C.A. Cheuvreux wins best sustainability research gong at 2010 Thomson Reuters Extel awards

Soc Gen in second and UBS team takes third spot.

French brokerage house C.A Cheuvreux, part of the Crédit Agricole group, has won the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey Awards for best pan-European SRI and sustainability research house. Cheuvreux beat French rival, Société Générale (SG), into second place in 2010 after SG had won the award for the second year running in 2009. Swiss bank UBS was third in the 2010 line-up. As well as the overall sustainability category, the winners of the individual SRI & sustainability sub-categories were also announced.
Best broker for corporate governance research in 2010 went to Paris-based Oddo Securities, who won also in 2009. Jean-Philippe Desmartin, head of SRI research at Oddo was the individual broker winner for corporategovernance. Best brokerage house for Integrated Climate Change research was HSBC’s London-based team. The individual broker winner for the category was Meg Brown of Citi. HSBC was also the team winner for the renewable energy research category. Individual broker winner for renewables research was Patrick Hummel at UBS. Société Générale was the winning team in both the SRI and Thematic Research categories with Sarj Nahal, co-head of the SG team the individual winner of both. Nahal is leaving SG and will join Merrill Lynch in September this year. The full Thomson Reuters Extel SRI and Sustainability awards will be presented at the summer event of the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association (UKSIF) on September 15.