Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2016


Welcome to Asiamoney's 27th annual Brokers Poll, the largest Asia-focused equity services provider poll. We invite senior-level institutional investors to provide their important assessment on sell side for the past 12 months.  

Please read through the instructions before voting.

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(The online questionnaire system is optimised for Chrome, please use Chrome for the best results)



The questionnaire features 18 sections:  


Hong Kong

(local, non-China)



Hedge Fund and Prime Broking





China (A-shares)




China (H-shares, Red chips, P-shares)




Equity Derivatives


After inputting your personal and corporate information, you are asked to select any of these sections. Sell side firms and personnel are classified in these sections according to their coverage and function.

Upon selecting the sections relevant to you, you will be transported to those selected sections directly. Each section requires around four to five minutes to complete.  

Please note there are two China questionnaires: China (A-shares) and China (H-shares, Red chips & P-shares); the Hong Kong questionnaire refers to local Hong Kong non-China stocks only. 

You do not have to complete the poll in one sitting, as long as you are using the same computer terminal, your previous input is saved in the system. It is highly recommended that the poll is completed on a PC terminal rather than on mobile devices. We encourage you to take your time with the poll and attempt all relevant questions, however you do not have to complete all questions, you can skip questions and proceed with the poll.

Upon submitting the poll, we will send respondents a validation email within two working days, please click on the validation link in this email to verify your poll submission. Asiamoney may contact respondents and investigate individual responses on a discretionary basis.   

Multiple individuals from the same firm can vote however fractionation of scores applies; firms can nominate the brokerage belonging to the same group.

Please click here for the methodology and questionnaire in PDF format The poll is conducted online by default, if you encounter technical issues and wish to submit a hardcopy questionnaire, please let us know.



29 June 2016 – Poll opens on a trial basis*

4 July – Poll launches 

12 August – Poll concludes (extension given on a case by case basis)

Early October – Winning firms for regional and each country/market published via press release

Early November – Full results and bespoke data available via purchase

Late Dec./early Jan. – Detailed results published online and in the Dec. issue of Asiamoney

*This trial period is to allow banks/brokers and investors to familiarise themselves with the poll and check that names are correct; votes submitted during the trial period are not accepted. 

For inquiries please contact Asiamoney’s Research Team: Harris Fan ( +852 2912 8037) and Tessa Wilkie 

( +44 20 7779 7310).



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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Haitong Securities Ltd 1,602.34 9 13.94%
2 CITIC Securities 1,474.17 4 12.82%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 1,440.03 7 12.53%
4 Bank of China 1,188.86 5 10.34%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 689.79 3 6.00%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,440.79 8 6.09%
2 HSBC 1,887.35 9 4.71%
3 JPMorgan 1,754.71 7 4.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,692.30 4 4.22%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,418.69 3 3.54%

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