Investors have chosen Nomura as the Japan’s top corporate access provider, rating the Japanese bank highly for its logistics and one-on-one meetings, among other attributes.

Daiwa Securities Group was ranked second by buy-side voters, followed by SMBC Nikko Securities in third.

Corporate respondents, however, chose Daiwa as 2020’s top access facilitator, based on investor introductions, site visits, conferences, non-deal roadshows, and feedback. Nomura came in second among corporations, while Mizuho Securities placed third.

About 142 investors and 52 corporate representatives voted to determine Institutional Investor’s 2020 ranking of Japan’s Top Corporate Access Providers.