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Buyers name the top teams

Euromoney polled investors at 3,000 investing institutions in 31 countries, asking them to rank the individuals and teams whose credit research they rate most highly. The response was four times that of last year, with nearly 340 firms replying to our questionnaire. The winners were two bulge-bracket US firms and two of the largest European banks.

Fully 87.6 % of all votes cast in the credit research poll were received from western European countries and 6.4% were cast by north Americans. Some 27.2 % of respondents were resident in the UK, 15.9% in Germany, France (7.8%), Scandinavia (4.9%), Italy (4.6%) and Austria (4.33%). Some 47% of credit investing institutions described themselves as banks or bank affiliates; 23.9% were mutual funds or unit trusts; insurance companies (12.6%); pension funds (8.1%); independent investment advisers (3.9%); brokerage affiliates (2.5%); hedge funds (2%). Readers of the poll results should note that, unfortunately, JP Morgan was omitted from the questionnaire sent out to investors, and therefore does not appear in the poll.

Merrill Lynch topped the overall credit strategy section thanks to banks and mutual funds/unit trusts in the UK (20.9%

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