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PollsBrokers Poll

Japan 2018

The 29th annual Asiamoney Brokers Poll invited chief investment officers, fund managers and investment analysts to take part. Voters represented fund management houses, insurance companies, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and wealth managers from around the world. A total of 6,540 valid individual responses from 3,100 different institutions, including 411 hedge funds, were received.

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Best local brokerage

Rank Firm %
1 Nomura 24.37%
2 Daiwa Capital Market 21.33%
3 Mizuho 19.94%

Best for overall country research

Rank Firm %
1 CLSA 22.76%
2 Daiwa Capital Market 11.25%
3 Nomura 10.47%

Best overall sales services

Rank Firm %
1 CLSA 20.84%
2 Nomura 13.84%
3 Daiwa Capital Market 12.26%


Best strategist

Rank Name Firm %
1 Nicholas Smith CLSA  46.95%

Best economist

Rank Name Firm %
1 Eric Fishwick CLSA  22.89%

Best small cap analyst

Rank Name Firm %
1 Hiroyuki Terada Haitong International  26.06%

Best analyst for automobiles & components

Rank Name Firm %
1 Akira Kishimoto JP Morgan  25.42%

Best analyst for banks

Rank Name Firm %
1 Hideyasu Ban CLSA  27.48%

Best analyst for consumer discretionary

Rank Name Firm %
1 Oliver Matthew CLSA  16.18%

Best analyst for consumer staples

Rank Name Firm %
1 Oliver Matthew CLSA  19.77%

Best analyst for industrials

Rank Name Firm %
1 Morten Paulsen CLSA  26.16%

Best analyst for diversified financials

Rank Name Firm %
1 Niwa Koichi Citi  20.66%

Best analyst for energy

Rank Name Firm %
1 Edward Bourlet CLSA  30.06%

Best analyst for healthcare

Rank Name Firm %
1 Stephen Barker CLSA  22.91%

Best analyst for insurance

Rank Name Firm %
1 Hideyasu Ban CLSA  38.66%

Best analyst for materials

Rank Name Firm %
1 Kazuhisa Mori JP Morgan  17.15%

Best analyst for real estate

Rank Name Firm %
1 Mark Brown Haitong International  20.98%

Best analyst for semiconductors & semiconductor equipment

Rank Name Firm %
1 Claudio Aritomi CLSA  46.20%

Best analyst for software & internet services

Rank Name Firm %
1 Yushi Kawamoto Haitong International  20.95%

Best analyst for technology hardware & equipment

Rank Name Firm %
1 Amit Garg CLSA  30.27%

Best analyst for telecommunication services

Rank Name Firm %
1 Yushi Kawamoto Haitong International  30.20%

Best analyst for transportation

Rank Name Firm %
1 Jun Harada UBS  26.95%

Best analyst for utilities

Rank Name Firm %
1 Hideshiro Kagita JP Morgan  32.64%

Best country salesperson

Rank Name Firm %
1 Stephen Patrick Haitong International  8.18%
2 Massimiliano Del Papa  CLSA  5.43%
3 Marc Braibant CLSA  4.45%

Best country sales trader

Rank Name Firm %
1 Takeo Kamai CLSA  12.58%
2 Peter Tan CLSA  10.29%
3= Shpendi Citaku CLSA  8.00%
3= Kei Noguchi Jefferies  8.00%

Individuals who left their firm between the end of the polling period and when the results were published are indicated with (*). Ties are indicated with (=).