AQ Research, a UK based performance measurement firm, released its latest analysis of the Euro 300 for the period ending June 30, 2010. The research firm with the best absolute performance of their recommendations was UK specialist broker Charles Stanley. Also in the top five delivering positive absolute returns were Royal Bank of Scotland, Paris-based boutique bank Oddo Securities, AlphaValue an independent provider with offices in Paris and Frankfurt, and SG Securities (Société Générale). The top performer for firms with research recommendations relative to an index was CA Cheuvreux (Crédit Agricole).
When measured for accuracy of earnings forecasts, CA Cheuvreux was the top firm, followed by Exane BNP Paribas and Kepler Capital Markets, a Paris-based boutique bank.
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