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Morgan Stanley Tops Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Rankings for Fifth Consecutive Year

Jul 16, 2019

HongKong —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that the Firm was voted number one in Institutional Investor magazine’s All-Asia Research Team annual rankings; the first company to achieve the top position for five consecutive years since 2006. This year, we shared the number one place with Citi. 

For 2019, Morgan Stanley ranked top-three in all available 34 categories, with 15 teams ranked #1, 18 teams ranked #2, and one team on #3, achieving the highest number of top-three team rankings by one broker in the 26-year history of the All-Asia Research survey. The poll covers Asia ex-Japan.

The Institutional Investor 2019 All-Asia Research Team Rankings reflect the opinions of 5,300 investment professionals at more than 1,300 institutions. 

“This is tremendous recognition of our team’s commitment to delivering actionable, thought-provoking insights and ideas, and we thank our clients for their support,” said William Greene, Managing Director and Head of Asia Research for Morgan Stanley. “With our primary aim to help clients generate alpha, we remain focused on driving thought leadership and shaping the investment debate, including our coverage of disruptive technology trends. As a global Research house, we stress collaboration across regions, sectors, and asset classes, which has been particularly important over the past year.”

Morgan Stanley Research’s range of industry-leading products – Blue Papers, Foundations, Insights, Ideas, and Updates – provides clients with differentiated content from deep-dive, long shelf-life pieces to shorter, more actionable reports. 

According to the Institutional Investor survey, Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Research performed strongly across a market, sector, and macro/strategy basis. Morgan Stanley ranked #1 in Economics and Equity Strategy and #2 in Quantitative Research. Among all 12 markets, Morgan Stanley ranked #1 in seven, including Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand; and #2 in the five others, including Australia/New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, and India. By sector, Morgan Stanley ranked #1 in Autos & Auto Parts, Banks, Basic Materials, Gaming/Lodging, Technology/Semiconductors, and Telecommunications; and ranked #2 in Consumer, Health Care, Industrials, Internet, Oil &Gas, Power, Property, Small-Midcap Stocks, Technology/Hardware, Technology/IT Service, and Transportation. 

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide, including corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

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