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

Who received the most votes? Which sectors attracted the most attention? Read on!

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

Most popular analysts (as measured by votes cast in each sector):

Ryota Sakagami of SMBC Nikko Securities, Equity Strategy (first place)

Hayato Nagayoshi of Mizuho Securities Group, Quantitative Research (first place)

Masatoshi Kikuchi of Mizuho Securities Group, Equity Strategy (second place)

Shinsuke Iwasa of Mizuho Securities Group, Broadcasting (first place)

Katsushi Saito of Nomura, Machinery (first place)

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

• Equity Strategy (winner: Ryota Sakagami, SMBC Nikko Securities)

• Economics (Nobuyuki Saji, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.)

• Autos (Masataka Kunugimoto, Nomura)

• Retailing (Toshio Takahashi, Mizuho Securities Group)

• Machinery (Katsushi Saito, Nomura)

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

• Equity Strategy (winner: Ryota Sakagami, SMBC Nikko Securities)

• Autos (Masataka Kunugimoto, Nomura)

• Economics (Nobuyuki Saji, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.)

• Retailing (Toshio Takahashi, Mizuho Securities Group)

• Machinery (Katsushi Saito, Nomura)

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

All-Japan Research Team Hall of Famers who appear on this year’s team:

Jun Harada of UBS, Transportation (runner-up)

Shinsuke Iwasa of Mizuho Securities Group, Broadcasting (first place)

Toshiya Mizutani of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Construction (first place)

Toshihiko Okino of UBS, Housing & Real Estate (second place)

Katsushi Saito of Nomura, Machinery (first place)

Nobuyuki Saji of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Economics (first place)

Mariko Watanabe of UBS, OTC & Small Companies (first place)

Atsushi Yamaguchi of UBS, Metals (first place)

Hidemaru Yamaguchi of Citi, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals (runner-up)

Takaaki Yoshino of Daiwa Securities Group, Quantitative Research (third place)

Currently ranked analysts with the longest winning streaks:

Nobuyuki Saji of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Economics, 15 years

Atsushi Yamaguchi of UBS, Metals, 14 years

Toshiya Mizutani of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Construction, ten years

Kunihiro Matsumoto of SMBC Nikko Securities, Auto Parts, nine years

Mariko Watanabe of UBS, OTC & Small Companies, nine years

Analysts who finish in first place for the first time:

Daisuke Fukushima of Nomura, Housing & Real Estate

Ryota Himeno of Barclays, Transportation

Ken Takamiya of Nomura, Banks

Analysts who rank in more than one sector:

Atsushi Ikeda of Citi

— Chemicals (runner-up)

— Technical Materials (runner-up)

Taro Ishihara of Daiwa Securities Group

— Broadcasting (third place)

— Internet (runner-up)

Shinsuke Iwasa of Mizuho Securities Group

— Broadcasting (first place)

— Internet (runner-up)

Hiroki Kawashima of SMBC Nikko Securities

— Construction (second place)

— Housing & Real Estate (runner-up)

Yoshitaka Nagao of Nomura

— Broadcasting (second place)

— Internet (second place)

Taku Ouchi of SMBC Nikko Securities

— Machinery (runner-up)

— Plant Engineering & Shipbuilding (first place)

Hidekatsu Watanabe of Mizuho Securities Group

— Health Care & Pharmaceuticals (first place)

— OTC & Small Companies (second place)

Analysts who appear on the team for the first time:

Masaharu Hirokane of Nomura

— Transportation (runner-up)

Kuni Kanamori of SMBC Nikko Securities

— Retailing (runner-up)

Hirokazu Miyagi of Daiwa Securities Group

— Machinery (runner-up)

Akira Morimoto of SMBC Nikko Securities

— Trading Companies (runner-up)

Shinichiro Muraoka, of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co.

— Health Care & Pharmaceuticals (runner-up)

Katsuhiko Suzuki of Mizuho Securities Group

— Transportation (runner-up)

Number of analysts who appear on the roster: 135

Number of firms they represent: 13

Number of analysts who meet the eligibility criteria: 408**

Number of firms they represent: 26**

(**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: 1,100

Number of participating buy-side institutions: 357

Total Japanese equity assets under management of participating buy-side institutions: $1.2 trillion

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