Extel is now a part of Institutional Investor.

Results from the annual ranking of European brokers can now be found here alongside II’s research and rankings. As we work to integrate our products, you can expect to see changes as we take the best practices from II and Extel to deliver the best possible research.

This year, Exane BNP Paribas led Extel’s ranking of the best overall brokers, with additional first-place finishes for overall research and sector research. Exane BNP Paribas analyst Jeff Stent, who covers consumer goods, was named the top equity analyst.

Other winners from the 45th annual survey included Kepler Cheuvreux, which placed first in overall sales and corporate access, and UBS, which came first in execution.

Extel’s 2018 survey included votes from 11,333 individuals at 4,022 firms across the buy-side, sell-side, and corporate community. Among the buy-side, 7,721 investment professionals at 2,682 firms responded. Respondent firms included traditional asset managers, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and pensions.