Over 350 people will be in attendance at the IR Magazine Awards – US on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in New York. This very special event honors excellence in the investor relations profession, and will be held at Cipriani, 25 Broadway.
Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys behind the awards. The result: vital benchmarking information on which companies do the best IR.
Over the last two decades the awards program has expanded to recognize more aspects of investor relations, particularly the contributions of senior management, as well as to identify the best IR by sector. In addition, the research now covers the perspective of winning companies in addition to the views of analysts and investors.
We 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 the US. For our researched 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 the US.
In our nominated categories, companies will have the opportunity to nominate themselves or other publicly listed companies, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how winners are chosen can be found below.
Our awards-by-research nominees are determined by the input of hundreds of analysts and portfolio managers, who give their opinions on which companies provide them with the best IR service in the US.
For inquiries about the research process and timeline, please contact [email protected].
Please note that the categories below are subject to change depending on the research results.
View the entire list of 2019 winners and nominees here
The first thing to explain is that our awards are different from most others: 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.
July 2019: Sample selection
IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 30 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. These details are combined with Ipreo’s list of US investment community contacts to produce a total of around 50,000 investors and analysts.
September 2019: Electronic survey
IR Magazine then conducts an electronic survey of buy-side and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. The electronic survey typically receives 200 individual responses from the investment community. These responses then go to Mary Maude Research for initial analysis. The research firm determines what will constitute a representative sample, weighted for industry sector.
September – November 2019: Telephone survey
The telephone survey then gets under way. The researchers conduct in-depth interviews with an additional 250 portfolio managers and analysts across the US. Many of them participate in the study year after year, but there is always a healthy proportion of new respondents each year as well. As the research progresses, the sample is adjusted to ensure appropriate weightings are maintained.
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. 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.
December 2019: Short list compiled
IR Magazine receives the results in December 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.
March 25, 2020: Winners announced
And finally… on the night of the awards, the winners are announced and receive their trophies at a black-tie gala dinner in New York.
Coming soon: Report published
Shortly after the awards, the Investor Perception Study – US 2020 report is published and made available to IR Magazine subscribers.
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For our awards-by-nomination categories, 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.
We are now open for entries and you can submit a nomination via the submission form here. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, December 13.
Please note that the categories below are subject to change.
Awards by nomination categories differ from our traditional researched awards, 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 three simple phases:
Phase one: The IR Magazine editorial team reviews the entries and produces the shortlist.
Phase two: The shortlisted entries are shared with an independent judging panel of industry experts. The judges review each shortlisted entry and select their top two picks.
Phase three: The judges come together for a discussion to select the winners.
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event
Attendees at this year’s event are leading IR practitioners from across the US. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.
Attendees in 2019 included:
|Job title||Attending company||Job title||Attending company|
|Account director||Argyle||Manager, investor relations||LendingTree|
|Account executive||Business Wire||Manager, investor relations||NTT Docomo|
|Account executive, corp governance services||DFIN||Manager, investor relations||Schlumberger|
|Account manager||Investis Digital||Manager, investor relations||The Coca – Cola Company|
|Analyst||Steadfast Financial||Manager, investor relations||T-Mobile US|
|Analyst||Steadfast Financial||Manager, IR & External Communications||The AES Corporation|
|Analyst, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Managing director||Argyle|
|Anchor & correspondent||Bloomberg||Managing director||DFIN|
|Assistant general council||Honeywell||Managing director||ICR|
|Assistant vice president||Alliance Advisors||Managing director||Northwest Strategic Communications|
|Assistant vice president, investor relations||Cognizant||Managing director||NYSE|
|Associate director, strategic growth||Investis Digital||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Business development||Investis Digital||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Chief executive officer||Equiniti||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Chief executive officer||High Touch IR||Managing director & business manager||SVB Leerink|
|Chief executive officer||Q4||Managing Director and senior research analyst||SVB Leerink|
|Chief executive officer||Rose & Company||Managing director, head of corporate access||Mizuho Americas|
|Chief executive officer||WeConvene||Managing director, head of US sales||Mizuho Americas|
|Chief executive officer, depositary receipts||BNY Mellon||Managing director, sales||Q4|
|Chief IR & corporate communications officer||Jack in the Box||Managing director, sales||Q4|
|Chief operating officer||Business Wire||Managing partner||MessageBank|
|Chief operating officer||WeConvene||Managing partner||MessageBank|
|Chief programs officer||NIRI||Managing partner||The Nuvo Group|
|Client success lead||Q4||Managing partner||The Nuvo Group|
|Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director||Okapi Partners||Marketing analyst||DFIN|
|Corporate communications manager||Xylem||Mentor||Merryck & Co. Americas|
|Corporate vice president, investor relations||Tech Data||Partner||Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney|
|Director||The AES Corporation||President||Rose & Company|
|Director||WeConvene||President & chief executive officer||Kadmon Holdings|
|Director, advisory & design operations||Argyle||President & chief executive officer||NIRI|
