Among the 78 individuals whose names appear on Institutional Investors 2016 All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team are 17 newcomers including two who debut atop a sector roster. Previously unranked Giles Gale helps Andrew Roberts lead the Royal Bank of Scotland squad to first place for a third straight year in Interest Rate Strategy, while newcomer Margaret ONeal van Loon co-captains, with Darren Hook, Barclayss No. 1 team in Investment-Grade Basic Materials.
These fresh faces hail from nine firms. J.P. Morgan is home to the highest number of newcomers, with six. Barclays, Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank lay claim to two apiece.
Here is the full list of analysts and team leaders celebrating their first appearances on the All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Benedict Scholl, Retailing/Consumer Products (Investment Grade), third place
Nicholas Gendron, Bond Market Indexes, second place (co-leader with previously ranked Lee Phillips)
Margaret ONeal van Loon, Basic Materials (High Yield), runner-up, and Basic Materials (IG), first place (co-leader in both sectors with previously ranked Darren Hook)
Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
Nicolas Hue de la Colombe, Manufacturing/General Industrials (IG), runner-up
David Strauch, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (IG), runner-up
Alan Ruskin, Currency & Foreign Exchange, runner-up (co-leader with newcomer Georgios Saravelos)
Georgios Saravelos, Currency & Foreign Exchange, runner-up (co-leader with newcomer Alan Ruskin)
Goldman Sachs International
Hugh (Huw) Pill, Economics, runner-up
Benjamin Defay, Basic Materials and Manufacturing/General Industrials (HY), third place, and Basic Materials and Manufacturing/General Industrials (IG), runner-up (co-leader in all four sectors with previously ranked Stephanie Vincent)
Axel Finsterbusch, Banking & Financial Services, second place (co-leader with previously ranked Antonio Roberto Henriques)
Nazli Ela Kurtoglu, Retailing/Consumer Products (IG), second place
Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, Fixed-Income Strategy, third place (co-leader with previously ranked Stephen Dulake)
Danielle Ward, Health Care, second place
Constantin Wolf, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (IG); third place (co-leader with previously ranked Andrew Webb)
Royal Bank of Scotland
Giles Gale, Interest Rate Strategy, first place (co-leader with previously ranked Andrew Roberts)
Simon Cowie, Retailing/Consumer Products (IG), runner-up
Stephan Haber, Manufacturing/General Industrials (HY and IG), runner-up and third place, respectively (co-leader with previously ranked Sven Kreitmair)
Institutional Investors 2016 All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team reflects the opinions of some 750 investment professionals at nearly 375 buy-side institutions that collectively manage an estimated $6.4 trillion in European fixed-income assets.