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Institutional Investor

November 23, 2015 17:15 ET

CICC Takes Top Honors on Institutional Investor's 2015 All-China Research Team

Credit Suisse, Repeating in Second Place, Continues to Make Strong Gains

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 23, 2015) - China International Capital Corp. is No. 1 on the All-China Research Team, Institutional Investor's exclusive annual ranking of the nation's leading sell-side equity analysts, for a fourth consecutive year -- but its margin of victory is narrower than it's been since 2012.

Complete results can be found at

CICC wins 18 total team positions, seven fewer than last year but three more than second-place Credit Suisse, which rises one rung after increasing its total by four.

Two firms share the third tier, with 13 positions apiece: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which slips from the No. 2 spot -- its total falls by one -- and Morgan Stanley, which bolts from fifth place after adding five positions. The latter's ascent bumps last year's No. 4 firm, UBS, down a notch even though its total increases by two, to 12.

A total of 101 individuals from 15 firms are cited on this year's rosters. To view the full rosters, visit

Another 100 analysts and seven research providers met minimum-vote and other eligibility criteria but did not make the team, which is limited to the top three analysts in each sector, plus runners-up where applicable. Data regarding those analysts and firms are available from the Institutional Investor Research Group. For information please contact Alyssa Walker at 212-224-3677 or

Nearly one quarter of the researchers who have been voted onto the team -- 25 out of 101 -- are appearing for the first time. This figure includes two individuals who debut atop their respective sectors. BofA Merrill's Yuanyuan (Tina) Long shoots straight into first place in Consumer/Nondiscretionary, while Hong Liang of CICC is No. 1 in Economics.

These fresh faces hail from 13 firms. Morgan Stanley is home to the highest number, with five, followed by UBS, with four.

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