TIM Group Announces Top Performing Brokerage Firms and Salespeople in Europe and North America

TIM Ideas Top Performer Awards

LONDON--()--TIM Group has announced the European and North American results of the TIM Ideas Top Performer Awards 2015, identifying the best institutional equity salespeople and their brokerage firms, in the two regions, based on performance during 2014.

  • Top bulge bracket brokerage in Europe: UBS Investment Bank
  • Top bulge bracket in North America: Morgan Stanley & Co
  • Top mid-size and boutique firm in Europe: KBC Securities
  • Top mid-size and boutique firm in North America: RBC Capital
  • Top salesperson in Europe: Ana Maria Spratley, BPI
  • Top salesperson in North America: Jim Zavoral, Craig-Hallum

The TIM Ideas Top Performer Awards, are now in their fourth year and are the only quantitative rankings of equity salespeople. The awards recognise consistent outperformance and are based on the alpha, or outperformance versus relative indexes, of stock trading ideas authored by equity salespeople and sent to their buy-side clients.

Trade ideas are specific, actionable recommendations, typically based on in-house sell-side research combined with an understanding of market dynamics and timing by the salesperson.

The top three European bulge bracket brokerages with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Company
1 UBS Investment Bank
2 J.P. Morgan
3 Barclays

The top three North America bulge bracket brokerages with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Company
1 Morgan Stanley & Co
2 Credit Suisse
3 UBS Investment Bank

The top ten European mid-size and boutique brokerages with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Company
1 KBC Securities
2 Equinet
3 DnB Markets
4 Rabobank
5 Carnegie
6 SEB Enskilda
7 ING
8 Sanford C. Bernstein
9 Jefferies
10 Main First Bank AG

The top ten North American mid-size and boutique brokerages with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Company
1 RBC Capital
2 Dougherty & Co
3 Stifel Nicolaus
4 BMO Capital Markets
5 Wells Fargo Securities
6 CLSA
7 Northcoast Research
8 ITG
9 Drexel Hamilton
10 Craig-Hallum

The top ten salespeople in Europe with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Author   Company
1 Ana Maria Spratley BPI
2 Sebastien Fuki KBC Securities
3 Tim Schuldt Equinet
4 Andrea Bottaro Intermonte Securities
5 Sascha Berresch Hauck & Aufhauser
6 Konrad Lieder Equinet
7 Morten Halle DnB Markets
8 Bram Fiselier ABN Amro
9 Murray Jacobson Agency Partners LLP
10 Jonathan Jenssen DnB Markets

The top ten salespeople in North America with the best overall idea performance

Rank   Author   Company
1 Jim Zavoral Craig-Hallum
2 Simen Lunder RS Platou Markets
3 David Donnelly RBC Capital
4 Bryce Mueller UBS Investment Bank
5 Steven Gracyalny RBC Capital
6 Christopher Jebsen Pareto Securities
7 Matt Sheehan Scotia Capital
8 Robyn Doritty GMP Securities
9 Brian Wein UBS Investment Bank
10 John Proven UBS Investment Bank

The top performing European brokerages in each of ten sector specialties

Sector   Company
Basic Materials Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Consumer Cyclicals Barclays Capital
Consumer Non-Cyclicals KBC Securities
Energy DnB Markets
Financials Barclays
Healthcare Barclays
Industrials Barclays
Technology Barclays
Telecommunications Credit Suisse
Utilities UBS Investment Bank

The top performing North American brokerages in each of ten sector specialties

Sector   Company
Basic Materials Credit Suisse
Consumer Cyclicals Morgan Stanley & Co
Consumer Non-Cyclicals BMO Capital Markets
Energy Barclays
Financials Barclays
Healthcare Credit Suisse
Industrials Craig-Hallum
Technology Dougherty & Co
Telecommunications Dougherty & Co
Utilities Scotia Capital Inc

See results for all regions on our website: www.timgroup.com/top-performers/top-performer-awards-2015

Methodology

The 2015 Top Performer Awards are based on an analysis of the alpha generating performance of over a million long and short equity trading ideas sent to clients during 2014 via the TIM Ideas Equities platform.

Performance is measured by the average relative return, per idea, from the time it was initiated to the time it was closed, versus the performance of the relevant regional or sector benchmarks, during that same period.

About TIM Group

TIM Group (www.timgroup.com) is a private limited company focused on developing technology for the finance sector. Our core products are software applications that enable institutional brokers to gain rewards for generating alpha via trade ideas whilst helping investment managers to achieve market-beating returns.

Our alpha capture platform enables brokers to gain fair compensation for their trade ideas by distributing them to clients in a structured, efficient and transparent format.

Our decision support software provides investors with trade ideas, key analytics and a predictive signal for stock price change, helping them to achieve market-beating returns.

Contacts

TIM Group
Natalie Large
Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 20 7826 4308
natalie.large@timgroup.com