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Fixed income research 2014: Methodology

Incorporating - Best Borrowers and Fixed Income Research surveys:

Euromoney asks investors to nominate the best fixed income issuers both 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 research house and best borrower.

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 providers across the same categories. Research is defined as research/trading ideas consumed by clients (from providers of research) via all distribution channels at the providers. Specifically from a research perspective this incorporates all research regardless of it being independent/non-independent.

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

In total 1,953 investors took part in the survey this year, of which 1,861 valid responses were received for the fixed-income research part of the poll; 879 valid responses were received for the best borrowers part of the poll which included individual nominations for 857 separate borrowers (up 9%).

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Tim Moxon, head of research, at

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