UBS's Edwin Chan once again won the best analyst category hands down. This is the second year running that Chan dominates this poll, and three years ago he took second place. It's clear, Chan is the go-to man for fixed-income research in the region.
Citi's Joanna Chua moved from third place last year to second place this year, and a newcomer to the top three is Nomura's Pradeep Mohinani.
The results for the rating agencies are once again quite similar to last year's rankings. The majority of the respondents chose Standard & Poor's as their agency of choice. For example, with regard to influencing decisions on sovereign credits, 55.1% of the respondents this year said S&P affected their decisions (last year 51% held that view). When it came to banks, 49.7% of the investors turn to S&P (last year 46% chose the agency), and for corporate credits 53.6% of investors chose S&P (last year 51% selected the agency). S&P only gave up ground, and just an inch, when it came to structured finance products -- with 48.3% of respondents selecting S&P this year. Last year 49% said S&P was their go-to agency on such issues.