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Institutional Investor

December 08, 2014 17:15 ET

CICC Dominates Institutional Investor's 2014 All-China Research Team

Credit Suisse, UBS Make Powerful Advances in Annual Ranking of Sell-Side Equity Analysts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - China International Capital Corp. captures the top spot on the All-China Research Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the nation's leading sell-side equity analysts, for a third year running. Its researchers earn at least one position -- and in some cases, three -- in 18 of the survey's 20 sectors.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch returns in second place even though its total falls by two, to 14. Credit Suisse climbs one level, to No. 3, but that modest rise belies the organization's robust gains: its team total nearly doubles, from six spots to 11 -- a feat bested only by fellow Swiss bank UBS, whose total vaults from three to ten. The latter firm rockets from ninth place to fourth and is this year's biggest upward mover.

Rounding out the top five is Morgan Stanley, which rises one rung after picking up three spots, for a total of eight.

Eighteen firms are represented on this year's team, including three that didn't appear last year: Barclays, DBS Vickers Securities and SWS Research Co.

Although it lands in second place overall, BofA Merrill is No. 1 in terms of sector-topping appearances. Six of its analysts are deemed the best in their respective categories: Cheong-Ga (Karl) Choi, Conglomerates; David Cui, Portfolio Strategy; Wai (Eddie) Leung, Internet; Ting Lu, Economics; Chen Luo, Consumer/Discretionary; and Xinnian (Sydney) Zhang, Telecommunications.

CICC ranks second when firms are measured by this metric. Five of its researchers are No. 1 this year: Zheng Gao, Basic Materials; Bin Guan, Energy; Junhua Mao, Banks; Shengbo Tang, Insurance; and Xin Yang, Infrastructure & Transportation.

The 2014 All-China Research Team reflects the opinions of nearly 850 investment professionals at 410 institutions that manage an estimated $584 billion in Chinese equities.

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