NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - For a second year running, Morgan Stanley claims top honors on the All-Asia Research Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the region's most highly regarded sell-side analysts. The firm earns a place in 34 of the survey's 35 sectors, missing out only on coverage of the Philippines -- also for a second year in a row.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with 30 spots, returns at No. 2. Credit Suisse repeats in third place with 29 positions, while UBS holds steady at No. 4, with 28. Citi rises one rung, to fifth place, but that modest advance belies strong gains in the firm's team-position total, which surges from 18 to 24.

The 2016 All-Asia Research Team reflects the opinions of 3,760 investment professionals at 1,100 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $1.68 trillion in Asia ex-Japan equities.

Twelve firms are represented in this year's results, including two that didn't appear last year: Goldman Sachs (Asia) and HSBC.

A total of 218 individuals are cited on this year's team, which is limited to the top three analysts or squads in each sector, plus runners-up where applicable. Among the highlights of this year's results:

  • Pierre Lau guides Citi to a tenth straight victory in Power, the longest winning streak among currently ranked crews.

  • Morgan Stanley extends its dominance in Health Care & Pharmaceuticals to an eighth year despite a change in team leadership. Shengji (Sean) Wu replaces Bin Li.

  • For a second straight year, Morgan Stanley's Jasmine Lu is the only solo leader to oversee two top-ranked teams. Her squads are No. 1 for coverage of Taiwan (for a third year running) and in Technology/Hardware.

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