For the past 25 years, the IR Magazine Awards have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, London will once again host the annual IR Magazine Awards ‒ Europe, an internationally renowned event that looks at the very best the IR community has to offer across the whole of Europe.
In 2017, we will present two types of awards categories – researched and self-nomination – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the IR community in 2017.
For our researched categories, companies cannot submit nominations. Instead, across Europe, thousands of analysts and investors cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in Europe.
In our self-nomination categories, we offer companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how the winners are chosen can be found below. View the video highlights from 2016 here and the list of 2016 winners here. Nominees for this year will be announced on 24 May 2017 so stay tuned. Book your seats below and we look forward to welcoming you for an enchanting night to remember!
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"This event provided a good opportunity to network whilst celebrating IR teams across Europe that are striving to deliver a professional service."
"A very slick, enjoyable, five star event with excellent networking opportunities."
"The event was well organized and ticked all boxed. Nice company, good dinner, excellent MC and to-the-point awards ceremony"
"Great event to meet other IR professionals and suppliers. Well organised and superb catering. The MC, Miles Jupp, was outstanding!"
"Really enjoyable evening, well arranged with plenty of information available ahead of the event, the awards ceremony went on for the right length of time and the food was wonderful"
"The evening was pure elegance and class. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and meet new people in the investor relations community. The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and fun! Kudos IR Magazine for organising such an impactful event. We will surely be a sponsor again next year"
"Nice atmosphere and great place to network and meet other IR people"
"One of the more glamorous IR Awards! a great opportunity to Network - thank you IR Magazine"
We are currently updating the list of nominees to be officially announced on May 25 – stay tuned!
The majority of the attendees are heads of IR from across Europe who are being recognised for their fantastic contribution to IR. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. The 2016 list of attendees are below:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Head of Investor Relations||ABB||Head of IR||Moscow Exchange|
|Account Executive||Business Wire||Head of IR||REN|
|Account Manager||Business Wire||Head of IR||Repsol|
|Account Manager||Business Wire||Head of IR||SAP|
|Analyst||Davy||Head of IR||Severn Trent|
|Analyst||J.P. Morgan||Head of IR||Statoil|
|Analyst||J.P. MorganCazenove||Head of IR||Umicore|
|Associate||LSEG||Head of IR||Unilever NV|
|Associate Director, Corporate Broking||Davy||Head of IR & Corporate Development||Hays plc; Deputy Chair, IRS|
|Associate Partner||Instinctif||Head of IR & Corporate Development||IR Society|
|Business Development Director||Orient Capital Ltd||Head of IR Services||RD:IR|
|Business Development Director||Orient Capital Ltd||Head of Large Caps||LSEG|
|Business Support Manager||BT||Head of London Office||Goodbody|
|CEO||CMi2i||Head of Product Development||LSEG|
|CEO||Zebra Corporate Communications||Interim Head of Investor Relations||Immarsat|
|CEO, EMEA||Orient Capital Ltd||Investor Relations||AstraZeneca|
|CFO Wholesale & Ventures||BT||Investor Relations||Davy|
|Chief Executive Officer||Australasian IR Association||Investor Relations||Total|
|Client Relationship Manager||J.P. Morgan||Investor Relations||Airbus Group|
|Client Services Manager, Depositary Receipts||J.P. Morgan||Investor Relations||RWE|
