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Morgan Stanley leads performance in N. American rankings

11th April 2016

London, 11 April 2016 – TIM Group, operator of the leading global trade ideas network and alpha capture platform, has announced the 2016 results of its annual North American Top Performer Awards, with Morgan Stanley leading the bulge-bracket firms for a second consecutive year.

Now in their fifth year, TIM’s Top Performer Awards are a unique quantitative ranking of equity salespeople and their firms. They recognise top performing firms and individuals – those whose trade ideas consistently outperform relevant indexes. As well as the bulge bracket, the awards also include mid-tier and boutique firms, with Maxim Group coming out on top.

The results are based on TIM Group’s analysis of more than 235,000 equity recommendations that were distributed through its trade ideas platform to hedge funds and traditional investment management firms in 2015. Rankings are based on a number of factors, with an emphasis on consistency – looking at overall performance against total number of ideas – rather than one or two exceptional ideas.

“Publicly celebrating excellence within our network allows us to demonstrate exactly what makes our network valuable: the performance of our sell-side contributors who provide ideas that outperform and drive alpha,” comments Rich Koppel, CEO, TIM Group. “We are delighted to congratulate this year’s North American winners, following the announcement of our European results in February. We also look forward to recognising our top APAC contributors later this year.”

A full list of winners, performance figures, and methodology can be found on TIM Group’s website:

The full results were first published exclusively on Institutional Investor last week.


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