Methodology

To select the members of Institutional Investor’s tenth annual All-China Sales Team, we invited participants in the 2021 All-China Research Team survey to rate firms across six attributes.  We received responses from over 490 buy-side analysts and money managers at 330 firms.  

A numerical score was produced by weighting each vote by the respondent’s Chinese equity assets under management and the average rating awarded. Using those scores, ranks were determined. 

In order to portray the difference in perspective between domestic and international investors, we divided respondents according to their location to produce two additional rankings: a mainland view and an international view. 

The names of those surveyed are kept confidential to ensure their continuing cooperation. Voters must meet eligibility requirements, and winners must achieve a minimum vote count. All ballots are subject to review by our Research Operations Group .