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TIM Announces Winners of Top Performer Awards 2017 – Japan

26th October 2017
  • Goldman Sachs leads trade idea performance in Japan, coming top for bulge brackets.
  • Tokai Tokyo Securities came top of the mid-tier and boutiques category.
  • Hiroyuki Mori at Credit Suisse and David Turry at SMBC Nikko were the top ranked salespeople in the bulge bracket and mid-tier and boutiques, respectively, out of 98 eligible idea contributors.

Hong Kong, 26 October 2017 – TIM, operator of the leading global trade ideas network and alpha capture platform, has announced the 2017 Japan results of its annual Top Performer Awards, with Goldman Sachs leading the bulge-bracket firms.

As well as the bulge bracket, the awards also recognise the leading mid-tier and boutique firms, with Tokai Tokyo Securities coming out on top, followed by SMBC Nikko and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in second and third place respectively. Individual sell-side contributors are also recognised in the awards.

TIM Group’s Top Performer Awards, now in their sixth year, are a unique global ranking of equity salespeople and their firms. They recognise and quantify top performing firms and individuals – those whose trade ideas have consistently outperformed relevant indexes over the last year. The rankings quantify the value of more than 1.4 million long and short equity trading ideas sent to clients through the TIM platform.

“Our Top Performer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate excellence within the TIM network.  We recognise our sell-side contributors’ best performance, whilst reminding the industry of the inherent value of data that comes from our network of trade ideas,” comments Rich Koppel, CEO, TIM. “Congratulations to all of our 2017 awards winners across Japan.”

The Top Performer results are based on TIM Group’s analysis of more than 1.4 million equity recommendations that were distributed through its trade ideas platform to hedge funds and traditional investment management firms in 2016. 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.

A full list of winners, performance figures, and methodology, including the Europe, North America, Asia (ex) and Australia and New Zealand regional Top Performer Awards results, can be found on TIM’s website:

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