Exane BNP Paribas ranked first in all headline categories: 2020 All-Europe Research Survey from Institutional Investor

August 12, 2020

12 August 2020, London

Exane BNP Paribas ranked in first place in all headline categories as results of the 2020 All-Europe Research Survey from Institutional Investor (II) announced.

This top performance confirms Exane BNPP’s position as the leading platform in European equities, following three consecutive #1 positions in the previous Extel Survey.

2020 has not been a normal year with lockdown disrupting the voting period and a completely different competitive landscape following the merger of the two major investor surveys (Institutional Investor & Extel). For the first time, every bank was focused on the same survey under a methodology which was primarily based on the previous II approach.

In the main categories, Exane BNP Paribas ranked:

#1 Developed Europe Industry Research (1st weighted by rankings and joint 1st on an unweighted basis)

#1 Developed Europe Research (1st weighted by rankings and joint 1st on an unweighted basis)

#1 Analyst-Based Leader (48 analysts ranked Top3 + RU*)

#1 Specialist Sales (29 positions as Top3 + RU)

#1 Sales Overall

#2 Corporate Access (from investors)

#1 Country Research o.w. #1 for France Overall Country Research

In Industry Research, Exane BNP Paribas ranked in 1st place in 15 of the 30 sectors and in the Top 3 in 24.

Ben Spruntulis, head of cash equities at Exane BNP Paribas commented: “We are delighted that our clients have once again voted Exane BNP Paribas as Europe’s top Equities advisory franchise. With 15 teams ranked #1 in their sector, this underlines the outstanding quality and breadth of our research platform. We’re extremely grateful to our clients for their support and proud to see the hard work and dedication of our exceptional people recognised in our industry’s definitive survey.”

Renaud-Franck Falce, head of capital markets in EMEA at BNP Paribas said: “BNP Paribas has an outstanding Equity franchise that is well known to our Corporate and Institutional clients and we are delighted with the superb recognition of Exane BNP Paribas in today’s Extel Institutional Investor Survey, which highlights such continued strength.”




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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 71 countries, with approximately 199,000 employees, of which more than 151,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

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