Liberum Tuesday achieved its best results in its seven-year history in the latest Thomson Reuters Extel Survey results, the annual analyst surveys which rank broker and independent research based on the responses from more than 16,000 fund managers and institutional investors.
Liberum rose to second place in the key category: Leading Pan European brokerage firm - UK Small & Mid Caps. In 2013, Liberum ranked fifth.
Both Liberum’s Support Services and Chemicals research teams maintained number one positions in the survey, headed up by Joe Brent and Adam Collins, respectively. Andrew Whittock’s Oil & Gas team jumped from fifth last year to the number one spot in the 2014 survey.
Its Alternative Investment Funds Sales and Research teams achieved number one positions too, with James Bouverat voted into the top slot in the Specialist Sales category.
Liberum’s research teams also ranked in the top three in four other sectors, including Capital Goods (3rd), Construction (2nd), Real Estate (3rd) and Transport and Logistics (3rd).
Joe Brent, Head of Research at Liberum, was also the highest ranked research analyst in the UK Small & Mid Caps category, retaining his position along with Liberum’s Support Services analyst, William Shirley, in second place.
The trading execution team also jumped nine places, up to third.
“One of Liberum’s ambitions is to change the game in equity analysis and improve on our already excellent research offering," Simon Stilwell, Liberum CEO, said Tuesday.
“Powerful information and analysis is at the heart of what Liberum does," he added. "Today’s survey results prove that Liberum’s research teams understand the need for simple and influential analysis that meets client requirements head on.
“I am proud of Liberum’s performance in the investment community and I am confident that we can improve on these in years to come.”
Liberum is an independently-owned pan European investment bank. The firm’s core activities are research, sales and trading in large, small & mid cap pan-European equities, as well as investment banking and advisory services including IPOs, secondary issues and mergers and acquisitions.
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