Day one: fixed income research poll

Our annual poll sees some major changes at the top.

Now in its sixth year, our fixed income research poll received its best ever response this year. We received 276 votes (up from 117 last year), representing around 250 institutions. These included asset managers, banks, and those making fixed income allocation decisions at private banks.

On day one, we reveal the results for Asia's best macroeconomic research, and investment grade research. Tomorrow we will reveal the best analysts and best bank research, as well as who is the best at high yield and distressed research. On Thursday we will publish the winner of the sovereign credit research category and who is best on fixed income credit strategy. On Thursday we will also reveal the overall winner of this year's poll.

As can be seen from the below tables, Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) and HSBC jointly share the honours in regional macroeconomic research; while UBS Warburg has the honours in investment grade research, with HSBC taking second place.

Asian Research table 1

Asian Research table 3

The full results will appear in the November 15 issue of FinanceAsia magazine. Institutions were allowed to vote for more than one house.