Analyst takes top spot in Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2009

Jun 17, 2009

  • Asif Jeevanjee named Leading Pan-European Fund Management Individual

London, 17 June 2009: J.P. Morgan Asset Management is delighted to announce that Asif Jeevanjee has been named Leading Pan-European Fund Management Individual in the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2009.  Jeevanjee covers the transportation, commercial services and leisure sectors for the firm. This is the third consecutive year that a J.P. Morgan Asset Management analyst has won this award. Overall J.P. Morgan Asset Management had 5 analysts in the top ten buyside individuals with Peter Lawrence taking 3rd place and Simon Poncet, Anne Marden and Biral Devani also ranked in the top ten.

Additionally, J.P. Asset Management was placed second in the Leading Pan-European Fund Management Firm award, thus achieving a top 3 place for the last consecutive three years.

Patrick Vermeulen, Head of Research Driven Process, European Equities at J.P. Morgan Asset Management said, “We are delighted to have once again received this recognition from the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey. As a business, we are constantly reviewing the offering to our clients and aiming to provide the highest quality of products and services in the market place, so it is extremely rewarding to be endorsed in this way.  This recognition underscores our continued commitment to the provision of innovative research to support J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s range of funds.”

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Notes to Editors

The Thomson Reuters Extel Survey highlights achievement in the buy side, sell side and corporate communities across Europe.

Voting was conducted primarily online and ran from 23 March to 16 May 2009. It reflects the contribution of over 1,450 buy-side firms, 170 brokerage firms/research houses and 500 of Europe’s largest quoted companies worldwide. All data, votes received and methodology applied are independently checked and verified by Deloitte.

This year the Survey added awards for Leading Hedge Fund and Leading Finance Director, further highlighting the importance of identifying quality research and excellence in sell-side services in the current financial services landscape.

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