8 Northumberland Avenue, London
The IR Magazine Awards – Europe will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019 to honor excellence in the investor relations profession. The awards, now in its 29th year, will host the IR community from across Europe at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.
In 2019, we will once again present two types of award categories – researched and nominated – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in IR across Europe.
For our awards-by-research categories, companies do not submit nominations. Instead, hundreds of analysts and investors cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in Europe.
For our awards-by-nomination categories, companies will have the opportunity to nominate themselves or other publicly listed companies, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our awards by research. Further details about how to submit a nomination will be announced shortly. In the meantime, click here to register your interest for our awards-by-nomination categories.
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Our awards-by-research nominees are determined by the input of hundreds of analysts and portfolio managers, who vote for the companies, IROs and senior management who provide them with the best IR service in Europe.
The research survey for the 2019 awards will begin shortly. To ensure that the buy and sell-side analysts and the portfolio managers that you currently deal with are invited to take part in the survey, please send an Excel file with their names, firm, their direct telephone number and their email address to [email protected].
You can find further details of the awards-by-research categories below. Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final research results announced in 2019 - you can view the list of 2018 winners here.
Don't forget to scroll down to view details about the awards-by-nomination categories and how you can submit a nomination.
The first thing to explain is that our awards by research are different from most others and from our awards by nomination: for our awards by research, companies do not submit nominations. The winners are identified by in-depth research and any publicly traded company is eligible to be considered. This survey is the only one of its kind to go directly to the investment community, via a combination of an electronic survey and one-to-one telephone interviews, canvassing the opinions of the people who matter to you most.
November – December: Online survey
IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 20 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. A preliminary electronic survey of buy-side and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers is then conducted.
December – February: Telephone survey
The responses from the electronic survey then go to Mary Maude Research for initial analysis. The research firm determines what will constitute a representative sample, weighted for Europe’s industry sectors and geographical regions. It then conducts in-depth interviews with 500 portfolio managers and analysts across Europe. As the research progresses, the sample is adjusted to ensure appropriate weightings are maintained.
March – April: Results analysis & short lists
Once the survey stage of the research is completed, the final analysis is undertaken. The companies with the highest scores make the short lists for the awards categories, and the points are further analyzed to identify the best exponents of IR by sector and by country.
The independence of our research is crucial to the integrity of the whole awards program, so IR Magazine sees the results only once the research is complete. This ensures a transparent, independent set of results that IROs can trust as a valuable benchmarking tool.
IR Magazine receives the results in March and contacts the short-listed companies to give them the good news. The short list is then published to the entire IR community the month before the event.
June: Winners announced
This year’s winners will be announced live on stage at a black-tie awards ceremony in London on June 20, attended by the leading lights of European investor relations.
July: Report published
After the event the Award Winning IR – Europe 2019 report will be made available to professional subscribers to IR Magazine. This report will profile the top ranked companies and reveal information on how they conduct their IR activities and why investors voted for them.
For further information on this year’s investor survey, please contact Janet Dignan at +44 20 8004 6322.
In our awards-by-nomination categories, we offer individuals and companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our awards-by-research categories. Please note that categories are subject to change.
Interested in entering the 2019 awards by nomination categories? Click here to enter your details to be notified for when nominations open.
View the list of winners from 2018 here.
The awards by nomination differ from our traditional awards by research, as individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial members.
The judging process is made up of two simple phases:
Phase 1: Judges are sent all submissions for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the criteria. The judges scores will then be collated and averaged, which will form the initial short lists.
Phase 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and runners up, where applicable, in each category.
The judges scores will not be shared with nominees, however, comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. The judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
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Our awards provides a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the European IR community. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.
Sponsoring the event will provide:
To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.
Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party!
The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for corporate IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. Please note that these are our early bird rates which expire on May 10, 2018 – any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.
If you have any questions or need any assistance with booking, please contact Alice Kenning on +44 20 8004 6214 or at [email protected].
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