Mizuho ranks No. 1 in All-Japan Sales Team for first time in survey history.

Mizuho Securities Group was voted No. 1 in Institutional Investor’s All-Japan Sales Team ranking, pushing Nomura to second place for the first time since the survey was introduced in 2012.

II invited voters in the 2017 All-Japan Research Team survey to rank the top four generalist salespeople who best serve money managers investing in Japanese equities. Votes for each firm’s individuals were combined to form a team and create the leader table.

SMBC Nikko Securities landed at third place, followed by Daiwa Securities Group and UBS.

Voters considered eight attributes when selecting salespeople, including best at providing special services, understanding client needs, quality of relationship, and knowledge and effective communication of research products.

Click on the Leaders link in the navigation table at right to view the top ten.