INFINZ Research Rankings 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 and Quantitative Research (sixth year running)
Matthew Leach, Brian Stewart and Will McManus

Matthew Leach Investment Research 


Building and Media
Matthew Henry

Matt Henry Investment Research


Tourism & Entertainment
Chelsea Leadbetter and Andy Bowley

Chelsea Leadbetter Investment Research Andy Bowley Investment Research


Andy Bowley

Andy Bowley Investment Research


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

Aged Care and Retail
Jeremy Simpson

Jeremy Simpson Investment Research


Energy and Utilities
Andrew Harvey-Green

Andrew Harvey Green Investment Research


Chelsea Leadbetter

Chelsea Leadbetter Investment Research


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 strategies of the Summer KiwiSaver scheme.