Lehman Brothers retained its crown for the sixth consecutive year as the number one United States fixed income research team in the 14th annual Institutional Investor magazine All-America Fixed-Income Team. Lehman had 39 analysts on the team, equal to the number it placed in last year's survey. JPMorgan barely missed out on the top spot with 38 analysts, up one from last year. Credit Suisse First Boston grabbed the bronze despite a three analyst drop (31-28) from last year's poll. Both JPM and CSFB finished in identical spots last year.
In fourth place UBS placed 21 analysts while Bear Stearns had 20, rounding out the top five. Citigroup was the biggest drop in the top 10 falling from fourth to seventh with 17 analysts, five less than last year. Bank of America Securities moved from 10th place to seventh placing 17 analysts, six more than in 2004.
On an individual level, CSFB had the number one distressed analyst in Daniel Moses, while Christine Daley of Lehman was on the second team. When it came to collateralized debt obligation research, Gyan Sinha & team from Bear Stearns placed first. Second place went JPMorgan's Christopher Flanagan & team, and third went to Douglas Lucas & team from UBS. Runners up included Anthony Thomas & team from Deutsche Bank, and Lang Gibson & team at Merrill Lynch. In the area of credit derivatives, Eric Beinstein & team drew top honors, while Sivan Mahadevan & team came in second.