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2021 Global Fixed-Income Research

Results Live: 30 November 2021

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2022 All-America Executive Team

Results Live: 16 November 2021

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2021 All-Canada Research

Results Live: 28 October 2021

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Independent Data-driven Insights

For over 50 years, Institutional Investor has been conducting independent research surveys with global investment professionals who evaluate and determine the best performing sell side research providers and CEOs, CFOs, IROs and IR Programs across Europe, Emerging EMEA, Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America. The research data independently captures evaluations of companies, brokers and executives from investment managers, broker firms and corporate issuers, to deliver detailed peer-to-peer comparative analyses every year; the feedback helps inform strategic decision making and improve resource and process management.

II Research Mission: To be the leading provider of independent performance validation and a source of qualitative market intelligence for Corporates and Investment Professionals globally.

Research surveys are an independent platform for investment professionals to select the best-in-class of top sell-side research and provide valuable qualitative feedback on the provision, acquisition and consumption of research advisory services. The buy side’s assessment helps the sell side to optimise their service in a competitive market, manage their resources and ensure that they focus their efforts on the most profitable market segment.

Executive Team surveys are an independent platform for investment and sell-side professionals to evaluate credibility, communication, financial stewardship and capital allocation of corporate leadership, as well as IR effectiveness across multiple activities. The results from the survey, an in-depth perception and benchmark analysis (II Insights), capture the sentiment and trust level of stakeholders in their equity assets.

In March 2018, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc acquired Extel, integrating the company into the II Research business, which is internationally recognised for its Sell-side and Corporate performance research and rankings. The acquisition combines best practices across both products and further strengthens the value proposition we continually strive to produce for our clients. Collectively, our mission is to be the first-choice and independent validation source of qualitative market intelligence for Equities, Fixed Income and Corporate Executive Team performance globally.

In 2020, we combined the Extel Survey (traditionally polled in March/April) with the Institutional Investor Europe Survey (traditionally polled in September), to a unified survey.

Please contact us for past results and how to participate in future surveys.

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Once you have selected the product and region of interest, you have the option to subscribe to or purchase the full research and analysis.

Subscription - Top Line Results

As a subscriber, you have access to the Top Ranked or Top Line results of Institutional Investor's research and rankings, including analyst details, as well as premium research and journalism.

  • Research and rankings data includes sell-side research, trading and sales from across equities and fixed income, allowing a user to search by firm, category, sector and rank for the leading research analysts or best executive teams.
  • Historical data - going back 15 years - on financial and corporate leaders by region, sector, market cap size, and more.
  • Investment trends and exclusive research insights from the global investment community.
  • Interviews with leading financial investment professionals to gain an in-depth understanding of the tactics and strategies employed by key performers.
  • In-depth Editorial coverage of topical themes impacting the global economy and institutional asset management.

II Insights Dashboard - In-depth Perception Analysis

II Research provides impactful consulting services with a deeper dive into the full data set, providing access to the voter universe, competitor analysis as well as peer group benchmarking.

Our latest product, the II Insights Dashboard, delivers a unique, customised access to thousands of data points from across our proprietary research portfolio. Easy to navigate, the platform is a strategic decision-making tool allowing clients to identify opportunities and mitigate risk by regularly monitoring their relative market perception and performing a capability gap analysis. The analysis is based on actionable and comparative data analytics across global markets.

The independent nature of the data, delivering authentic and relevant competitor insights, provides a unique perspective on market position and allows every analyst or IR team to understand their value against a peer group. The granular data will position clients competitively, informing better strategic decisions and enabling more effective resource allocation.


Jessica Giambo, Head of Operations:

II acquired Extel in 2018. For any Extel-related enquiries please contact:

Kristina Djagileva, Sales Support Executive:

Mariola Mandla, Corporate Project Manager:, +44 20 7779 8815

For voting-related enquires please contact: 

Tucker Ewing, Senior Project Manager:, +121 222 3643

Dynah Kent, Head of Engagement:, +212 224 3107