhail Levin), second place

Mikhail Levin, Interest Rate Derivatives (with Nicholas Kirschner), second place

Vishwas Patkar, Credit Derivatives (with Adam Richmond), third place

Mia Qian, Collateralized Loan Obligations (with Richard Hill), second place

Wells Fargo Securities

John McElravey, Consumer Asset-Backed Securities Strategy, runner-up

C. Kyle Roland, Health Care (IG), second place

The 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team reflects the opinions of nearly 1,900 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts at some 535 institutions that oversee an estimated $9.7 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.

Complete survey results will be released tomorrow.

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