Institutional Investor Magazine

Institutional Investor Magazine Names UBS Leader in 2005 Rankings of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa Research Teams

New York (ots/PRNewswire) - For the second consecutive year, UBS is the top-ranked provider of EMEA research, according to the annual Institutional Investor magazine survey of investors to determine the best sell-side equity research coverage for the Emerging European, Middle Eastern and African markets. UBS, the Swiss banking giant, captures the No. 1 spot based largely on strengths such as a balance sheet healthy enough to fund long-term investment and a strategic incentive to beat American rivals in its own backyard. Deutsche Bank takes second in the 2005 Emerging EMEA Research Team, with ING Financial Markets and U.S. interloper Merrill Lynch tying for third. The leading firms in II's 2005 Emerging EMEA Research Team, ranked by the number of team positions they win, are: RANK 2005 2004 FIRM 1 1 UBS 2 4 Deutsche Bank 3 2 ING Financial Markets 3 3 Merrill Lynch 5 5 Renaissance Capital 6 7 CA IB International Markets 6 5 Smith Barney Citigroup 8 7 HSBC Bank 8 10 J.P. Morgan 10 - Credit Suisse First Boston The ranking was compiled by II under the direction of Director of Research Operations Group Sathya Rajavelu, Assistant Managing Editor for Research Lewis Knox and Senior Editor Jane B. Kenney, with Senior Associate Editor Tucker Ewing. Contributing Editor Ben Mattlin and Contributors Pam Baker, Eric Baum, Suzanne Lorge, Scott Martin, Paul Sweeney and Victoria Zunitch wrote the sector reports. For a more in-depth look at this research team, please visit our Web site, http://www.institutionalinvestor.com. There you will find, among other data, the weighted rankings of research firms, investors' ranking of the importance of various attributes of research service, a statement of our methodology and a complete index of ranked analysts and firms. Results of Institutional Investor's other research teams are also available on the site. Web site: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com ots Originaltext: Institutional Investor Magazine Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Kim Lemmonds, +1-212-224-3650, for Institutional Investor Magazine

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