SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

September 09, 2014 06:15 ET

J.P. Morgan Leads Institutional Investor's 2014 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team

Wells Fargo Securities Enjoys Strong Gains in Annual Ranking of Sell-Side Analysts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - J.P. Morgan is No. 1 on the All-America Fixed-Income Research Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the nation's best sell-side bond and credit analysts, for a fifth consecutive year.

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

J.P. Morgan researchers appear in 48 of the 55 categories that produced publishable results -- and nearly half of this year's total, 23, are for analysts and teams deemed the best in their respective sectors. That's more than double the number of first-place finishes claimed by any other research provider.

In second place for a third straight year is Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with 41 spots, followed by Barclays at No. 3, with 30.

Wells Fargo Securities is the only firm in the top five to claim more spots this year than last. Its modest rise from fifth place to fourth belies its sizable gains in team positions, from 21 to 28.

Rounding out the top five is Goldman, Sachs & Co., with a total of 24.

The sectors are grouped into three broad areas of coverage: Economics & Strategy, High Yield and Investment Grade. When the results of each category are viewed independently, J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill rank first and second, respectively, in both Economics & Strategy and High Yield.

Wells Fargo is No. 1 and Goldman Sachs No. 2 for coverage of the Investment-Grade space.

Survey results are based on the opinions of more than 1,970 analysts and portfolio managers at some 500 buy-side institutions that manage an estimated $9.4 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.

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

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