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May 12, 2015

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards – United Kingdom and Ireland

Liberum recognized as the top brokerage firm; Eoin Lambe, of Liberum and James Edwardes Jones, of RBC Capital Markets take top individual awards

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

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.

“Fund managers are under increasing pressure to deliver returns to their investors and brokers need to demonstrate their value. This award is proof that hard work, industry expertise and in depth company analysis at Liberum generates alpha for our clients and is all part of our focus on delivering an excellent service”, said Joe Brent, Head of Research at Liberum.

Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters, added, “Market conditions continued to be challenging as competition among sell-side firms remained fierce, making the analysts’ job as hard as ever. Analysts had to be more relevant, as the needs of their clients became more complex and ever-changing.  As well as offering something more bespoke, analysts had to get closer to clients, to understand what was really needed and then 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 Analyst Awards 2015 United Kingdom & Ireland are:

Most Award-Winning Brokers

Rank

Broker

1

Liberum

2

Numis Securities

3

RBC Capital Markets

 

Overall Stock Picker

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

Eoin Lambe

Liberum

 

Overall Earnings Estimator

Rank

Analyst

Broker

1

James Edwardes Jones

RBC Capital Markets

 

Industry Stock Pickers

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Banks & Financial Services

Philip Middleton

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

1

Construction

Eshan Toorabally

Goldman Sachs

1

Consumer & Business Services

David Brockton

Liberum

1

Energy

David Farrell

Macquarie Research

1

Equipment & Machinery

Christopher Thomas

Arden Partners

1

Food & Household Products

Alan Erskine

UBS

1

Health Care

Nicholas Keher

Investec Securities

1

Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

Wyn Ellis

Numis Securities

1

Insurance

Matthew Preston

Berenberg

1

Media

Johnathan Barrett

N+1 Singer

1

Metals & Mining

Kieron Hodgson

Charles Stanley Securities

1

Real Estate

John Cahill

Oriel Securities

1

Retail

Warwick Okines

Deutsche Bank

1

Technology Equipment & Services

Eoin Lambe

Liberum

1

Telecommunication Services

Maurice Patrick

Barclays

1

Transportation

Alexia Dogani

Goldman Sachs

1

Utilities

James Brand

Deutsche Bank

 

Industry Earnings Estimators:

Rank

Industry

Analyst

Broker

1

Banks & Financial Services

Chris Manners

Morgan Stanley

1

Construction

Gregor Kuglitsch

UBS

1

Consumer & Business Services

Ed Steele

Citi Investment Research & Analysis

1

Energy

Theepan Jothilingam

Nomura

1

Equipment & Machinery

David Perry

J.P. Morgan Cazenove

1

Food & Household Products

James Edwardes Jones

RBC Capital Markets

1

Health Care

David Amsellem

Piper Jaffray

1

Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

Tim Ramskill

Credit Suisse

1

Insurance

Andrew Sinclair

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

1

Media

Simon Baker

SG Securities

1

Metals & Mining

Menno Sanderse

Morgan Stanley

1

Real Estate

Julian Livingston-Booth

Goldman Sachs

1

Retail

Andrew Wade

Numis Securities

1

Technology Equipment & Services

Eoin Lambe

Liberum

1

Telecommunication Services

Jerry Dellis

Jefferies International Limited

1

Transportation

Anand Date

Deutsche Bank

1

Utilities

John Musk

RBC 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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