|Consultant||Taylor Bennett||Investor Relations Account Manager||The Financial Times Limited|
|Consulting Director||Addison||Investor Relations Analyst||Close Brothers Group PLC|
|Consumer Analyst||Berenberg||Investor Relations Analyst||Nestle|
|Consumer Specialist Sales||Berenberg||Investor Relations Analyst||Whitbread Plc|
|Corporate Access Coordinator||Berenberg||Investor Relations Assistant||Kingfisher|
|Corporate Broker||Daniel Steward & Company Plc||Investor Relations Associate||Royal Mail|
|Corporate Sales||Alpha Sense||Investor Relations Director||BT|
|CVP & Head of Investor Relations||Novo-Nordisk A/S||Investor Relations Director||Sareb|
|Depositary Receipts||J.P. Morgan||Investor Relations Director||Virgin Money|
|Deputy Group Finance Director||WPP||Investor Relations Manager||EDP|
|Deputy Head of Secretariat||Centrica||Investor relations manager||Novo-Nordisk A/S|
|Director||AERI||Investor relations manager||Novo-Nordisk A/S|
|Director||Citigate Dewe Rogerson||Investor Relations Manager||Ptarmigan Media Ltd|
|Director||Citigate Dewe Rogerson||Investor Relations Manager||RSA Insurance|
|Director||CMi2i||Investor Relations Manager||Umicore|
|Director||EQS||Investor Relations Manager||Akzo Nobel|
|Director||EQS||Investor Relations Manager||National Grid Plc|
|Director||EQS||Investor Relations Manager||National Grid Plc|
|Director||EQS||Investor Relations Manager||Rathbones|
|Director||IR.soft||Investor Relations Officer||Aegon|
|Director – Investor Relations||Intercontinental Hotels Group||Investor Relations Officer||Nestle|
|Director – Investor Relations||Telefonica Germany GmbH||Investor Relations Programme Manager||Unilever NV|
|Director Investor Relations||AstraZeneca||Investor Relations, UK Corporate Finance||J.P. MorganCazenove|
|Director Investor Relations||AstraZeneca||IR||Britvic|
|Director Investor Relations||AstraZeneca||IR||Sainsburys|
|Director of Corporate Broking||Goodbody||IR Analyst||Legal & General|
|Director of Group Communications||Umicore||IR and Corporate Affairs Director||Merlin Entertainments|
|Director of industry Analyst Relations||BT||IR co-ordinator||Roche Holding Ltd|
|Director of International Corporate Access||RW Baird||IR Director||Kennedy Wilson Europe|
|Director of International Media and IR||TBC Bank||IR Manager||Adidas|
|Director of Investor Relations||eDreams ODIGEO||IR Manager||BAE Systems|
|Director of Investor Relations||MetroBank||IR Manager||BASF|
|Director of Investor Relations||RSA Insurance||IR Manager||Erste Group Bank AG|
|Director of Investor Relations||Whitbread Plc||IR Manager||Galp Energia|
|Director of Investor Relations||William Hill||IR Manager||Galp Energia|
|Director of IR||Unilever NV||IR Manager||Intercontinental Hotels Group|
|Director of IR||AIXTRON SE||IR Manager||Magyar Telekom|
|Director of IR||CTT||IR Manager||Repsol|
|Director of IR||Lloyds Banking Group||IR Manager||Smith & Nephew|
|Director of Strategy and Innovation||Lodestone||IR Team||Unilever NV|
|Director, Client Management||Deutsche Bank||IR Team||Unilever NV|
|Director, Client Management||Deutsche Bank||IRO||MOL Group|
|Director, Corporate Broking||Davy||IRO||Santander|
|Director, EMEA||D.F. King||IR Reporting & Corporate Governance||Enel|
|Director, Group Corporate Finance||BT||Manager Investor Relations||Norma Group|
|Director, Investor Relations||AstraZeneca||Manager, Events and Logistics||Airbus Group|
|Director, Investor Relations||Reckitt Benckiser||Managing Director||Feros|
|Director, Investor Relations||Managing Director||Mary Maude Research|
|EMEA Regional DR Head||J.P. Morgan||Managing Director||Oakhall|
|EMEA Sales Director||Citi||Managing Director||RD:IR|
|European Corporate Access||Berenberg||Managing Director, Vice Chairman of Equities||RW Baird|
|European Corporate Access Originator||Berenberg||Managing Director, Marketing & Comm.||Ipreo|
|Events and Project Co-ordinator, IR||AstraZeneca||Managing Director, Head of Corporate Broking||Davy|
|Executive Director||J.P. Morgan||Managing Director, M&A & Governance Advisory||Ipreo|
