INFINZ Research Rankings 2019

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Posted 23 May 2019

Top Rated Research Analysts

The annual INFINZ NZ Equity research rankings have again reinforced Forsyth Barr's standing as leaders in research.

For the sixth consecutive year Forsyth Barr has been rated number one for strategy and quantitative research. More broadly, Forsyth Barr ranked in the top three in 15 of the 16 research sectors judged. 

In addition to the research sector rankings, Senior Analyst, Equities Chelsea Leadbetter was awarded the INFINZ Emerging Leader Award.  This is awarded to an outstanding younger person within the capital markets who has displayed leadership and values, performance in their role, a meaningful contribution to wider industry and community. 

The INFINZ awards represent an independent benchmark assessment of the quality of research produced across the industry.

This year Forsyth Barr was rated first across five sectors as follows:


Strategy & Quantitative Research (sixth year running)
Matthew LeachBrian Stewart and Will McManus

and Media
Matthew Henry      

Tourism and Entertainment  
Chelsea Leadbetter and Andy Bowley

Andy Bowley

In addition Forsyth Barr was also rated second in the following sectors:

Aged Care
and Retail
Jeremy Simpson

Energy and Utilities
Andrew Harvey-Green  

Chelsea Leadbetter 

Small Caps - the Full Forsyth Barr Research Team


Third place in the rankings were the Food, Beverage and Agriculture sector covered by Chelsea Leadbetter and Guy Hooper, Property covered by Jeremy Simpson and Matthew Henry's coverage of the Technology and Telecommunications sectors. 

This recognition of the quality of our research and the breadth of expertise reinforces Forsyth Barr’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading full-service investment firms.

This research informs the investment advice offered to our Wholesale and Institutional clients. Importantly, it also supports the investment strategies of our Retail clients. Whether you are looking to benefit from our Portfolio Service offerings or grow savings through the Summer KiwiSaver scheme and Forsyth Barr Investment Funds, please talk to an Authorised Financial Adviser to understand how your investment decisions can be supported by our investment expertise.

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