Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) continues to strengthen its position in Institutional Investor’s (II) 2021 UK Small & Mid-Cap Survey (UK SMID), by moving up to second place (2020: 3rd) in this year’s UK SMID top broker rankings. II’s broker ranking accolade is the result of an aggregate of all 18 Research categories, plus the Sales, Trading, Corporate Access and Corporate Broking categories.
For the UK SMID Research ranking, the bank has also risen to 2nd position and achieved # 1 research rankings in seven sectors, with a top 3 ranking in nine sectors overall.
Investec strengthened its 2nd position in the UK SMID Sales ranking with three Sales professionals ranked in the top 3, in addition to ranking third for Corporate Broking and Corporate Access.
Clive Murray, Head of Equities at Investec, commented:
“Climbing the rankings again is a strong endorsement of our business momentum and the quality of product and service that we continue to deliver to our institutional and corporate clients across the UK equity market. We are very proud of our team, and will continue to invest across our platforms and in our people as we strive to establish the franchise as the leading full-service offering in UK-SMID. Many thanks to clients who voted for us and continue to recognise Investec as a leading player.”
This year, the II UK SMID survey attracted votes from 331 asset management firms, a rise of 128 firms from 2020. II’s 47th annual ranking of European brokers is the only independent survey of research in the UK SMID market, therefore providing the benchmark for the quality of research being provided by the larger mid-market banks, including Investec, which have pulled away from the rest of the SMID focused banks.
Harold Hutchinson, Head of Equity Research at Investec, commented:
“Increasing our ranking to number two in Research is great recognition of our innovative research ideas and our investment in new SMID products and sectors. Our new ESG and small-cap specific research offerings, launched earlier this year, are already adding to our differentiated coverage of these markets, and we continue to build: we expect to add research coverage of at least 50 more UK companies in the coming six months, as we approach our target of 500 UK SMID stocks.”