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Capital Markets

Debt trading poll Methodology

Which firms are the best debt traders and why? 

  Full results

  Trading: the future

  Who and what we asked

Euromoney magazine polled fund managers and traders in Europe and globally.

We received 189 responses in total.

Breakdown of votes by number by institutional type:

Banks 48.15%; real money funds 35.45%; hedge funds 13.23%; government investment agencies and central banks 2.12%; other 5.82%.

Breakdown of votes by number by region:

Europe 94.7%; Asia 2.65%; North America 1.59%; other:1.06%


Votes were sorted in descending order of stated total trading volumes and weighted as follows:

Factor of 4 applied to voters in first (top) quartile of trading volumes

Factor of 3 applied to voters in second quartile

Factor of 2 applied to voters in third quartile

Factor of 1 (unity) applied to voters in fourth (bottom) quartile

Nominated firms were then scored 4:3:2 for first, second and third place votes respectively.

Overall ranking by market share: based on the total volume of business placed annually with each bank. To obtain this figure, we asked respondents to estimate the proportion of their total annual debt trading business placed with their 10 top counterparties.

Total business placed with each service provider across all questionnaires received was then divided by total business on all questionnaires – $1.47 trillion.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Andrew Newby, head of research, at

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