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TopGun Investment Minds, Based in Europe

May 24th, 2012 by TopGun Press

69 Europe Based Investment Professionals and 17 Investment Teams Awarded TopGun Status

NEW YORK, NY, May 24, 2012 (TopGun Press) – Brendan Wood, today culminated its search for the Europe based TopGun Investment Minds and Teams. TopGuns were selected by their counterparties namely, BWI’s Panel of the leading sell-side analysts and sales professionals. BWI’s “Investment Mind” Selection Panel comprises more than 700 of the world’s top sell-side analysts and institutional sales professionals from 137 firms, representing over 90% of institutional trading. Investment debriefings with these individuals, focused on investor confidence, take place throughout the year. In addition to their rigorous analysis of the companies they cover, the panelists respond to a series of questions about buy-side investment professionals who impress and inspire them as leaders of thought. The TopGun Investment Mind Team designations have been awarded to the firms receiving the highest number of ‘TopGun Investment Mind’ citations for the investment professionals in their employ.

The 2011/2012 European TopGun Investment Mind Teams are (in alphabetical order):

AllianceBernstein
Allianz Global Investors
BlackRock
BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Capital Group Companies
Citadel Group
DEKA Investment GmbH
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
GLG Partners
ING Investment Management
JP Morgan Asset Management
Och-Ziff Management Europe
SAC Capital Advisors
Schroder Investment Management
T Rowe Price Group
UBS Global Asset Management
Wellington Management Co.

While the Panel vote attests to the investment expertise of TopGuns it is equally apparent that these exceptional individuals contribute not only to the intellectual depth but also to the civility of the industry. Over 600 candidates were nominated by our Panel but the following 69 proved to be in a class of their own, singled out for the quality of their investment thinking, namely ‘TopGun Investment Mind’.

The 2011/2012 Europe Based TopGun Investment Minds are (in alphabetical order by firm):

Henry Guest; Adelphi Capital Management
Marcel Jongen; Adelphi Capital Management
Raphael Fiorentino; AllianceBernstein
Isabel Buccellati; Formerly of AllianceBernstein
Christian Schlimm; Allianz Global Investors
Francine Lenoir; Amundi Asset Management
Jacques Chazelle; Amundi Asset Management
Jan-Willem Brommersma; APG Group
Georges Memmi; Arrowgrass Capital Partners
Carlos Siegrist; Banco Santander
Evy Hambro; BlackRock
Stuart Reeve; BlackRock
Jan Willem Vis; BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Tom Hedges; Brummer & Partners
Andy Griffiths; Capital Group Companies
Douglas Upton; Capital Group Companies
Jim Rutherford; Capital Group Companies
Joerg Sponer; Capital Group Companies
Juliette Amos; Capital Group Companies
Laura Balan; Capital Group Companies
Patrice Collette; Capital Group Companies
David Field; Carmignac Gestion
Niall O’Keeffe; Citadel Group
Sean Salji; Citadel Group
Andreas Wagenhaeuser; DEKA Investment GmbH
Gerd Schubert; DEKA Investment GmbH
Thilo Rohrhirsch; DEKA Investment GmbH
Frederic Fayolle; DWS Investment
Dennis Van Wees; Farringdon Capital Management
Arnab Seal; Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Brad Moldin; Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Mark Becker; Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Anthony Burton; GLG Partners
Carl Esprey; GLG Partners
Chris Dyer; Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Huub van der Riet; ING Investment Management
Jan Luschen; ING Investment Management
Jeroen Bos; ING Investment Management
Erik Esselink; Invesco
Jonathan Waghorn; Investec Asset Management
Mark Lacey; Investec Asset Management
Amanda Sisson; JP Morgan Asset Management
Anne Marden; JP Morgan Asset Management
Robin Asquith; JP Morgan Asset Management
Steven Ho; JP Morgan Asset Management
Stuart Price; JP Morgan Asset Management
Steven Kirk; Lansdowne Capital
Chiara Terzaghi; MooreCapital Management
Charles Whall; NewtonInvestment Management
Philippe Kiewiet De Jonge; Norges Bank Investment Management
Adrian Croxson; Och-Ziff ManagementEurope
Andrew Gowen; Och-Ziff ManagementEurope
Rafael Garcia Arbej; Och-Ziff Management Europe
Anthony Cheung; Pictet Asset Management
Bruno Lippens; Pictet Asset Management
John Longhurst; PIMCO
Luca Corona; Pioneer Investment Management
Christopher Wheaton; RCM – Allianz Global Investors
Christian Vondenbusch; Robeco Group
Jan Keuppens; Robeco Group
Sam Elsokari; SAC Capital Advisors
Andrew Lynch; Schroder Investment Management
Iain McNaught; Schroder Investment Management
Robert Donald; Soros Fund Management
Craig Pennington; T Rowe Price Group
Mitchell Todd; T Rowe Price Group
Jacob Aarup Andersen; TPG Capital
Luca Tobagi; UBI Pramerica
Andre Desautels; Wellington Management

Note: Brendan Wood awarded 61 TopGun designations to exceptional Europe based investment professionals in Healthcare, Industrials, Energy, Metals & Mining, Consumer Products, Financials, Real Estate and Telecom, Media & Technology. Eight additional Generalist TopGun Investment Mind designations for the Dutch market were announced earlier this year making the total 69.

TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS Learn more about the implications of this worldwide poll by contacting the project leaders. Brendan Wood International is a Performance and Career Advisor assisting both firms and individuals. The firm has conducted more than 1,000 offsites and management strategy sessions for financial institutions and corporations worldwide. Brendan Wood seeks out optimal financial service relationships for corporations and places TopGun executives and investment professionals in senior rainmaker assignments.

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Contact:
Stewart Borden
Partner,Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
stewartb@brendanwood.com

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