SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

December 20, 2011 09:00 ET

BofA Merrill Lynch Is Institutional Investor's Global Research Firm of the Year

J.P. Morgan Has Most No. 1 Analysts; Deutsche Bank Dominates Europe, Emerging Markets

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won more total team positions -- 226 -- across the 12 research team surveys that Institutional Investor published this year than any other firm. J.P. Morgan comes in second place overall, with 202 positions, followed by Deutsche Bank in third, with 163.

J.P. Morgan is home to the highest number of analysts and teams ranked No. 1 in their respective sectors, with 64. BofA Merrill saw 49 of its analysts and teams finish in first place, while Deutsche Bank claimed 34 top spots.

An interesting pattern emerges in these aggregated results: These three firms dominate three distinct geographic regions. BofA Merrill makes a clean sweep of Asia, taking first place in the All-Asia Research Team and the All-China Research Team, and tying for first place (with Nomura) on the All-Japan Research Team.

J.P. Morgan conquers the Americas, landing at No. 1 on the All-America Research Team, the All-America Fixed-Income Research Team and the Latin America Research Team.

Deutsche Bank rules in developed and emerging Europe, leading the All-Europe Research Team and the Emerging-Markets Equity & Fixed-Income Research Team, with one caveat: J.P. Morgan snags the top spot in the All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team. (Deutsche Bank finishes second in that ranking.)

Read more about the Top Global Research Firms of 2011 in the December-January issue of Institutional Investor magazine -- also available online at in the New Year.

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