Overview

Nomura Securities once again tops Institutional Investor’s buy-side ranking of Japan’s Top Corporate Access Providers, narrowly beating out second-place Mizuho Securities.

This year’s ranking was determined based on votes from the 2018 All-Japan Research Team survey. The 520 investors at 287 firms who responded voted for the firms that provide the best corporate access based on several criteria.

These criteria include which firm facilitates one-on-one meetings with executives that best align with investment priorities; which firm facilitates site visits and factory tours that best help to make investment decisions; which firm hosts investor conferences that bring new insight, connections and perspectives on the industry; which firm organizes non-deal roadshows that best align priorities; which firm provides the best communicated and executed logistics to support corporate access and which firm provides the most in-depth and high-quality feedback between corporates and investors on an ongoing basis.

Meanwhile, participants in the 2018 All-Japan Executive Team Survey ranked Japan’s Top Corporate Access Providers from the corporate point of view. On the corporate side, SMBC Nikko Securities topped the list, while Nomura placed second. Corporates also ranked Mizuho Securities third, J.P. Morgan fourth, and Daiwa Securities Group fifth.

Fifty-six corporates voted based on the following criteria: who brings investors to meet executives that most align with a corporation’s desired investors; who best brings investors to visit facilities that best match mutual priorities; hosting investor conferences that bring new insight, connections and perspectives on the industry; who organizes non-deal road shows that best align with priorities; who creates the best feedback loops between companies and investors on an ongoing basis; which firm provides the best communicated and executed logistics to support corporate access.