Equita awarded best independent Italian broker in the 2022 Institutional Investor survey
Equita awarded best independent broker in Italy for its research on Mid and Small Caps and its Trading & Execution activities in the 2022 Institutional Investor survey
Equita no.1 in terms of number of votes cast by investors and second in the “Overall Broker – Italy (weighted by commission)” aggregated survey
Milan, 7 September 2022
Equita, the leading independent Italian investment bank, once again ranked among the leaders in Institutional Investor’s well-renowned ranking with its Research, Sales, Trading and Execution, and Corporate Access.
The Research Team, led by Luigi de Bellis and Domenico Ghilotti, ranked first in the “Italy Small and Midcap Stocks” category for the third year in a row, confirming its excellence in supporting Italian and international investors in their investment decisions on small and mid-cap listed companies. The team ranked n.2 in the “Overall Italy Research” ranking, first among Italian independent brokers as well.
82% of the total votes received by the research team (88 out of 107) had the highest ranking (score of 5 out of 5) and 94% of the votes (101 out of 107) were in the higher part of the valuation range (score of 4 and 5 out of a maximum of 5), confirming the quality of research and analysis.
The Sales & Trading team, led by the Head of Sales & Trading Fabio Arcari and by the 2 Co-Heads of Global Markets Vincenzo Abbagnano and Cristiano Rho, confirmed its excellent ranking (n.2) in the survey “Italy Sales” category and n.1 among Italian independent brokers.
The team was top ranked in the “Italy Trading & Execution” category as well for its ability to serve institutional clients with standing solutions, and n.2 in the “Italy Corporate Access” category for its corporate access activities - n.1 among Italian independent brokers, thanks to Equita’s ability to arrange meetings, sector conferences and videoconferences, and promote dialogue opportunities between investors and listed companies.
In general, Equita ranked n.2 in the “Overall Broker – Italy (weighted by commissions)” aggregated survey, n.1 in terms of number of votes cast by investors, with more than 76% of votes received in all categories (294 out of 389) in the highest score band (score of 5 out of 5) and more than 90% of total votes (352 out of 389) in the higher part of the valuation range (score of 4 and 5 out of a maximum of 5).
The terrific results achieved by Equita in the 2022 Institutional Investor survey, which highlight a significant improvement in terms of number of votes received by the team, is a strong confirmation of the overall leading position of the Group in the Italian market. Such an important achievement has been made possible thanks to the continuous collaboration between the research team and the trading floor – which numbers more than 160 professionals in total – and the recurring investments aimed at the diversification of the product offering, growth of the number of professionals and improvement in client service.
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