Nomura Is No. 1 in Institutional Investor Ranking of Japan's Top Sell-Side Researchers

Nomura Is No. 1 in Institutional Investor Ranking of Japan's Top Sell-Side 
Researchers 
Mizuho, SMBC Nikko Make Major Advances in Annual Survey 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  Nomura Securities Co.
is No. 1 on the All-Japan Research Team, Institutional Investor's
annual ranking of the nation's leading sell-side analysts, for the
18th time in the past 20 years. Mizuho Securities Group and SMBC
Nikko Securities make giant upward moves this year. 
Complete results can be found on Institutional Investor's website.  
Nomura retains the top spot even though its team position total drops
by three, to 24; nonetheless, Japan's oldest brokerage widens its
lead over Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which returns in second
place despite a loss of six spots, for a total of 18. 
Mizuho Securities Group shoots from ninth place to share the third
tier with UBS; each firm captures 15 positions. For Mizuho that's a
gain of eight; for UBS, whose rank is unchanged, a loss of seven. Two
firms share fifth place: SMBC Nikko Securities, which tied with
Barclays for the No. 12 spot in 2012, adds nine spots, bringing its
total to 14. Daiwa Securities Group rises one rung even though its
total holds steady.  
Survey results reflect the opinions of nearly 900 individuals at 280
buy-side institutions that manage an estimated $791.75 billion in
Japanese equities. 
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the survey. To celebrate the
occasion, II introduces the All-Japan Research Team Hall of Fame,
which honors those analysts who have amassed at least ten first-place
appearances. 
To date, some 518 analysts have appeared on the team but only ten --
or less than 2 percent of the total -- meet the hall of fame
eligibility requirements: Jun Harada, Naoto Hashimoto, Toshinori Ito,
Hironari Nozaki, Toshihiko Okino, Katsushi Saito, Nobuyuki Saji,
Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hidemaru Yamaguchi and Kenichiro Yoshida. Profiles
of each, along with data associated with the team's 20-year history,
can also be found on our website. 
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