SBG Securities takes the top place in this yearâ€™s Financial Mail-Intellidex Top Analyst rankings for the second year in a row. The locally-based firm, part of the Standard Bank Group, has maintained its lead over international majors. RMB Morgan Stanley, the joint venture between Rand Merchant Bank and US firm Morgan Stanley, maintains its second-placed spot.
Awards were handed out a luncheon held at Times Mediaâ€™s spanking new building in Empire Road on May 24, with comedian Nik Rabinowitz keeping the crowd highly entertained. The full report was published in that weekâ€™s Financial Mail and can found here.
Avior’s Richard Tessendorf and Kevin Mattison took top spot in the media category, which has become important as Naspers has grown into the biggest company on the JSE. Other important sectors including banks and retailers have stayed consistent with last year, with UBSâ€™s Stephan Potgieter top-ranked in banks and Deutsche Bankâ€™s Sean Holmes maintaining his top spot in general retailers. In total, of the 41 research categories, 25 had new top-ranked analysts.
And pointing to a promising future for SAâ€™s, there were strong entries in the Young Analyst of the Year competition that is open to analysts under 30. Peregrine Securitiesâ€™ Emlyn Flint won the award in the non-equities category and BPI Capitalâ€™s Lara Simpson was the best young equities analyst.
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