|Director, bank relations||CMS Energy||Regional director||Business Wire|
|Director, business development||Corbin Advisors||Sales representative||EQS Group|
|Director, business development||EQS Group||Sales representative||EQS Group|
|Director, client services||MerchantCantos||Senior account executive||Joele Frank|
|Director, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Senior account manager||Business Wire|
|Director, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Senior analyst finance||The AES Corporation|
|Director, corporate finance||CMS Energy||Senior analyst, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Director, corporate governance services||DFIN||Senior analyst, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Director, foundation||The AES Corporation||Senior business development manager||EQS Group|
|Director, global risk management||The AES Corporation||Senior capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, investor relations||Blackbaud||Senior director, finance||Honeywell|
|Director, investor relations||CMS Energy||Senior director, marketing||Nasdaq|
|Director, investor relations||Enterprise Products||Senior executive interviewer||Rivel|
|Director, investor relations||Hannon Armstrong||Senior investor relations officer||Blue Apron|
|Director, investor relations||Kadmon Holdings||Senior manager, financial planning & analysis||The AES Corporation|
|Director, investor relations||Wix.com||Senior managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Director, investor relations||Zillow Group||Senior managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Director, investor relations||Tech Data||Senior supervisor, investor relations||BASF|
|Director, investor relations||Voya Financial||Senior vice president||Alliance Advisors|
|Director, IR & corporate communications||Valmont Industries||Senior vice president||Alliance Advisors|
|Director, IR & corporate relations||Ferro Corporation||Senior vice president, business development||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, regional sales||QuoteMedia||Senior vice president, Director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, sales||DFIN||Senior vice president, head of investor relations||Voya Financial|
|Director, sales||EQS Group||Senior vice president, investor relations||Hasbro|
|Director, sales||Q4||Senior, investor relations analyst||Xcel Energy|
|Director, sales & business development||Manhattan Digital Direct||Senior VP, corporate digital marketing practice||Investis Digital|
|Executive assistant||Corbin Advisors||Senior VP, general counsel & CS||The AES Corporation|
|Executive assistant, investor relations||Schlumberger||Senior VP stakeholder engagement & CMO||Weatherford|
|Executive coach & business consultant||Equanimity||Specialist, investor relations||T-Mobile US|
|Executive director, investor relations||Acorda Therapeutics||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive vice president||Business Wire||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive Vice President, Head of Sales||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive VP, relationship management||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president||Corbin Advisors|
|Founder & chief executive officer||Corbin Advisors||Vice president||Corbin Advisors|
|Founder & chief executive officer||Curley Global IR||Vice president||Okapi Partners|
|General manager, US||Wix.com||Vice president||Okapi Partners|
|Global director, investor relations||Anheuser-Busch InBev||Vice President & director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Global vice president, investor relations||Anheuser-Busch InBev||Vice president & director of research||Corbin Advisors|
|Group vice president||Business Wire||Vice president & director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Group VP treasury & investor relations||Albertsons Companies||Vice President & head of investor relations||Coinbase|
|Head of agency partnerships, US||Wix.com||VP, executive comms & public affairs||Honeywell|
|Head of corporate access||SVB Leerink||Vice president, business development||MessageBank|
|Head of corporate action product||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president, client partner||Investis Digital|
|Head of design playground||Wix.com||Vice president, corporate access||RW Baird|
|Head of investor relations||8×8||Vice president, corporate governance services||DFIN|
|Head of investor relations||Ally Financial||VP, corporate strategy & investments||The AES Corporation|
|Head of investor relations||AstraZeneca||Vice president, investor relations||Coca Cola FEMSA|
|Head of investor relations||Cohu||Vice president, investor relations||Etsy|
|Head of investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, investor relations||Foundation Building Materials|
|Head of investor relations||Lazard||Vice president, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Head of investor relations||TCF Financial Corporation||Vice president, investor relations||Hudson Group|
|Head of marketing & communications||SVB Leerink||Vice president, investor relations||Huntsman|
|Head of public relations & communications||Wix.com||Vice president, investor relations||Illumina|
|Head of strategy, IR & interim CFO||MSCI||Vice president, investor relations||Open Text Corporation|
|Investor communications strategist||Red Hat||Vice president, investor relations||Sealed Air|
|Investor relations||AstraZeneca||Vice president, investor relations||Teradata Corporation|
|Investor relations||CMS Energy||Vice president, investor relations||W.W. Grainger|
|Investor relations||CMS Energy||Vice president, IR & corporate comms||U.S. Silica|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, investor relations & treasurer||LendingTree|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, ir advisory||Citibank|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, marketing||Q4|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, marketing & operations||High Touch IR|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, media & investor relations||FactSet|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, new business development||EQ by Equiniti|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, sponsor and partner relations||NIRI|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||VP strategic initiatives & communications||Equilar|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice President, treasurer and investor relations||CMS Energy|
|Investor relations & marketing||iStar||VP, regional head of network management||Credit Suisse|
|Investor relations partner||Q4||Manager, global disclosure services||Business Wire|
|Investor relations specialist||Red Hat||Manager, global sustainability||Xylem|
|Listing relations||IEX||Manager, investor relations||The Coca – Cola Company|
|Listing relations||IEX||Manager, investor relations||Conduent|
|Manager, communications||Q4||Manager, investor relations||Etsy|
|Manager, investor relations||Hasbro|
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