|Executive Director, Shareholder Analysis||J.P. MorganCazenove||Owner||Fox Insight|
|Founder & CEO||Daniel Steward & Company Plc||Partner||Instinctif|
|Founding Director||Cloth Court||PLC Finance and IR Director||Britvic|
|Global Finance Graduate||Novo-Nordisk A/S||Product Strategy and Research Executive||The Financial Times Limited|
|Group Chief Accountant||WPP||Regional Manager UK & Ireland||BNY Mellon|
|Group Communications officer||Umicore||Regional VP, Northern & Central Europe||Business Wire|
|Group Financial Accountant||WPP||Relationship Manager||BNY Mellon|
|Group Financial Accountant||WPP||Relationship Manager||BNY Mellon|
|Group International Scientific Director||Roche Holding Ltd||Relationship Manager||BNY Mellon|
|Group Investor Relations||Erste Group Bank AG||Researcher||Taylor Bennett|
|Head of Access||RD:IR||Senior Account Manager||EQS|
|Head of Client Relations, EMEA||Orient Capital Ltd||Senior Associate||Howard Kennedy|
|Head of Corporate Access||Berenberg||Senior Client Manager, EMEA Issuer Services||RD:IR|
|Head of Corporate Access, EMEA||HSBC||Senior Client Relations Manager||Orient Capital Ltd|
|Head of Corporate Finance||Wizz Air||Senior Director||Addison|
|Head of Engagement, Responsible Investment||Aviva Investors||Senior Director, Investor Relations||Shire Plc|
|Head of Group Finance||DCC||Senior Equity Investor Relations Manager||Iberdrola|
|Head of International Client Services||NYSE||Senior Investor Relations Manager||BT|
|Head of Investor and Media Relations||Premier Oil||Senior Investor Relations Manager||BT|
|Head of Investor Relations||Aegon||Senior Investor Relations Manager||ISS A/S|
|Head of Investor Relations||Ferrovial||Senior Investor Relations Officer||BT|
|Head of Investor Relations||Iberdrola||Senior Investor Relations Officer||Royal Dutch Shell|
|Head of Investor Relations||J.P. MorganCazenove||Senior IR Consultant||RD:IR|
|Head of Investor Relations||Kerry Group||Senior Manager Investor Relations||FMC|
|Head of Investor Relations||PGE||Senior Manager, Investor Relations||Lloyds Banking Group|
|Head of Investor Relations||Premier Foods||Senior Manager, Investor Relations||Wizz Air|
|Head of Investor Relations||PTSB||Senior Vice President||Wacker Chemie AG|
|Head of investor relations||Roche Holding Ltd||Senior VP Investor Relations||FMC|
|Head of Investor Relations||Ryanair||Senior, Director Investor Relations||AstraZeneca|
|Head of Investor Relations||Shire||Strategy Specialist||BT|
|Head of Investor Relations||SIG||SVP Corporate Access||Jefferies International|
|Head of Investor Relations||Temenos||SVP european corporate sales||Ipreo|
|Head of Investor Relations||Tullow Oil||Vice President||OTC Markets Group|
|Head of Investor Relations, EMEA||Citi||Vice President||Rivel|
|Head of IR||Adidas||Vice President Investor Relations||Deutsche Post DHL|
|Head of IR||Continental||Vice president of, IR advisory, Citi Depositary||Citi|
|Head of IR||Deutsche EuroShop AG||Vice President, Investor Relations||Royal Dutch Shell|
|Head of IR||EasyJET||Vice President, Investor Relations||Valmet Oyj|
|Head of IR||EDP||Vice President, UK Market Intelligence Group||J.P. MorganCazenove|
|Head of IR||Genmab||VP Investor Relations||Norma Group|
|Head of IR||Greene King||VP, Client Management||Deutsche Bank|
|Head of IR||KPN||VP, Client Management||Deutsche Bank|
|Head of IR||Legal & General||VP, Investor Relations||AXA|
|Head of IR||Magyar Telekom||VP, Investor Relations||Paysafe|
Drinks reception celebrating the Euro Top 100
Get in a celebratory mood by attending our drinks reception in honour of the Euro Top 100 Companies. Taking place before the Awards, this is a great excuse for you to have a few drinks with your peers while celebrating the achievements and success stories of all those involved within the IR Community. We guarantee you will then be ready for the main event, the awards, and enjoy a night of great food, drink and entertainment.
