Credit Suisse Reigns Supreme in Latam Sales
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Credit Suisse Reigns Supreme in Latam Sales

Interview With Marco Illy Head Of Investment Banking For Switzerland At Credit Suisse AG
A sign sits above the entrance to Credit Suisse Group AG's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Swiss stocks declined, with the benchmark gauge moving lower for the third time this week, led by losses in Transocean Ltd. and Credit Suisse Group AG. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg | Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Last year's top-ranked firm, Itaú BBA, tumbles while Credit Suisse rises to the top of the Latin America Sales Team.

Credit Suisse rockets from fourth place to capture the pole position on Institutional Investor’s second annual Latin America Sales Team. BTG Pactual leaps from No. 5 to No. 2, while J.P. Morgan jumps from seventh to third. Rounding out the top five are Morgan Stanley, dropping from second place last year, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, down from No. 3. Last year’s top-ranked firm, Itaú BBA, tumbles all the way to sixth place.

II asked participants in the broader Latin America Research Teamsurvey to tell us which firms have the best sales teams serving clients that invest in the region and to rank the brokerages they use on the quality of trading services offered. Responses to the latter question were tabulated to produce our first Latin America Trading Team.

Our question about top sales teams generated responses from more than 600 buy-side analysts and money managers at some 340 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $355.5 billion in Latin American equities. Roughly 76 percent of the people who cast votes in the research team survey, representing 86 percent of the participating buy-side institutions, weighed in with their opinions.

To view the full list of winning firms, click on the Leaders link located in the navigation table on the right.

For information about how we compiled this ranking, click on Methodology.

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