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Credit research Methodology

Investors were asked to rate analysts and teams for the categories indicated. The credit research houses themselves nominated teams. Scores were given in the ratio 5:4:3:2:1 for first, second, third, fourth and fifth place nominations respectively. 

Scores were weighted as follows to take into account the size of funds under management dedicated to credit research or volume of secondary turnover.

Investment grade:

Greater than €10 billion – weighted by factor of 7

Between €5 billion and €10 billion – weighted by a factor of 5

Between €1 billion and €5 billion – weighted by a factor of 3

No estimate provided, or less than €1 billion – no weighting

High yield:

Greater than €450 million – weighted by a factor of 3

Between €150 million and €450 million – by a factor of 2

No estimate provided, or less than €150 million – no weighting

Other Credit – Emerging market/western Europe

Greater than €1 billion – weighted by a factor of 4

Between €500 million and €1 billion – by a factor of 3

Between €250 million and €500 million – by a factor of 2

Between €100 million and €250 million – no weighting

Other Credit:

Asset-backed:  weighted as for Investment grade

Indices:  weighted as for Investment grade

Credit derivatives: weighted as for Investment grade

Multiple votes from the same institution were scored by pro-rating that institution's total weighting among its voters according to the assets they controlled.

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