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Citi Investment Research Rated Top Sales Force in Asia

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch and Macquarie also rise in Institutional Investor’s annual ranking.

Citi Investment Research seizes the top spot in Institutional Investor’s 2007 All-Asia Best Overall Generalist Sales Force survey, while Goldman Sachs (Asia) advances for a third straight year to finish at No. 2. CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets holds steady in third place. UBS and JPMorgan Securities round out the top five, finishing in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

This year marks JPMorgan’s return to the top five. Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Securities Asia also advance in this year’s survey.

The Best Overall Generalist Sales Force survey ranks 22 firms that participated in Institutional Investor’s 2007 All-Asia Research Team survey. The sales portion of the survey also provides rankings across 10 sales performance attributes, 11 country categories and designates a Most Improved Firm.

Results are based on the opinions of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts, directors of research, chief investment officers and other investment management individuals at more than 240 firms worldwide that manage Asian equities. The winners are:

2007 All-Asia Best Overall Generalist Sales Force Rankings

1 Citi Investment Research

2 Goldman Sachs (Asia)

3 CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets

4 UBS

5 JPMorgan Securities

6 Credit Suisse

7 Merrill Lynch

8 Macquarie Securities Asia

9 Deutsche Bank

10 Morgan Stanley

11 BNP Paribas Securities

12 China International Capital Corp. (CICC)

13 Lehman Brothers Asia

14 Samsung Securities

15 Nomura Asian Equity Research

16 ABN Amro Asia

17 DBS Vickers Securities

18 HSBC Securities

19 Daewoo Securities Co.

20 Woori Securities

21 BOCI Securities

22 Hyundai Securities