SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

February 08, 2012 01:10 ET

Deutsche Sales Squad Considered Europe's Best, New Institutional Investor Survey Finds

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - Deutsche Bank captures the pole position in the 2012 All-Europe Sales Team survey, Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of the region's leading equity research sales forces. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research takes second place, followed by J.P. Morgan Cazenove and then Morgan Stanley.

Complete survey results can be found at www.institutionalinvestor.com.

In conjunction with the magazine's All-Europe Research Team survey -- in which we asked buy-side analysts and money managers to name Europe's best equity research team in 50 industries, countries/regions and macroeconomic disciplines -- we requested that respondents tell us which firms field the best overall sales forces.

Nearly 1,500 investment professionals at approximately 650 firms that collectively manage some $5 trillion in European equity assets answered our question about Europe's top sales teams -- that's roughly 67 percent of the people who cast votes in the research survey, representing 85 percent of the participating buy-side institutions.

Money managers are enthusiastic in their praise for Deutsche's sales crew. "They completely focus on the needs of the client," one Europe-based senior portfolio manager tells us, while another client observes that "the team offers numerous meetings with company managements, and the meetings are well organized."

Complete survey results are available at www.institutionalinvestor.com.

For more information contact Alyssa Walker at awalker@iiresearchgroup.com or (212) 224-3677.

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