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 1,900 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts at 535 institutions that manage an estimated $9.7 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 (Trey Winslett and Nate Rosenbaum) # 2 Investment Grade Strategy
John McElravey (Ryan Brinkoetter) RU* Consumer Asset-Backed Securities
The Team (Bory, Jan de Beur, Winslett, Rjavinski, Schumacher, Cisar, Zhu) RU Fixed Income Strategy

#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 Walsh)
# 1 Consumer Products
# 1 Retailing
Rob Hauff 
# 1 Insurance
Thierry Perrein (Kevin McClure)
# 1 REITs
James Strecker (Jonathan Landsberg)
# 1 Banks
# 1 Nonbank Financials
Jim Dunn (Eric Isch)
# 2 Aerospace & Defense
# 2 Manufacturing
# 3 Basic Industries
# 3 Transportation
Ross Payne (Jackie Desir)
# 2 Energy
Kamal Patel
# 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

# 3 Telecommunications Services

RU Cable & Satellite

Bryan Hunt (David Kuck)
# 1 Food & Beverages
Grant Jordan (David Eller)
# 1 Consumer Products
# 3 Retailing
Lee Brading (Melissa Zayas)
# 2 Building
James Spicer (Mark Guile)
# 2 Energy
Donovan Chaney 

# 2 Manufacturing / General Industries 

RU Transportation

Dennis Farrell (Andre Hester)
# 3 Gaming & Lodging
Duncan Brown (Derrick Beveridge)
RU Health Care

*RU = Runner up