FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alyssa Walker
APRIL 7, 2014
NEW YORK Mizuho Securities Group jumps two places to share the summit of the All-Japan Research Team with perennial winner Nomura, which has led or co-led the team 19 times in the 21-year history of the Institutional Investor survey.
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Mizuho and Nomura each capture 24 positions. Thats the same number that Nomura claimed last year, when it was the teams sole leader, but for Mizuho it represents an increase of nine including six sector-topping analysts, more than from any other firm.
Indeed, when a value of 4 is assigned to each first-place position, 3 to each second-place position, and so on, Mizuho emerges as this years undisputed champion, with a weighted total of 64 to Nomuras 54.
SMBC Nikko Securities also makes a laudable jump, from No. 5 to No. 3, after increasing its team-position total by five, to 19. Bank of America Merrill Lynch falls from second place to fourth after losing two spots, leaving it with 16, while Daiwa Securities Group holds steady at No. 5 with 14 positions.
These results reflect the opinions of more than 1,000 investment professionals at some 350 buy-side institutions that collectively manage an estimated $1.1 trillion in Japanese equities.
Although Nomura shares the research crown this year, it is the lone leader of the affiliated rankings, marking its third consecutive appearance atop the All-Japan Sales Team and the All-Japan Trading Team, and its second year at No. 1 on IIs roster of Japans Top Corporate Access Providers.
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