Commerzbank once again awarded top position for equity research and sales in Germany

August 11 2020

  • Institutional Investor (previously Extel) survey ranks Commerzbank first in ‘Overall Germany Research’
  • Commerzbank analysts take the two top positions for ‘Overall Germany Research’
  • Commerzbank awarded first and second placements in research sectors with a German-related focus
  • Top 1 and 2 positions, respectively, in the European categories ‘Equity Technical Analysis & Charting’ and ‘Index Analysis’
  • Commerzbank leads the line-up in ‘Sales: Overall Germany’ and ‘Corporate Access: Overall Germany’

In this year's Institutional Investor (formerly Extel) survey of equity professionals in Europe and the United States, Commerzbank has confirmed its top position in German equity research, sales and corporate access. This seamlessly follows on from the Bank’s Top 1 and 2 rankings in the Extel category ‘Germany - Leading Brokerage Firm’ of the past 10 years.

With regard to research sectors with a German-related focus, Commerzbank leads in ‘Financials’, ‘Industrials’ and ‘Information Technology’, and comes second in ‘Consumer Discretionary’,' ‘Materials’ and ‘Small & Mid Cap Stocks’. Commerzbank is also ranked first and second, respectively, in the European categories, ‘Equity Technical Analysis & Charting’ and ‘Index Analysis’.

In ‘Corporate Access: Overall Germany’ the Bank earned top marks for ‘Conferences’, ‘Roadshows’, ‘Field Trips’, ‘Logistics’ and ‘Team Quality’ related to Germany.

‘We have always maintained our quality promise of a first-class research offering and are very grateful that customers value this,’ said Christoph Dolleschal, Head of Equity Research & Strategy and Deputy Head of Research at Commerzbank. ‘In this challenging time, too, the scope and quality of our product range has not suffered. It pays to note that a year ago we completely digitalised the research production, so there were no restrictions on home office activities.’

In the survey of more than 1,200 financial institutions for the European equity market, Commerzbank analysts achieved outstanding results in several individual rankings: The two best analysts in the ‘Overall Germany Research’ category are members of the Commerzbank Research team: Andreas Huerkamp (first place) and Achim Matzke, Head of Technical Analysis & Index Research (second place). In addition, Commerzbank analysts captured a further twenty ‘Top 10’ positions in various categories with a German-related focus, twelve of which were in the Top 3.

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About Commerzbank

Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in nearly 50 countries. The Bank’s two business segments – Private and Small-Business Customers and Corporate Clients – offer a comprehensive portfolio of financial services precisely tailored to their customers’ needs. Commerzbank transacts approximately 30% of Germany’s foreign trade and is the market leader in German corporate banking. The Bank offers its sector expertise to its corporate clients in Germany and abroad and is a leading provider of capital market products. Its subsidiaries, Comdirect in Germany and mBank in Poland, are two innovative online banks. With approximately 800 branches going forward, Commerzbank has one of the densest branch networks in Germany. The Bank serves around 11.5 million private and small-business customers nationwide and over 70,000 corporate clients, multinationals, financial service providers, and institutional clients worldwide. Its Polish subsidiary mBank S.A. has around 5.7 million private and corporate customers, predominantly in Poland, but also in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2019, Commerzbank generated gross revenues of €8.6 billion with approximately 48,500 employees.