July 2, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Asia

UBS recognized as the top brokerage firm; Matt Evans, of CLSA and Sunny Kwok of Guotai Junan Securities take top individual awards

Hong Kong – Thomson Reuters today announced the winners of the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for Asia. This is the eleventh year that StarMine has presented its awards to the top stock analysts and brokerage firms in Asia.

StarMine, a leading provider of objective ratings of sell-side securities analysts, measures the performance of analysts based on the industry excess returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2015 awards recognise the sell-side analysts who have shown outstanding performance either as stock pickers based on the calendar year of 2014, and/or earnings estimators on the fiscal period that reported between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters added: “The environment remained as interesting as ever. Market forces played a dominant influence on the direction and volatility of markets, making the analysts’ job as difficult as ever. Analysts had to be more relevant, as the needs of their clients became more complex and changing. By getting closer to clients and understanding what they really needed, analysts were able to offer something more bespoke and seamlessly deliver it. Winning analysts were those who were not afraid to make a sell recommendation, and issued estimates that were more timely and accurate than their peers. Congratulations to all of this year’s ranked analysts”.

Analysts are awarded prizes in three main categories: stock recommendation performance relative to specific industry benchmarks (“Stock Pickers”), accuracy in forecasting earnings as compared with peers (“Earnings Estimators”) and brokerage firms whose analysts win the most awards (“Most Award-Winning Brokers”).

The winners of the Thomson Reuters StarMine Analysts Awards 2015 Asia are:

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank Broker
2 China International Capital Corporation


Overall Stock Picker

Rank  Analyst  Broker
1 Matt Evans CLSA


Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank  Analyst  Broker
1 Sunny Kwok Guotai Junan Securities


Please click here for the complete winners’ list, including industry sector winners, and the awards methodology.

About The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards
Thomson Reuters StarMine is globally recognized as the gold standard in objective measurement of sell-side analyst performance. The awards recognize the world's top individual sell-side analysts and firms, and they can also be used by buy-side firms to identify the leading analysts at sell-side firms. The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy and sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks; and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 16 regions across the globe. For the past 14 years, Thomson Reuters StarMine has partnered with some of the world’s most respected financial news outlets to publish the names of the winning analysts to give them the exposure and recognition they deserve. We also utilise internal press releases that are distributed to external business and financial desks. For more information on StarMine, click here.

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