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A look at the key to success for analysts celebrated in the FT/StarMine awards rankings

FT/StarMine Awards: Top stockpickers took ‘holistic’ view

Higher proportion generated positive returns than previous year

US: Shale gas bonanza aids US winners

Most successful stockpickers hitched a ride on the energy revolution

Europe: Bulge bracket banks top rankings

Success comes despite reductions in research departments

Asia: Past winners come back to shine

‘Good analysts tend to stay good,’ says Joshua Dai of StarMine

FT StarMine Awards 2013: Methodology

Performance is based on returns of buy/sell recommendations and accuracy of earnings estimates

US: Eurozone crisis casts a long shadow

Stock pickers say the key to success was staying focused on opportunities in their sectors, while keeping a close eye on macro developments

US focus

Selected biographies and pictures

Europe: Eye for big picture is route to success

Interpreting the impact of the wider economic and market environments on specific stocks is the main priority, says Robert Budden

Europe focus

Selected biographies and pictures

Asia: Focus on drink brings cheer

Turmoil internationally but reliable consumer demand domestically was a common theme, last year says Sarah Mishkin

Asia focus

Selected biographies and pictures

Opinion: Actions speak louder than words

It is time for investment professionals to take personal responsibility and act to move the profession forward with greater integrity, says John Rogers

Methodology: How StarMine compiled the 2012 awards

The 2012 awards are based on the 2011 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the US, Europe and Asia

Top Global Broker and Most Productive Brokerages

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research wins global accolade; plus the brokerages whose analysts have won most awards, relative to the firm’s size