Institutional Investor Publishes 2021 Asia-Pacific Research Rankings, Including Local Regional Results

Posted on June 11, 2021


Institutional Investor’s 2021 Asia (ex-Japan) Research results, published on 7th June (5pm NY), reflected the independent feedback of 3,785 portfolio managers and analysts at 1,232 institutions. Results were collated across 36 sectors, comprising 24 Industry/Macro and 12 Country/Region sectors within the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asia Research results were dominated by three companies – Morgan Stanley came top, with 36 published positions, closely followed by UBS with 35 published positions and Citi with 34. CLSA returned to the leader board for the Asia-Pacific results, as well as top trumping the local broker tables.

Local Broker Results 

This year, Institutional Investor also recognised the top ranked local firms and analysts within each of the 11 Asia-Pacific Countries/Regions (excluding Frontier Markets). The results reflected the independent feedback of 1,324 portfolio managers and analysts at 659 institutions. 


A breakdown of the best local research firms and analysts across the 11 Countries/Regions are shown in the following individual regional breakdown. 

Four companies dominated these local broker results at a firm level, with CLSA achieving the highest number of positions with 11 winning positions (1st, 2nd or 3rd place), Macquarie with six winning positions, Jefferies with four and Nomura with three. HSBC and CGS-CIMB Securities both achieved two positions. 

Macquarie and CLSA also had the greatest number of ranked analysts across the 11 Countries/Regions. HSBC, Nomura, Jefferies and Daiwa Securities also performed strongly with a high number of ranked analysts.

The best overall broker includes the combination results of Sales, Corporate Access, Research & Trading. 


Investment professionals from the buy-side were invited to vote during a four-week period; increasingly votes are submitted centrally from investment management firms to reflect their formal internal research evaluation processes. This has reduced the disruption to the industry and increased the accuracy of the final results. 

For more information, contact David Enticknap, Head of II Research on +44 7577 457088 david.enticknap@iiresearch.com

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Institutional Investor Research

About Institutional Investor 

For over 50 years Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world’s foremost media companies with ground-breaking journalism and incisive writing that provides essential intelligence for a global audience. In addition, since 1972, Institutional Investor Research (II Research) has offered highly-respected proprietary benchmark research and rankings, providing independent feedback on the sell-side and corporate performance; II Research aims to be the first choice as well as independent validation source of qualitative market intelligence for all three sides of the investment community and has a global presence spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, the US and Latin America. 

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