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The 2016 All-Asia Research Team: Key Facts and Figures

Which teams garnered the highest number of votes? Which sectors attracted the most attention? Read on!

Here are some of the facts, figures and highlights of the 2016 All-Asia Research Team, Institutional Investor’s 23rd annual ranking of the nation’s leading sell-side equity analysts.

Most popular crews (as measured by number of votes cast):

Kam Keung [Oscar] Choi & team, Citi, Property

Kevin Luo, Huaxiang [Edward] Xu & team, Morgan Stanley, Industrials

Jack [Yuhin] Yeung & team, Morgan Stanley, Autos & Auto Parts

Sanjay Jain & team, Credit Suisse, Banks

Hanzhi Ding, Kyung [Sonia] Song & team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Oil & Gas

Most popular sectors (as measured by number of voters*):

• Banks (winner: Sanjay Jain & team, Credit Suisse)

• China (Huaxiang [Edward] Xu, Ran (Richard) Xu & team, Morgan Stanley)

• Consumer/Discretionary (Young-Ah Han, Chen Luo & team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

• Autos & Auto Parts (Jack [Yuhin] Yeung & team, Morgan Stanley)

• Economics (Chetan Ahya & team, Morgan Stanley)

Most popular sectors (as measured by number of votes*):

• Banks (winner: Sanjay Jain & team, Credit Suisse)

• Consumer/Discretionary (Young-Ah Han, Chen Luo & team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

• China (Huaxiang [Edward] Xu, Ran [Richard] Xu & team, Morgan Stanley)

• Autos & Auto Parts (Jack [Yuhin] Yeung & team, Morgan Stanley)

• Consumer/Staples (Young-Ah Han, Yuanyuan [Tina] Long & team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

(*Survey participants may name up to four analysts per sector.)

Four analysts lead or co-lead more than one top-ranked team:

Sean Gardiner of Morgan Stanley

— Indonesia (with Mulya Chandra)

— Singapore (with Nicholas Lord)

— Also directs the No. 3 team in Malaysia (with Navin Killa) and a runner-up squad in Thailand (with Mayank Maheshwari)

Young-Ah Han of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

— Consumer/Discretionary (with Chen Luo)

— Consumer/Staples (with Yuanyuan [Tina] Long)

— South Korea (with Bryan Song)

Jasmine Lu of Morgan Stanley

— Taiwan

— Technology/Hardware

Huaxiang (Edward) Xu of Morgan Stanley

— China (with Ran [Richard] Xu)

— Industrials (with Kevin Luo)

— Transportation

Eight more oversee teams that top one sector and rank in at least one other:

Randy Abrams of Credit Suisse

— Taiwan, runner-up

— Technology/Semiconductors (with Manish Nigam), first place

Kam Keung (Oscar) Choi of Citi

— China, runner-up

— Property, first place

Praveen Choudhary of Morgan Stanley

— Gaming & Lodging, runner-up

— Hong Kong (with Simon Lee), first place

— Property (with Chun Hung [John] Lam), runner-up

Navin Killa of Morgan Stanley

— Malaysia (with Sean Gardiner), third place

— Telecommunications, first place

Tak Hung (Eric) Lau of Citi

— Industrials, runner-up

— Small- & Midcapitalization Stocks, first place

Simon Lee of Morgan Stanley

— Hong Kong (with Praveen Choudhary), first place

— Power, second place

Manish Nigam of Credit Suisse

— Technology/Hardware, second place

— Technology/IT Services & Software (with Anantha Narayan), third place

— Technology/Semiconductors (with Randy Abrams), first place

Bryan Song of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

— Banks (with Yi [Winnie] Wu), third place

— South Korea (with Young-Ah Han), first place

A total of 16 team leaders celebrate their first appearance in first place:

Randy Abrams of Credit Suisse, Technology/Semiconductors (with Manish Nigam)

Mulya Chandra of Morgan Stanley, Indonesia (with Sean Gardiner)

Kam Chung (Kenneth) Fong of Credit Suisse, Gaming & Lodging

Sean Gardiner of Morgan Stanley, Indonesia (with Mulya Chandra) and Singapore (with Nicholas Lord)

Parag Gupta of Morgan Stanley, Technology/IT Services & Software

Young-Ah Han of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, South Korea (with Bryan Song)

Sanjay Jain of Credit Suisse, Banks

Yuanyuan (Tina) Long of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Consumer/Staples (with Young-Ah Han)

Nicholas Lord of Morgan Stanley, Singapore (with Sean Gardiner)

Manish Nigam of Credit Suisse, Technology/Semiconductors (with Randy Abrams)

Guo Xiang (Kelvin) Pang of Morgan Stanley, Credit Strategy

Shengji (Sean) Wu of Morgan Stanley, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals

Huaxiang (Edward) Xu of Morgan Stanley, China (with Ran [Richard] Xu)

Ran (Richard) Xu of Morgan Stanley, China (with Huaxiang [Edward] Xu)

Cheng (Charles) Zhou of Credit Suisse, Insurance

Zhiran (Evan) Zhou of Credit Suisse, Internet (with Di [Dick] Wei)

Number of team leaders who appear on the roster: 218

Number of firms they represent: 12

Number of analysts making their first appearances on the team: 30 (the full list can be found here)

Number of analysts who meet the survey’s eligibility criteria: 2,347*

Number of firms they represent: 60*

*Data regarding analysts and firms not appearing here are available from the Institutional Investor Research Group; for information please contact Esther Weisz at 212-224-3307 or eweisz@iiresearchgroup.com.

Number of participating buy-side individuals: 3,760

Number of participating buy-side institutions: 1,100

Total Asia (ex-Japan) equity assets managed by participating buy-side institutions: $1.68 trillion

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