NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For a fourth consecutive year, J.P. Morgan leads the All-America Fixed-Income Research Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the country's leading bond and credit analysts. Bank of America Merrill Lynch returns in second place, followed by Barclays in third.
J.P. Morgan researchers rank in 52 of the survey's 55 sectors, which include coverage of investment-grade and high-yield securities as well as macroeconomic analysis. They capture first place in 20 categories.
Analysts at BofA Merrill rank in 42 sectors and take top honors in 10 of them. Analysts are Barclays appear in 32 sectors and are top-ranked in eight.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities capture fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Survey results reflect the opinions of 1,800 buy-side analysts and money managers at more than 500 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $9.6 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.
Participants were also asked to indicate which firms provide the best sales support and trading services to investors in U.S. fixed-income securities. J.P. Morgan is the favorite for sales, while BofA Merrill is rated tops in trading services.
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