Japan and India brokers identified the best stock ideas in Factset's February AlphaStars competition. The best single stock picker by country was Sameer Goyal of B&K Securities in India who brought in 11.3% compared to the MSCI India index.
In Japan, Morgan Stanley's Ross Tuttelman achieved a hefty 21.67% gain on the benchmark MSCI Japan Index. Citigroup's Taketora Furuta followed with a 11.07% gain. The best long stock picker was Credit Suisse's Hisashi Shidooka, who also had the single best pick.
In Asia ex Japan, Rick Behl of ICAP topped the rankings with a