SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

February 25, 2014 02:00 ET

J.P. Morgan Tops Institutional Investor's All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team for a Fourth Straight Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Climbs to Second Place; Barclays Slips to Third

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - For a fourth year running, J.P. Morgan leads the All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the region's best credit analysts and strategists.

Complete survey results can be found on Institutional Investor's website.

The firm captures 19 positions, two more than last year and four more than second-place Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which climbs one level after increasing its total by two. Its advance bumps Barclays, whose total dips from 14 to 13, down to third place. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley repeat in fourth and fifth places, with 12 and seven spots, respectively.

Barclays is home to more analysts and teams deemed the best in their respective sectors, eight, than any other firm. Deutsche Bank comes in second when firms are measured by this metric -- it captures five No. 1 finishes this year -- followed by J.P. Morgan in third, with four.

BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and Royal Bank of Scotland earn one first-place position each.

The survey's 20 sectors are grouped under three headings: High Yield, Investment Grade and Economics & Strategy. When results in each category are viewed independently, BofA Merrill, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan share top honors in High Yield; and J.P. Morgan leads Investment Grade and ties with BofA Merrill for first place in Economics & Strategy.

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