Extel Survey is the world's largest study of its kind. This year, 14,000 institutional investors from 89 countries cast a total of more than 1.76 million votes, selecting the best research firms in various categories. In addition to the good overall rankings as a research house, MainFirst Bank AG also achieved top rankings in the Small & Mid Caps Research segment. In this category, the company achieved third place in Germany and first place in Switzerland. For the first time, MainFirst was also ranked first as the leading brokerage house for research/sales trading in Germany, second in Switzerland and fifth in France.
"The repeated top ratings in the Extel survey confirm our commitment to quality in equity research. Under MIFID2, quality becomes a unique selling point and here we excel with our experienced and well-connected analysts. With the acquisition of Raymond James' European institutional stock business, the number of our analysts and covered shares has once again increased significantly," says Ebrahim Attarzadeh, CEO of MainFirst Bank AG.
Of the 51 stock analysts at MainFirst, 30 are currently analyzing German stocks, among others. "We will consistently pursue our strategy and invest in the business. While we currently cover a total of 350 shares, by the end of the year we want that number to rise to more than 450, with a focus on small and medium-sized companies, and thus also be a partner in the capital market business in addition to our excellent research. The German and Swiss markets play a major role in our strategy, both traditionally and tactically," Attarzadeh continued.
MainFirst Bank AG results in the Extel Survey 2019:
1st place – Germany: Country Research
1st place – Germany Leading Brokerage Firm
1st place – Germany: Equity Sales
3rd place – Germany: Company & Expert Meetings
3rd place – Germany: Small & Mid Caps Research
3rd place – Germany: Small & Mid Caps Sales
3rd place – Germany: Trading/Execution
1st place – Switzerland: Small & Mid Caps Research
2nd place – Switzerland Leading Brokerage Firm
2nd place – Switzerland: Country Research
2nd place – Switzerland: Equity Sales
2nd place – Switzerland: Small & Mid Caps Sales
5th place – France: Leading Brokerage Firm