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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Is No. 1 in Emerging EMEA Research, Institutional Investor Survey Finds

Deutsche Bank Claims Second Place, Morgan Stanley Climbs to Third in Annual Ranking

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- No brokerage provides better coverage of emerging Europe, the Middle East & Africa than Bank of America Merrill Lynch, according to an Institutional Investor survey of money managers that invest in the region.

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BofA Merrill analysts earn a spot in 20 of the survey's 21 sectors -- missing out only in Utilities -- and fully three quarters of its teams are ranked No. 1 in their respective categories.

Deutsche Bank is No. 2 on the 2014 Emerging EMEA Research Team, capturing 15 total and four first-place positions. Morgan Stanley claims third place, with 11 total and two No. 1 spots.

These are the only three firms with analysts considered the best in their particular coverage universes.

Two banks, J.P. Morgan and VTB Capital, share fourth place, with 10 positions apiece.

A total of 16 firms make the roster, including two that didn't appear last year: Barclays and Standard Bank Group Securities.

Survey results reflect the opinions of more than 500 analysts and money managers at nearly 340 buy-side institutions that collectively manage an estimated $344 billion in emerging EMEA equities and $155 billion in emerging EMEA debt.

For more information contact Alyssa Walker at [email protected] or (212) 224-3677.

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