How to understand how an investment analyst makes his or her own investment recommendations

Investors in some of the world’s biggest and most widely watched investment analysts are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny as regulators, lawmakers and other critics push for better transparency.

But for a lot of them, it’s not just about ethics, transparency or ethics in investing.

It’s also about making the best investment decisions for them, according to a growing body of research.

Here’s what you need to know about some of them.