Dinner and awards ceremony
Berenberg was established in 1590 and today is one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks. The investment banking division employs 90 research analysts who currently cover more than 500 companies, promoted by a sales force of 50 based in London, New York, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Boston and Hamburg, covering all major European and North American investment centers. Berenberg’s corporate access program consists of more than 500 non-deal roadshows, three flagship conferences, 15 thematic conferences and more than 100 client trips per year.
For more information, please visit www.berenberg.com.
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of December 31, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.
BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com.
Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
Citi Depositary Receipt Services is a leader in bringing quality issuers to the global capital markets and in promoting DRs as an effective capital markets tool. Citi Depositary Receipt Services provides clients with access to a comprehensive suite of value-added resources to support the success of their DR program, including a combination of global and local capital markets intelligence, a significant global equity distribution network of high-quality investors and customized investor relations strategic advisory.
For more information, please visit www.citi.com/dr.
Based in Dublin, Davy is a leading provider of stockbroking, wealth management, asset management and financial advisory services. Our client base encompasses global institutional investors, corporations and private clients. Each day, Davy handles more than 40 per cent of all trading in Irish equities, acting as primary adviser to the majority of listed Irish companies. Davy is also very active in the debt and specialist finance space, being the only primary dealer in Irish government bonds.
Our research offering has taken a pan European sectoral approach in recent years with focus on the industrials, transport, gaming, natural resources and food and beverage sectors.
For more information, please visit www.davy.ie
Deutsche Bank’s DR team is part of the issuer services business within the bank’s global securities services unit. In addition to specializing in administering cross-border equity structures such as ADRs, global DRs and global registered shares, issuer services provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The bank offers a very broad range of services for diverse products, from complex securitizations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings.
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
For more information, please visit www.db.com.
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Digital Investor Relations. More than 8,000 companies worldwide trust EQS’s products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfil complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements to the global investment community.
The EQS COCKPIT, a cloud-based IR workflow platform, digitally maps the work processes of IR Officers, communicates with the company’s website, and distributes company releases via one of the most important financial newswires. With additional products such as websites, IR tools, digital reports, and webcasting solutions, EQS Group is a digital single source provider.
EQS Group was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has developed from a start-up to an international group with offices in the world’s key financial markets. The group employs more than 300 professionals globally.
IR.soft’s IR.manager – along with the IR.mobile app – is the “Investor Relationship Management” and Targeting solution of choice for a growing number of European issuers across all market capitalisations:
IR.manager can supplement your knowledge base with comprehensive, high-quality investment industry intelligence from FactSet, ideal for:
IR.soft: software solutions for optimal Investor Relations. www.irsoft.com
Orient Capital is a global leader in share ownership analysis, equity market intelligence, investor communication, shareholder management technology, global bondholder analysis, institutional targeting & investor perception work.
We are the largest analyser of share registers globally and the dominant provider of equity and debt ownership analytics in multiple markets. We help listed companies identify and track their shareholders, as well as their behaviour, using either local ownership disclosure provisions or our own proprietary methodologies.
We provide IR solutions alongside our proxy solicitation team (D.F. King), combining our experience on debt transactions, acceptance chasing for takeovers, takeover defence, shareholder activist defence, vote matching and corporate governance advisory.
miraqle, our unique web-based platform, is the desktop investor relations solution of choice for over 1,600 listed companies in Australasia, Asia, UK, Europe and Africa. miraqle empowers companies to most efficiently manage their interaction with the capital markets and the functions that arise as a consequence of being listed.
Our products enable companies to maximise the opportunity of public ownership and to reap the benefits of good investor relations. miraqle is the indispensable investor relations tool.
Our London team supports the investor relations programs and corporate transactions for listed companies in over 15 countries across EMEA.
