CLSA scoops more than 120 top awards in Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2016

Hong Kong


Hong Kong – Thursday 15 December, 2016:  CLSA Limited (CLSA), Asia’s leading and longest-running brokerage and investment group has been voted No.1 in more than 120 categories across all countries and sectors, according to the 27th annual Asiamoney Brokers Poll, a survey of 6,000+ investors from 2,800 different institutions.

CLSA moved up one notch this year and was ranked No.2 in the Overall Combined Regional Research & Sales for Asia (ex-Australia & Japan); a testament to CLSA’s strength in providing clients unrivalled equity research and economic analysis through its highest quality sales services.

Recognised by fund managers globally for its differentiated, un-conflicted research, CLSA continues to be ranked the Most Independent Research Brokerage in Asia (ex-Australia & Japan) for the 11th consecutive year. On the regional front, CLSA was voted within the top-three Best Regional Research Team in Asia (ex Japan) in 18 different categories/sectors, along with being ranked within the top-three for Best Overall Country Research in 10 out of the 12 markets.

CLSA’s client-centric strategy and best-in-class trading and execution capabilities saw it regain the Best Overall Regional Sales and Best Regional Brokerage for Execution titles for the first time since 2013. Investors voted 10 CLSA’s Salespersons and almost half a dozen CLSA’s Sales Traders the No.1 in the region and various markets surveyed.

In Australia and Japan, CLSA was ranked No.3 in both locations for the Overall Combined Research & Sales title.

Overall, CLSA secured more than 120, No.1 positions in research, sales and trading & execution which include, but are not limited to:

 No.1 Best Regional Analyst (Asia ex Japan)

  • Strategist: Christopher Wood
  • Economist: Eric Fishwick
  • Quantitative/Technical Analyst: Laurence Balanco
  • Software & Internet Services Analyst: Elinor Leung
  • Technology Hardware & Equipment Analyst: Nicolas Baratte

No. 1 Best Regional Research Team (Asia ex Japan)

  • Strategy
  • Quantitative/Technical Analysis

No.1 Best Overall Country Research

  • Indonesia, The Philippines and Thailand

No.1 Most Independent Research Brokerage

  • Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, The Philippines and Thailand

No.1 Best Salesperson (by Country)

  • Regional: Tommy Tang
  • Australia: Bryan Howitt
  • China (A&B shares): Tommy Tang
  • China (H-shares, Red chips, P-chips): Tommy Tang
  • Hong Kong: Tommy Tang
  • India: Sujay Kamath
  • Indonesia: Tim Huang
  • The Philippines: Alex Dauz
  • Thailand: Munmun Taveeratanasilp

No.1 Best Sales Trader (by Country)

  • India: Kshitij Shah
  • Indonesia: Adnan Tan
  • Malaysia: Hazel Yap
  • The Philippines: Ruby Lao
  • Thailand: George Chanthongkaew

No.1 Best Overall Sales Services (by Country)

  • India, Indonesia, The Philippines and Thailand

No.1 Best in Sales Trading (by Country)

  • India, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand

No.1 Best Execution (by Country)

  • India, Indonesia, The Philippines and Thailand

About the Asiamoney Brokers Poll

To read more about the poll results please visit the GlobalCapital / Asiamoney website.

 About CLSA Limited

CLSA is Asia’s leading and longest running brokerage and investment group. The company provides equity broking, corporate finance & capital markets and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients.

Renowned for service excellence, product innovation and award-winning market intelligence CLSA has provided independent equity research, sales and trading since 1986. CLSA is the largest agency-only brokerage in Asia and with exchange membership in every developed market in the region, plus Australia and the Americas, CLSA provides best execution across a range of products and services.

The group’s corporate finance and capital markets team leads equity public offerings (primary and secondary), debt issuances and M&A advisory.  Direct investment is offered through diversified, alternative investment vehicles by CLSA Capital Partners.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s 1,500 dedicated professionals operate from 25 cities across Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe. CLSA’s parent company CITIC Securities is China’s leading investment bank.

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 Media Contacts


Simone Wheeler

Global Head, Group Communications, CLSA Limited

+852 2600 8196


  Mandy Ho

Senior Communications Manager CLSA Limited

+852 2600 8193