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Fixed income investors survey methodology

Since last year Euromoney has combined its existing fixed-income research poll with a new poll that asked investors to nominate the best fixed-income issuers globally and across a range of sectors and borrower types that matched categories in the research poll. The survey is therefore in two parts: best borrower and best research house.

Investors are asked to nominate their top three borrowers in each category based on issuance strategy, credit quality and investor relations.

They were also asked to nominate their top three credit research teams or individuals across the same categories.

Nominated firms are scored 4:3:2 for first-, second- and third-placed votes respectively in each poll. The scores are then totalled for each individual category and these scores totalled for the overall table.

In total 1,739 investors took part in the poll, of which 1,728 valid responses were received for the fixed-income research part of the poll; 996 valid responses were received for the best borrowers part of the poll, which included individual nominations for 775 separate borrowers.

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