SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

October 18, 2012 06:00 ET

J.P. Morgan Is Best at Providing Corporate Access, Institutional Investor Survey Finds

90 Percent of Money Managers Say Their Opinion of Company Leaders Influences Their Stock Selections

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - J.P. Morgan outpaces the competition when it comes to providing access to company presidents and CEOs, money managers tell Institutional Investor. The firm tops the magazine's inaugural ranking of America's Top Corporate Access Providers.

Complete survey results can be found at

Three firms -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Morgan Stanley -- tie for second place. Deutsche Bank Securities ranks fifth.

"There is no question that demand for corporate access has increased dramatically since the crisis," declares Michael Lynch, head of U.S. research sales for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "As trust and accountability have become even more paramount to the investment process, face-to-face meetings allow a different layer of understanding and transparency."

Meeting attendees have something to offer too. "Management teams find these [events] an efficient and productive use of their time," observes Michael Bossidy, who oversees Americas research distribution for J.P. Morgan. "We consistently arrange high-quality interactions and, in many cases, potential additions to their shareholder bases."

Institutional Investor 's inaugural ranking of America's Top Corporate Access Providers reflects the opinions of buy-side analysts and money managers at more than 250 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $3.89 trillion in U.S. equities.

The new survey was inspired by the findings of the All-America Executive Team survey, in which 90 percent of buy-side analysts and 95 percent of sell-side analysts told Institutional Investor that their opinion of a company's leaders either "very much" or "somewhat" affects their stock recommendations. The results of that survey were released earlier this year and can also be found at

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