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2015 All-China Research Team: The Top-Ranked Analysts

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and China International Capital Corp. lay claim to the highest number of first-place positions, with five apiece.

Eight firms earn at least one first-place position on the 2015 All-China Research Team, Institutional Investor’s sixth annual ranking of the nation’s leading sell-side equity analysts. Half the sector-topping performances can be traced to two firms: Bank of America Merrill Lynch and China International Capital Corp., with five victories each in the 20-sector survey. (A total of 15 firms are represented on this year’s team; click here to view the full list.)

BofA Merrill’s analysts are deemed the best in the two Consumer categories, Discretionary and Nondiscretionary, as well as in Industrials, Internet and Telecommunications.

CICC’s outperform all others in Banks, Economics, Infrastructure & Transportation, Insurance and Portfolio Strategy. The firm’s Junhua Mao is the only person to top two rosters this year, Banks (for a third year running) and Insurance (for the first time).

Two previously unranked researchers shoot straight in to the top of their respective rosters: BofA Merrill’s Yuanyuan (Tina) Long, in Consumer/Nondiscretionary, and Hong Liang of CICC, in Economics.

Listed below by sector are this year’s leading analysts:

Autos & Auto Parts

Jack (Yuhin) Yeung

Morgan Stanley


Junhua Mao

China International Capital Corp.

Basic Materials

Trina Chen

Credit Suisse


Simon Cheung

Goldman Sachs (Asia)


Chen Luo

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Yuanyuan (Tina) Long

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Hong Liang

China International Capital Corp.


Yu (Andy) Meng

Morgan Stanley

Health Care

Qiyong (Jack) Hu

Deutsche Bank


Xiang Rong (Jacqueline) Li

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Infrastructure & Transportation

Xin Yang

China International Capital Corp.


Junhua Mao

China International Capital Corp.


Wai (Eddie) Leung

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Metals & Mining

Ching Jen (James) Kan

Deutsche Bank

Portfolio Strategy

Hanfeng Wang

China International Capital Corp.

Public Utilities

Pierre Lau


Real Estate

Kam Keung (Oscar) Choi


Small- & Midcapitalization Stocks

Tak Hung (Eric) Lau



Leping Huang



Xinnian (Sydney) Zhang

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The 2015 All-China Research Team reflects the opinions of nearly 790 investment professionals at more than 400 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $595 billion in Chinese equities.

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