Some 1,200 voters at more than 600 buy-side firms rated sell-side firms (on a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 = excellent) for their sales coverage of specific countries.

A numerical score was produced by weighting each vote based on both the respondent’s Asia ex-Japan equity commissions and their average rating.

The same scores were weighted by each voting firm’s Asian ex-Japan equity assets under management to produce the AUM-weighted rankings.

The country scores were aggregated to produce the top 10 Overall Sales ranking.