Strong results for Kepler Cheuvreux in this year’s Extel Europe survey

PARIS, June 8th, 2017

We are delighted to report that our investments in our Research & Execution platforms have translated into stronger headline rankings in this year’s survey that was published on Wednesday, 7th June.

Extel is the leading market survey of global institutional investors for their feedback on equity brokerage services in European equities. Extel announced that this year nearly 16,000 investment professionals from 3,199 Buy-side firms, 283 Sell-side firms, and 1,113 Corporates took part. Corporate participation was up 17% and Buy-side participation was up 11%.

Firstly, we are particularly gratified by our rise of one spot to 6th place in our key headline ranking: Leading Pan-European House. This broad ranking encapsulates all the voting categories (Research, Sales, Countries, and Company & Expert Meetings.) which best match our DNA as a multi-local broker.

Other Headlines:

  • On Countries (Inc. Small & Mid-Caps), we once again we rank 1st in Europe. Our local teams continue to be the undisputed leaders in Small & Mid cap. We are a top 5 leading country broker in 6 geographies: France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain & Portugal. We also continue to rank 1st for Austria Country Research. Our market-leading cross rates in Small & Mid cap trading are further proof of this leadership.

  • On Equity Trading & Execution, we have made a very impressive move up from 10th to 3rd. We are now 1st in Electronic Trading, #1 in High-Touch Sales Trading, 3rd in Delta One/ETFs and 9th in Program/Portfolio Trading. We are one of the few agency only brokers in Europe that own our execution technology (in-house R&D).

  • On Equity Sectors, we advanced rank in 21 sectors (vs 20 last year). We now have 14 sectors ranked top 10 and 3 sectors ranked top 5. Examples of improvements include: Capital Goods 7th (11th), Construction & Building Materials 5th (7th), MedTech & Services 4th (6th), Food Manufacturers 7th (18th), and Autos & Automotive Components 6th (10th).

  • On Company & Expert Meetings, we are now indisputably #1 in Europe. For the first time, we are 1st across all 4 voted categories: Conferences 1st, Industry Experts 1st, Non-Deal Roadshows 1st, & Reverse Roadshows/Field Trips 1st.

In sum, we are delighted that these above headline rankings continue to position our firm as the leading independent broker in Europe. Our strategic vision is once again validated & reinforced with our clients & shareholders.

About Kepler Cheuvreux

Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation. The company has four business lines: Equities, Debt & Derivatives, Investment Solutions and Corporate Finance. Headquartered in Paris, the group employs around 550 staff. This multi-local company is also present in Amsterdam, Boston, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.

Management and staff are the largest shareholders: major European financial groups, including Crédit Agricole CIB, Rabobank and UniCredit, are also important shareholders.

Kepler Cheuvreux employs 90 equity analysts who research 750 Continental European companies, of which 413 are classified as Small & Mid cap (market capitalizations under € 6bn). Kepler Cheuvreux has the largest equity research footprint in Continental Europe.

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