Credit research poll 2000: The kings of credit research in Europe
Euromoney polled 80 big investors on which firms they rated for credit analysis, and for which sector. The poll showed that credit investors rely extensively on banks' research. They want high quality, timely and independent analysis and access to the analysts. Euromoney's poll shows which firms investors rank highest across various sectors
They were undervalued, underpaid and covered an illiquid market. Credit analysts in Europe used to feel inferior to their glamorous cousins in equities and US bonds. Now they're big enough to be taken seriously. See our poll on who investors think are best sector by sector. Michael Peterson reports, research by Andrew Newby
Credit research is harder to do well in Europe than in the US. That's not just because of the number of languages and legal jurisdictions in Europe, it's also because credit is a novel concept for many investors.