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May 14, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – Germany

Warburg Research recognized as the top brokerage firm; Bianca Riemer, of Morgan Stanley and Stefan Maichl, of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, take top individual awards

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

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 sell-side research 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; as well as offering something more bespoke by getting closer to them, and understanding what they really needed and seamlessly delivering 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 Germany are:

 

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank

Broker

1

Warburg Research

2

Commerzbank Corporates & Markets

3

DZ Bank

 

Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Bianca Riemer

Morgan Stanley

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Stefan Maichl

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

 

Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Automobiles

Daniel Schwarz

Commerzbank Corporates & Markets

1

Chemicals

Oliver Schwarz

Warburg Research

1

Consumer Goods & Services

Thomas Maul

DZ Bank

1

Diversified Industrials

Alexander Hauenstein

MainFirst Bank

1

Financial Services

Thomas Neuhold

Kepler Cheuvreux

1

Health Care

Konrad Lieder

equinet Bank (ESN Partnership)

1

Insurance

Thorsten Wenzel

DZ Bank

1

IT Equipment

Malte Schaumann

Warburg Research

1

Software & IT Services

Andreas Wolf

Warburg Research

1

Telecommunication Services

Sascha Berresch

Hauck & Aufhäuser Research

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Automobiles

Marc-René Tonn

Warburg Research

1

Chemicals

Lars Hettche

Metzler Capital Markets

1

Consumer Goods & Services

Volker Bosse

Baader Helvea Equity Research

1

Diversified Industrials

Stephan Boehm

Commerzbank Corporates & Markets

1

Financial Services

Bianca Riemer

Morgan Stanley

1

Health Care

Sven Kürten

DZ Bank

1

Insurance

Thorsten Wenzel

DZ Bank

1

IT Equipment

Günther Hollfelder

Baader Helvea Equity Research

1

Software & IT Services

Lars Dannenberg

Hauck & Aufhäuser Research

1

Telecommunication Services

Ulrich Trabert

Metzler Capital Markets

 

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.

About Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters
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