Overview

Once again, it’s unanimous: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is getting corporate access right — for both the buy side and the executives investors want access to.

As in 2020, the firm was voted No. 1 in Institutional Investor’s 2021 ranking of America’s Top Corporate Access Providers. It maintained its top ranking based on the opinions of both buy-side money managers and corporate respondents in two separate top-10 leaderboards.   

In the leaderboard based on money manager responses, JPMorgan was followed by Morgan Stanley in second place. BofA Securities took third, while Goldman Sachs and UBS placed fourth and fifth, respectively. An additional leaderboard based on assets under management mirrored these results.

Corporate respondents, meanwhile, awarded Robert W. Baird & Co. second place this year, an improvement of one spot from 2020. Morgan Stanley took third, followed by BofA Securities in fourth. Goldman Sachs rounded out the top five. 

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