Mizuho, Nomura Share Top Honors on Institutional Investor's All-Japan Research Team

Mizuho, Nomura Share Top Honors on Institutional Investor's All-Japan Research 
SMBC Nikko Securities Posts Strong Gains in Annual Ranking of
Sell-Side Analysts 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 --  Mizuho Securities Group
jumps two places to share the summit of the All-Japan Research Team
with perennial winner Nomura, which has led or co-led the team 19
times in the 21-year history of the Institutional Investor survey. 
Complete results can be found here:
Mizuho and Nomura each capture 24 positions. That's the same number
that Nomura claimed last year, when it was the team's sole leader,
but for Mizuho it represents an increase of nine -- including six
sector - topping analysts, more than from any other firm.  
Indeed, when a value of 4 is assigned to each first-place position, 3
to each second-place position, and so on, Mizuho emerges as this
year's undisputed champion, with a weighted total of 64 to Nomura's
SMBC Nikko Securities also makes a laudable jump, from No. 5 to No.
3, after increasing its team-position total by five, to 19. Bank of
America-Merrill Lynch falls from second place to fourth after losing
two spots, leaving it with 16, while Daiwa Securities Group holds
steady at No. 5 with 14 positions.  
Other ranked firms include Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., UBS,
Barclays, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Credit
Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Citi, Deutsche Securities, Goldman Sachs Japan
Co. and Okasan Securities Co. 
These results reflect the opinions of more than 1,000 investment
professionals at some 350 buy-side institutions that collectively
manage an estimated $1.1 trillion in Japanese equities. 
Although Nomura shares the research crown this year, it is the lone
leader of the affiliated rankings, marking its third consecutive
appearance atop the All-Japan Sales Team and the All-Japan Trading
Team, and its second year at No. 1 on II's roster of Japan's Top
Corporate Access Providers.  
For more information contact Alyssa Walker at
awalker@iiresearchgroup.com or (212) 224-3677. 
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Alyssa Walker
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