Wells Fargo also ranks #3 in High Yield Research and #3 in Fixed Income Research Overall. The Institutional Investor Survey reflects the opinions of nearly 1,930 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts at 595 institutions that manage an estimated $10.8 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets.

Structured Products, Economics & Strategy

Senior analyst and team Individual ranking
Dave Preston (Geoff Horton and Mackenzie Miller) # 1 Collateralized Loan Obligations
George Bory (Nate Rosenbaum, Trey Winslett1, Logan Miller, Roldan Reyes) # 2 Investment Grade Strategy
John McElravey, Dave Preston & team (Ryan Brinkoetter, Geoff Horton, Mackenzie Miller) RU* Consumer Asset-Backed Securities Strategy
George Bory, Marielle Jan de Beur & team RU* Fixed Income Strategy
Vipul Jain & team (Randy Ahlgren, Anish Lohokare1, Philip Hong)
# 3 Prepayments Strategy
RU* Agency-Structured Products Strategy
RU* Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities/Agency

#1 Investment Grade Research

Senior analyst and team Individual ranking
Nicole Black (Erin Avery)
# 1 Media & Entertainment
# 2 Telecommunications Services
# 2 Technology
Todd Duvick (Michael Walsh1)
# 1 Consumer Products
# 1 Retailing
Rob Hauff 
# 1 Insurance
Thierry Perrein (Kevin McClure)
# 1 REITs
James Strecker (Jonathan Landsberg1)
# 2 Banks
# 2 Nonbank Financials
Jim Dunn (Dusten Pulido)
# 1 Aerospace & Defense
# 1 Manufacturing
# 1 Basic Industries
# 2 Transportation
Ross Payne (Jackie Desir)
# 2 Energy
Kamal Patel1
# 2 Electric Utilities
Kyle Roland # 2 Health Care

#3 High Yield Research Team

Senior analyst and team
Individual ranking
David Deterding (Tyler Gately)
# 1 Metals & Mining
Davis Hebert (Eric Fishel) # 1 Broadcasting & Publishing

# 2 Telecommunications Services

# 3 Cable & Satellite

Bryan Hunt (David Kuck)
# 1 Food & Beverages
Grant Jordan (David Eller)
RU* Consumer Products
RU* Retailing
Lee Brading (Melissa Zayas)
# 1 Building
James Spicer1 (Mark Guile1)
# 1 Energy
Donovan Chaney (Dioyonna Williams)

# 2 Manufacturing / General Industries 

RU* Transportation

RU* Paper & Packaging

Dennis Farrell (Andre Hester)
# 2 Gaming & Lodging
Duncan Brown (Yani Kisoki)
RU* Health Care
Kamal Patel1
# 3 Electric Utilities

*RU = Runner up

1Recent Departure