Citigroup Global Markets Japan claimed the top returns in December and also for FY2010 in the AlphaStars competition, sponsored by FactSet.
Citigroup broker Shinichiro Yamagami returned 17.5% against the benchmark MSCI Japan index last month and also had the best long and single stock picks. In second place for the market was Mattia Ciancaleoni, also of Citigroup, with 10.5%.
In Australia, Michael Elliott of UBS led the pack with a 12.33% gain against the S&P ASX 200 in December and scored the best long and single stock picks. Camilla Byrne of Ord Minnett also