OverviewMorgan Stanley, the back-to-back champion of Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of Asia’s best equity sales teams for the previous two years, was toppled as Credit Suisse rose to the top of the 2017 All-Asia Sales Team roster.
After a fourth-place finish last year, Credit Suisse was voted the best in Asia ex-Japan equity sales, earning praise for its customized client service and accessible research analysts.
UBS, which placed third for the previous four years, also improved in this sixth iteration of the ranking, climbing to the No. 2 spot, while Morgan Stanley fell to third place.
The top five was rounded out by Citi and CLSA, which each jumped two spots to fourth and fifth place, respectively.
As with previous years, this year’s results were determined as part of the broader All-Asia Research Team survey. Participants were invited to name up to four firms that they feel have the best sales teams in the region.
This year responses were collected from more than 2,200 buy-side analysts and money managers at 800 firms that collectively manage roughly $1.6 trillion in Asia equities.