NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Last year's rebound in Europe's equity markets seemed to come as swiftly and suddenly as their collapse in the fall of 2008, spurring a demand for research as investors sought to discover if the rally was sustainable and which sectors and industries offered the greatest potential for profit.

Money managers say no firm did a better job of keeping them informed in a year of market extremes than UBS, which for a ninth year running leads the All-Europe Research Team, Institutional Investor's 25th annual ranking of the region's most highly regarded equity analysts.

The Swiss bank captures 28 total team positions, six more than the three firms that tie for second place: Credit Suisse, which jumps from fifth place last year; J.P. Morgan, which rises from fourth; and Nomura International, which catapults from eighth place.

Rounding out the top five is BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, with 21 team positions; the firm was ranked second last year.

Results are based on responses from more than 1,100 portfolio managers and investment officers at some 500 institutions managing an estimated $5.4 trillion in European equities.

The complete list of winning firms and analysts can be found on our web site,

For more information about this ranking, please contact Alyssa Walker at or (212) 224-3677.

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