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Thomson Reuters Extel Asia Pacific Survey 2008 Results


Hong Kong – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the results of the 3rd Thomson Reuters Extel Asia/Pacific Survey. Long considered the leading benchmark for excellence of investment banking, the Extel Surveys highlights achievement in the buyside, sellside and corporate communities.

The 2008 Survey represents the weighted views of over 500 investment professionals from 26 countries.

Voting was conducted primarily online and ran from 1 September to 12 November 2008. It reflects the record contribution of over 230 buy-side firms, 50 brokerage firms/research houses and 170 of Asia’s largest quoted companies. All data, votes received and methodology applied are independently checked and verified by Deloitte.

Highlights of the key winners in the 2008 Survey are:

• Leading Asian Equity House: UBS
• Leading Asian Fund Management Firm: Fidelity International Hong Kong
• Leading Asian Individual Equity Analyst: Sunil Garg of JPMorgan
• Leading Asian Quoted Company for Investor Relations: ASX
• Leading Asian Economics & Strategy Firm: JPMorgan

“The Thomson Reuters Extel Survey is the most authoritative survey of its kind, providing the most relevant data covering the buy side, sell side and corporate markets across Europe and now Asia too. Extel is a great example of how Thomson Reuters delivers intelligent information and I’m proud to continue to build on its 35 year legacy,” offered Steve Kelly, Global Head of Thomson Reuters Extel Surveys. “Congratulations to this year’s winners.”

The Survey bestows more than 50 additional awards covering equity sectors, economics and strategy, equity sales and trading categories, plus extensive buyside and comparative rankings. Headline results for the key 2008 categories (2007 in brackets where applicable) are:

• Leading Asian Brokerage House:
1. UBS (1)
2. JPMorgan (2)
3. Goldman Sachs (4)

• Leading Asian Equity Analyst:
1. Sunil Garg, JPMorgan (-)
2. Jody Santiago, UBS (-)
3. Roy Ramos, Goldman Sachs (7)

• Leading Asian Fund Management Firm:
1. Fidelity International Hong Kong (1)
2. Capital International (2)
3. Schroder Investment Management (5)

• Leading Asian Buyside Analyst:
1. Dhananjay Phadnis, Fidelity Investments Management Hong Kong (-)
2. Chapman Taylor (1)
3. Tien Xuan Doe, GIC (2)

• Best Quoted Company for Investor Relations:
1. ASX Ltd (1)
2. Singapore Telecommunications Limited (-)
3. HSBC (-)
To view the headline results visit (after 08.00am Hong Kong today).

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