Orient Capital (and D.F. King Ltd) are part of Link Group | Corporate Markets
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace; OTCQB®, The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors.
To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.
Q4 is the fastest growing cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions to the IR Industry with over 1,200 clients. Public companies the world over (many of which are Fortune 1000 brands) look to our leading web and intelligence solutions to power successful (and award winning) IR programs — and to better connect with their investors, make more effective decisions, and understand the capital markets.
Learn more at http://www.q4inc.com.
RD:IR is an independent global Investor Relations consultancy offering a wide range of IR-related analysis, research and advisory services to over 600 UK and international public companies.
From tracking share ownership, to finding new investors and achieving the highest level of voting at shareholder meetings, RD:IR provides unconflicted advice on investor marketing and communication strategies to assist boards, senior management and IR professionals to manage their relationships with the capital markets.
RD:IR’s sophisticated online IR platform combines expert shareholder analysis with a wide range of CRM functionality and reporting, and maintains proprietary global databases of investors for targeting and outreach.
Our business and approach is global but we take pride in our customer service and focus.
For more information, and our contact details, please visit our website http://www.rdir.com/
For more information, please visit www.aeri.es
Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/
Since 12 years now the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/ has been actively working to unite the interests and improve the qualification of local Investor Relations Directors – members of the organization, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and introduce high standards for presentation of the Bulgarian public companies to investors in the country and abroad.
We unite more than 110 Investor Relations Directors of public companies and other issuers of securities, and in 2016 we opened the doors of ABIRD for all colleagues who disclose information in accordance with the Bulgarian and European legislation, and communicate with institutions such as the Financial Supervision Commission, BSE – Sofia and the Central Depository.
ABIRD is an active participant in the Bulgarian capital market, a basic corrective in terms of amendments to the regulation and implementation of the European legislation. Our activities are focused on enhancing the professional qualification of Investor Relations Directors and all of the other officials engaged with investor communication and communication with the institutions on the capital market with the purpose to improve the best disclosure and transparency practices in the activities of public companies and other issuers of securities. We actively cooperate with all institutions and participants in the Bulgarian capital market.
The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors is a collective member the National Corporate Governance Commission, the Capital Market Development Council in Bulgaria, the Corporate Social Responsibility Council to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. Together with our national partners we strive to make Bulgaria a more attractive place for investments.
Contacts: +359 2 9882413 and firstname.lastname@example.org
IR Club is a well-established investor relations community that allows IR professionals to network with peers from all over the world.
IR Club was formed in 2011, to address the need for an online investor relations community. Since then, IR Club has become an overwhelming success and has more than 1,200 members!
The main objectives of IR Club include the promotion of networking, communication, exchange and transfer of knowledge among investor relations professionals – we are particularly interested in the use of social media in investor relations.
IR Club is open to anyone interested in investor relations such as scientists, students and those wishing to make a career change. For the opportunity to mingle with practising IROs at all levels, as well consultants and service providers. Colleagues from the areas of private equity, open-end and closed-end funds, unlisted companies and of course all those who deal with the communication with lenders (creditor relations / fixed income) are welcome, too – we are all one ecosystem.
It takes no time to register as a member and it’s free of charge!
Tel.: +49 177 232 0001
The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is a membership organisation, run by IR professionals for IR professionals, that exists to develop the IR profession in the UK and beyond.
Established in 1980, our mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of our members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.
We have more than 780 members, including representatives from many of the FTSE 100, a growing number of FTSE 250, AIM, Small Cap and overseas listed companies and a wide range of IR advisers and service providers.
Taking place on the morning of the awards ceremony, the IR Magazine Think Tank – Euro Leaders 2017 is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IROs.
It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR. We have over 100 senior IR professionals attending.
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select IR issues.
Visit our think tank website to request an invite.
Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception that celebrates the Euro Top 100, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party! The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. If you are booking 5 or more seats, contact email@example.com to find out more about our special ‘half-table’ offers – 5 places for the price of 4.
Please note that these prices are our early bird prices, which expire on May 26th, 2017. All bookings made after this date, will be charged at our standard rate.
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