Poll of Polls Methodology
The scores for this year's Poll of Polls were compiled using league tables and Euromoney surveys published in 2003, as outlined below.
Underwriting Overall capital raising: market users' votes for best bank at raising capital.
Bonds: issuers' votes for best lead manager for top bookrunner in 19 categories; bookrunner league table of international bonds (source: Dealogic Bondware).
MTNs: borrowers' votes for EMTN and US MTN arrangers; EMTN arranger league table (source: Dealogic MTNWare).
Commercial paper: users' votes for CP arrangers.
Equities: borrowers' views on global coordination, IPOs, privatizations, secondary offerings and block trades; global coordinator and bookrunner league tables of international equities (source: Dealogic Bondware).
Trading MTNs: borrowers' nominations for best EMTN and US MTN dealers; EMTN dealer league table (source: Dealogic MTNWare).
Commercial paper: market users' views on best ECP dealers.
Foreign exchange: corporate treasurers' and institutional investors' votes for the top houses by market share.
Transactions processing Cash management: corporate treasurers nominations for best cash management services allied to global foreign exchange transactions; nominations for best global cash management services overall.
Custodial services: corporate treasurers' nominations for best global custodian.
Internet Capital raising: borrowers' nominations for best website used .