June 10, 2013
Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2013: UK Small & Mid-Cap Results
LONDON - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the results of its UK Small & Mid-Cap Survey as voted for in the milestone 40th Thomson Reuters Extel Survey. The report highlights the key opinions and trends in the market for UK-listed companies with a market capitalisation below $1 billion.
The Thomson Reuters Extel Survey on UK Small & Mid-Caps provides rankings of stockbrokers across sales, trading and research for 17 industry sectors. Numis Securities was voted the leading brokerage firm for UK Small & Mid-Caps for the first time in four years, in an extremely close-run race with Peel Hunt, placed second; and Investec Securities, who ranked third overall.
Voting for the UK Small & Mid-Caps survey was conducted primarily online and ran from 26 March to 3 May 2013. It reflects the contribution of over 420 buy-side firms, representing nearly 95% of the total assets under management held in UK Small & Mid-Cap equities. All data, votes received and methodology applied, were independently checked and verified by Deloitte.
“Feedback from investors makes it clear, that despite the challenging environment for UK equities, they place real value on strong market insights, good company contacts and knowledge, and firms with a true commitment to stock coverage in this sector,” commented Steve Kelly, managing director of Extel at Thomson Reuters.
To view the headline results visit www.extelsurveys.com (after 3.30pm BST today).
About Thomson Reuters Extel
Thomson Reuters Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the investment community throughout Europe and Asia, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. Extel Europe is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 15,000 participants from 74 countries casting more than 670,000 individual votes. All rankings in Extel are based purely on weighted votes from the investment community. The scope and branding of Extel is widely recognized by brokerage firms, asset managers and corporates alike.
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