Best fixed income research house poll: Methodology
This year Euromoney combined its existing fixed income research poll with a new poll that asked investors to nominate the best fixed income issuers both globally and across a range of sectors and borrower types that matched categories in the research poll. The survey was therefore in two parts: best research house and best borrower.
Investors were asked to nominate their top three borrowers in each category based on issuance strategy, credit quality and investor relations.
They were also asked to nominate their top three credit research teams, or individuals, across the same categories.
Nominated firms are scored 4:3:2 for first, second and third place votes respectively in each poll. The scores are then totalled for each individual category and these scores totalled for the overall table
Polling was carried out from March 12 to April 24 2009.