SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

April 02, 2012 18:30 ET

Nomura Provides the Best Japanese Investment Research, Money Managers Tell Institutional Investor

Deutsche Securities, J.P. Morgan Enjoy Strong Gains in Annual Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Nomura Securities Co. is the undisputed champion of Japanese investment research, according to participants in Institutional Investor's 19th annual All-Japan Research Team survey.

Complete survey results can be found at

Not since 2009, when Daiwa Institute of Research ruled the roost, has a single firm had the survey's top spot all to itself. The following year Daiwa and Nomura tied for first place, and in 2011 Nomura shared the winner's circle with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Japan's oldest brokerage house captures 27 team positions, three more than last year and three more than second-place BofA Merrill, which holds steady with 24 positions. UBS, in third place for a fourth year running, wins 22 positions, an increase of four. Deutsche Securities adds the most to its team total -- eight -- bringing its count to 20; that's enough to propel the firm up two notches to fourth place. Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co. rises one rung after picking up three positions, for a total of 15.

J.P. Morgan is the biggest upward mover, leaping five places to No. 7.

UBS also lays claim to a laudable distinction; the Swiss bank has far more analysts ranked No. 1 in their respective sectors than any other bank. Ten UBS analysts capture pole positions -- that's twice the number claimed by the firms that tie for second place when measured by this metric, Nomura and Deutsche. Put another way, UBS analysts win the top spot in nearly one third of the survey's 32 sectors.

Survey results are based on responses from nearly 1,000 individuals at some 320 institutions that manage an estimated $1 trillion in Japanese assets.

Institutional Investor will announce the winners of its inaugural All-Japan Sales Team and All-Japan Trading Team tomorrow, April 4, on its website.

For more information contact Alyssa Walker: (212) 224-3677.

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