JPMorgan Chase & Co. was rated the top firm by money managers and executives in Institutional Investor’s 2017 ranking of America’s Top Corporate Access Providers.
Firms were ranked in two separate surveys representing the buy-side and corporate perspectives. Not only was JPMorgan chosen by the buy side as the country’s best corporate access provider for the sixth year in a row, the New York-based bank also overthrew CitiGroup, Barclays, and Robert W. Baird & Co. to be the top-ranked firm from the corporate point-of-view.
Corporate and buy-side voters picked the sell-side firms that do the best job of bringing executives and investors together, rating firms on on services including hosting investor conferences, communicating and executing corporate access logistics, arranging meetings between investors and executives, facilitating site visits and factory tours, organizing non-deal roadshows, and providing in-depth and quality feedback between corporations and investors on an ongoing basis.
The corporate point-of-view was based on votes from 492 corporate respondents, while the buy-side perspective came from 2,052 money managers at 872 firms representing $8.8 trillion in U.S. equities.