Investment Firms with the Best Analysts

Firms with the Best Analysts

In annual All-American Research Team rankings, individual analysts are selected for their market prowess, but there's also a lot at stake for the firms at which they work. Institutional Investor ranks the top sell-side equity analysts in various sectors and in doing so list s the top three individuals as well as a runner up. From this, the magazine has developed a ranking system, where firms are awarded four points for a first - place analyst, three for second, two for third and one for runner-u
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In Institutional Investor’sannual All-American Research Team rankings, individual analysts are selected for their market prowess, but there's also a lot at stake for the firms at which they work.

Institutional Investor ranks the top sell-side equity analysts in various sectors and in doing so lists the top three individuals as well as a runner up. From this, the magazine can rank firms based on total number of team positions.

So, which firms are most heavily represented in Institutional Investor’s rankings this year? Click ahead to find out!

Posted 12 Oct 2010

Note: A previous version of this story listed the unofficial weighted rankings. This current version represents Institutional Investor's official equal-weight rankings.

10. (Tied) Goldman Sachs

10 First team: 1 Second team: 1 Third team: 4Runners-up: 4
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Total team positions: 10

First team: 1
Second team: 1
Third team: 4
Runners-up: 4

10. (Tied) ISI Group

Weighted Total: 35 First team: 7 Second team: 2 Third team: 0 Runners-up: 1 Total: 10
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Total team positions: 10

First team: 7
Second team: 2
Third team: 0
Runners-up: 1

9. Deutsche Bank Securities

Weighted Total: 25 First team: 1 Second team: 1 Third team: 2 Runners-up: 14 Total: 18
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Total team positions: 18

First team: 1
Second team: 1
Third team: 2
Runners-up: 14

8. Citi

Weighted Total: 47 First team: 3 Second team: 5 Third team: 5 Runners-up: 10 Total: 23
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Total team positions: 23

First team: 3
Second team: 5
Third team: 5
Runners-up: 10

7. Morgan Stanley

Weighted Total: 61First team: 8Second team: 5Third team: 3 Runners-up: 8 Total: 24
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Total team positions: 24

First team: 8
Second team: 5
Third team: 3
Runners-up: 8

6. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Weighted Total: 70 First team: 10 Second team: 4 Third team: 7 Runners-up: 4 Total: 25
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Total team positions: 25

First team: 10
Second team: 4
Third team: 7
Runners-up: 4

5. UBS

Weighted Total: 54 First team: 3 Second team: 4 Third team: 8 Runners-up: 14 Total: 29
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Total team positions: 29

First team: 3
Second team: 4
Third team: 8
Runners-up: 14

4. Credit Suisse

Weighted Total: 56 First team: 0 Second team: 6 Third team: 10 Runners-up: 18 Total: 34
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Total team positions: 34

First team: 0
Second team: 6
Third team: 10
Runners-up: 18

3. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Weighted Total: 79 First team: 3 Second team: 8 Third team: 12 Runners-up: 19 Total: 42
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Total team positions: 42

First team: 3
Second team: 8
Third team: 12
Runners-up: 19

2. Barclays Capital

Weighted Total: 104Analysts Represented First team: 12 Second team: 10 Third team: 5 Runners-up: 16 Total: 43
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Total team positions:  43

First team: 12
Second team: 10
Third team: 5
Runners-up: 16

1. J.P. Morgan

Weighted Total: 122 First team: 15 Second team: 12 Third team: 7 Runners-up: 12 Total: 46
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Total team positions: 46

First team: 15
Second team: 12
Third team: 7
Runners-up: 12