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Latest Extel results the best in Liberum's history

17 June 2014 | Mentions of Liberum

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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.

Joe Brent

Joe Brent, Liberum's Head of Research

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. 

Simon Stillwell

Simon Stilwell, Liberum CEO

“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. 

  • Liberum’s team of 35 research analysts cover more than 300 European stocks across 16 sectors, representing 80% of the FTSE 100 and 50% of the FTSE 250
  • The firm is broker to 67 listed companies across 15 sectors. In 2014 Liberum has raised £1.2bn for its corporate clients; with syndicates it has raised £12.3bn in the past six years
  • The firm was established in 2007, and employs 160 people in London and New York

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