Our Fixed Income Research Team ranked #1 in High Grade and CLO Research, and #3 in High Yield Research in the 2014 Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey. This closely watched survey reflects the opinions of nearly 2,000 money managers and buy-side analysts at 500 institutions managing more than $9 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.
These rankings are an indication of Wells Fargo’s continued dedication and thought leadership across the fixed income investing spectrum.

#1 High Grade Research Team

Individual rankings (senior analyst and team)
Thierry Perrein (Jason Jones)
  • # 1 REITs
Rob Hauff (Kyle Roland)
  • # 1 Insurance
Jim Dunn (Eric Isch)
  • # 2 Transportation
  • # 2 Aerospace & Defense
  • # 3 Basic Industries
  • # 3 Manufacturing
Ross Payne (Michael Busche)
  • # 2 Energy
Nicole Black (Erin Avery)
  • # 2 Media & Entertainment
  • # 2 Telecommunication Services
  • Runner-up: Technology
James Strecker (Matt Lackey)
  • # 2 Nonbank Financials
  • # 3 Banks
Todd Duvick (Michael Walsh)
  • # 2 Consumer Products
  • Runner-up: Retailing
Jason Jones (Thierry Perrein)
  • #3 REITs
Kamal Patel
  • Runner-up: Electric Utilities
George Bory (Trey Winslett, Nathaniel Rosenbaum)
  • Runner-up: Investment Grade Strategy

#3 High Yield Research Team

Individual rankings (senior analyst and team)
Bryan Hunt (Kevin McClure)
  • # 1 Food & Beverages
Lee Brading (Melissa McGuire)
  • # 2 Building
Grant Jordan (David Eller)
  • # 3 Consumer Products
  • # 3 Retailing
Dennis Farrell (Andre Hester)
  • # 3 Gaming & Lodging
Davis Herbert (Eric Fishel)
  • #3 Broadcasting & Publishing
James Spicer
  • #3 Energy
Duncan Brown (Derrick Beveridge)
  • Runner-up: Health Care
Donovan Chaney (Brooke Burlingame)
  • Runner-up: Manufacturing/General Industrials
David Deterding (Tyler Gately)
  • Runner-up: Metals & Mining

Structured Products

Individual rankings (senior analyst and team)
Dave Preston (Jason McNeilis)
  • # 1 Collateralized Loan Obligations
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