Standard Bank, SBG Securities retains standing as Best Research House based on Financial Mail Ranking The Analysts 2018 Survey

May 31, 2018

The Financial Mail has published its 43rd “Ranking The Analysts” survey for the year to March 2018. Standard Bank Research was voted the Best Research House for the third consecutive year out of 34 competing banks and brokers.

The results are based on the judgment of fund managers at 41 institutional investor firms who collectively manage about R4.8 trillion of assets.

Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Standard Bank Group says “The survey remains an important gauge of the intellectual rigour, breadth of coverage and client-centricity inherent in research practices. The survey ranks 40 distinct research categories, of which Standard Bank earned recognition in 28.” 

EQUITY SECTORS Analyst & teams Rank* (Weighted by brokerage) Votes Rank (Unweighted)
Investment Companies Rey Wium 1 33% 1
Luxury Goods Rey Wium 1 28% 1
Telecommunications Jonathan Kennedy-Good 1 26% 1
Resources Small & Mid Cap Tim Clark, Adrian Hammond, Thabang Thlaku & Leroy Mnguni 1 23% 1
Beverages & Tobacco Rey Wium 1 23% 1
Gold Mining Adrian Hammond  1 21% 1
Africa Ex-SA Equities Muyiwa Oni, James Starke, Gregory Waweru, Efemena Esalomi, Anne Kahure, Kuria Kamau & Team 2 24% 2
Investment Strategy Deanne Gordon & Adele Fermoyle 2 22% 2
Industrial Metals Tim Clark & Thabang Thlaku 2 21% 2
General Mining Tim Clark & Thabang Thlaku 2 18% 2
Sales Teams Nick Higham & Graham York 2 10% 2
Real Estate Bandi Zondo 3 17% 3
Construction, Building Materials & Machinery Marc Ter Mors 3 12% 3
Corporate Access Team 3 11% 3
Oil & Gas and Chemicals Adrian Hammond 4 10% 4
Financial and Industrial Small & Mid Cap  Sumil Seeraj, Marc Ter Mors & Magdel Neale 4 7% 3
Environmental, Social & Corp. Governance Simon Freemantle  4 5% 4
Food Producers Sumil Seeraj 5 12% 5
Commodities Tim Clark, Thabang Thlaku, Leroy Mnguni, Tom Kendall & Marcus Garvey 5 11% 4
Insurance Musa Malwandla 5 7% 5
General Financials Magdel Neale 5 7% 5
Computing & Electronics Jonathan Kennedy-Good 5 6% 4
Administration Efficiency Ops Team 5 6% -
Media Jonathan Kennedy-Good 6 10% 4
Healthcare Providers and Pharmaceuticals Luresha Chetty 6 7% -
General Retailers  Kaeleen Brown 6 7% 5
MACRO ECONOMICS AND FIXED INCOME        
Political Analysis Simon Freemantle  1 30% 1
Africa ex-SA Nonequities  Phumelele Mbiyo, Jibran Qureishi, Ayomide Mejabi, Fausio Musa & Dmitry Shishkin 3 21% 3
Credit Analysis Robyn MacLennan & Steffen Kriel 3 20% 2

*The survey also ranks the analysts in three investor-defined categories: Fund Managers (FMs) weighted by brokerage paid, FMs weighted by assets under management (AuM), and FMs unweighted by AuM. The rankings based on “brokerage paid to the street” are most significant because they reflect the views of the largest and most active asset managers, wealth funds, life insurance companies and hedge funds.

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