Our Fixed Income Research Team ranked #1 in High Grade Research and #4 in High Yield Research in the 2013 Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey. This closely watched survey reflects the opinions of more than 1,800 money managers and buy-side analysts at 500 institutions managing roughly $10 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.
In addition, our Municipal Bond Research Team ranked #1 in the 2013 Smith’s Research & Gradings All-Star Survey, which reflects the opinions of more than 1,000 institutional investors.
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 (Jeff Stewart)
  • # 2 Transportation
  • # 2 Aerospace & Defense
  • # 3 Basic Industries
  • # 3 Manufacturing
Ross Payne (Jerod Lenderman)
  • # 2 Energy
Nicole Black (Erin Avery)
  • # 2 Media & Entertainment
  • # 2 Telecommunication Services
  • Runner-up: Technology
James Strecker (Matt Lackey)
  • # 2 Banks
  • # 2 Nonbank Financials
Kamal Patel
  • Runner-up: Electric Utilities

#4 High Yield Research Team

Individual rankings (senior analyst and team)
Lee Brading (Melissa McGuire)
  • # 1 Building
Bryan Hunt (Kevin McClure)
  • # 1 Food & Beverages
Grant Jordan (David Eller)
  • # 1 Consumer Products
  • # 3 Retailing
Dennis Farrell (Andre Hester)
  • # 3 Gaming & Lodging
Donovan Chaney (Brooke Burlingame)
  • Runner-up: Manufacturing/General Industrials

Structured Products

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

#1 Municipal Bond Research Team

Individual rankings
Natalie Cohen
  • # 1 Generalist
  • # 1 Sellside Director of Credit Analysis
George Huang
  • # 2 Hospital
Timothy Olson (Desk Analyst)
  • # 2 Higher Education
  • # 1 Rising All Stars
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