Who and what we asked
We polled large institutional investors, which were predominantly but not exclusively located in Europe, and asked them to grade their dealers on 10 areas involving debt trading. In the cash arena, these were carved into triple-A-rated debt, investment-grade corporate bonds, investment-grade financial institutions, high-yield corporates and asset-backed. Euromoney also asked the institutions to identify the best at single-name credit default swaps, in investment-grade corporates, high-yield corporates, and on newer products such as credit indices on investment-grade and high-yield debt. We asked investors which single-dealer electronic trading platforms they liked the best and also which multi-dealer platforms they rated most highly.