INFINZ Research Rankings

Strong investment decisions based on research expertise

The 2017 INFINZ NZ Equity research rankings have reinforced the quality of research analysis delivered by Forsyth Barr.

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

For the fourth consecutive year Forsyth Barr has been rated number one for strategy and quantitative research, and for the third consecutive year rated number one in retail research. More broadly, Forsyth Barr ranked in the top three across 15 of the 17 categories judged.

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

Chelsea Leadbetter     

Building & Construction;      
Matthew Henry                                    

Strategy & Quantitative Research;
Matthew LeachBrian Stewart and John Hughes

Small Caps - the team

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

Utilities and Energy;
Andrew Harvey-Green           


Jeremy Simpson   Hayden Strickett, Forsyth Barr
Jeremy Simpson and Hayden Strickett               

Tourism & Entertainment;  
Chelsea Leadbetter and Andy Bowley

Blair Galpin and Matthew Henry 

Blair Galpin           

James Bascand

Finally, the Healthcare sector covered by Chelsea LeadbetterFood, Beverages & Agri by James Bascand; Transport by Andy Bowley; and Industrials by Mike Wyeth all resulted in third place rankings.

This recognition of the quality of 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.