J.P. Morgan Pulls Ahead in Global Research Ranking

J.P. Morgan has further cemented its lead in Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of the top global research leaders. With the reveal of the 2017 All-America Research Team, the bank has earned spots on 217 teams – pulling further ahead of rival Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which has won 205 team positions.

The two firms have led the ranking every year since 2013, with BoA Merrill Lynch coming in first and J.P. Morgan taking second each time. Although two surveys still remain in 2017, J.P. Morgan is on track to topple the long-time champion.

Already, both firms have surged ahead of the competition: The next closest contender, UBS, has claimed spots on 130 teams so far this year.

With the All-America Research Team, J.P. Morgan has also nabbed the distinction of the most first-place finishes so far, earning top honors on 47 teams. BoA Merrill Lynch, meanwhile, has come in first 44 times. UBS holds the third most first-team positions, with 26 wins.

The remaining surveys scheduled for this year are:

• The All-India Research Team

• The All-China Research Team