UBS, in the form of Anthony Iser (40.9%), Stuart Brownrigg (38.7%) and Alex Unsworth (22.6%), cleaned up in January in Australia in FactSet's Alphastars competition for best brokerage ideas. Rick Behl of ICAP clocked a 39.7% gain in Asia ex-Japan, and well outpaced Jaff Tse, also of ICAP, who made 23.5% on the month.
In India, Chirag Bhatia of B&K Securities clocked a similar return to Behl, 39.91% for January. Akshata Deshmukh of Asian Markets Securities made 36.2% while Sudhanshu Rajpal also of B&K, made 27.9%
Mattia Ciancaleoni of Nikko Citigroup led in Japan, up 29.7%. Takeshi Tanaka of