How This Ranking Was Compiled

To select the members of Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Japan’s Best Analyst Days, we invited buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers who participated in the 2015 All-Japan Executive Team survey to name up to four companies that they feel host the most constructive analyst-investor events. We received responses from nearly 460 investment professionals at close to 190 financial services firms. Respondents from the buy side work at firms that collectively manage $568 billion in Japanese equities.

All votes were weighted by place (first, second, third or fourth). The names of those surveyed and the institutions they work for are kept confidential to ensure their continuing cooperation. Voters are required to meet eligibility requirements, and all ballots are subject to review by II’s Research Operations Group. Results are also subject to inspection by an independent auditor.

The 2015 ranking of Japan’s Best Analyst Days was compiled by Associate Research Editor Elgin Low with assistance from Researchers Atsuko Ogino and Katsuko Usami.