The Results Of The 'City Oscars'

Around 500 'leading City practitioners' had lunch at the Guildhall on Wednesday to hear the official results of the 31st Thomson Extel research Survey, which reflects the views of 1,037 buy-side firms, 151 brokerage firms and 298 of Europe's largest quoted companies. UBS once again took the lead award, the main 'City Oscar', with Merrill Lynch coming in second. The Key results are detailed below. 2003 results in brackets.

Leading Pan-European Brokerage Firm for Equity and Equity-linked Research -

1(1) UBS

2(4) Merrill Lynch

3(3) Deutsche Bank

Leading Pan-European Fund Manager -

1(1) Fidelity

2(2) Capital International

3(5) Schroders

Leading Pan-European Individual Equity Analyst -

1(3) Thomas Brodin - Smith Barney Citigroup

2(1) Gerry Gallagher - Deutsche bank

3(19) Per Lindberg - DrKW

Leading Pan-European Sector Team -

1(3) Utilities Team - Smith Barney Citigroup

2(9) Media Team - UBS

3(3) Banks Team - Morgan Stanley

Leading Rising Star Analyst -

1. David Jessop - UBS

2. Paul Roger - ABN Amro

3. Alessandro Santoni - Goldman Sachs

Leading Pan-European Specialist Sales Person -

1(14) Shane McKenna - Goldman Sachs

2(-) Hugo Anaya - ING Financial Markets

3(1) Mark Purdy - Deutsche Bank

Leading Pan-European Brokerage Firm for Equity Trading & Execution -

1(1) UBS

2(2) Morgan Stanley

3(5) Smith Barney Citigroup

Separate results were again collated for hedge funds. Based on these results only, UBS emerges as the winner of the lead award, with Deutsche second.

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