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Institutional Investor Ranks Wells Fargo Securities As #1 In High Grade Research

Wells Fargo Securities, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), ranked number one in High Grade Research and number four in High Yield Research in Institutional Investor’s recently released 2013 Fixed Income Research Survey results.

“Wells Fargo is dedicated to providing our clients with relevant insight and thought-leadership and continues to invest in our award-winning research team,” said Diane Schumaker-Krieg, global head of Research, Economics and Strategy at Wells Fargo. “Our research analysts, economists and strategists collaborate across the capital structure to bring clients a holistic view of the companies within our coverage universe. This collaborative approach sets us apart from competitors and contributes to the ongoing success of our research department.”

In addition to the overall team rankings from Institutional Investor, many Wells Fargo research analysts received individual sector accolades. Highlights from the survey include the following rankings:

High Grade Research

  • #1: Insurance ; REITs
  • #2: Aerospace & Defense; Banks; Energy; Media & Entertainment; Nonbank Financials; Telecommunication Services; Transportation
  • #3: Basic Industries; Manufacturing
  • Runner Up: Electric Utilities; Technology

High Yield Research

  • #1: Building; Consumer Products; Food & Beverages
  • #3: Energy; Gaming & Lodging; Retailing
  • Runner Up: Manufacturing/General Industrials

Structured Products

  • #1: Collateralized Loan Obligations

“We are very proud of our entire research team,” added Schumaker-Krieg. “The performance was outstanding across the board with analysts holding or improving their rankings in nearly every sector.”

About Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities delivers a comprehensive set of capital markets products and services, including public debt and equity origination and distribution, investment research, interest rate, commodity and equity risk hedging, mergers and acquisitions advice, prime services, structured lending facilities and municipal bond origination. The institutional capital markets business is comprised of more than 4,000 team members in 40+ offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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