Hui-Hui (Heather) Hsu CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets
The buy side says: Her reports are very insightful for learning about the industries.
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets Hui-Hui (Heather) Hsu, who captures the crown, wins praise from clients for her thorough and consistent coverage of China Yurun Food Group, the mainlands largest meat supplier. Hsu initiated coverage of the Nanjing, Jiangsubased concern way back in June 2007 with a buy rating and has highlighted her recommendation repeatedly since, telling investors that rising food prices would increase profitability. The stock surged 97.3 percent in the 12 months through May and outpaced the sector by a very tasty 37.6 percentage points. Hsu, 41, received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997; she worked as a telecommunications analyst at ING Baring Securities (Hong Kong) and Morgan Stanley in Taipei before joining CLSA in 2003.
Denise Chai BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
Denise Chai shoots straight in at second place. The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research analyst has differentiated herself by focusing on long-term business fundamentals rather than short-term issues, observes one portfolio manager. Chai initiated coverage of Ports Design in April 2009 with a buy rating, at HK$10.65, citing the Kowloon, Hong Kongbased fashion retailers high-end brand positioning and rising margins, as well as the relative lack of direct rivals. The stock shot up 77.5 percent, to HK$18.90, through May 2010.
Angela Moh Morgan Stanley
In third place stands Morgan Stanleys Angela Moh. In November she downgraded Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. a Tianjin-based manufacturer and distributor of baked goods, beverages and instant noodles from buy to neutral, at HK$19.12, believing that the stock was overvalued and would suffer from the increased need for advertising spurred by its competition. Through May the stock slid 6.5 percent, to HK$17.88. Moh is thorough, analytical and offers minimum spinning, according to one appreciative buy-sider.
Yifan Deng Goldman Sachs (Asia); Anne Ling Deutsche Bank; Yang (Emma) Liu Nomura; Yanyan (Christine) Peng Nomura; Xiaopo Wei CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets; Mabel Wong Deutsche Bank
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