Best IR communications and engagement programme

IR Principles

Please note that for all awards categories, companies need to emphasise how they have successfully addressed the following IR principles:

  • Having an equity story and investment case that are clearly communicated across all stakeholders and deliver long-term value creation
  • Helping investors, analysts and others to understand the growth and value drivers of a company, such that there is a fair and orderly market in its shares
  • Meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements around disclosure and focusing on greater transparency of information both internally and externally

Award Description

For this award we are looking for effective and successful implementation of an investor relations communications and engagement programme, that both reflects and supports the strategy and goals for the business.

The IR strategy should include and be supported by the following elements:

  • An appropriate reporting calendar
  • Presentation and statement to reflect strategy and performance
  • Monitoring and management of company forecasts and analyst estimates
  • Investor engagement through roadshows, site visits, divisional updates, product launches, etc.
  • A website that gives a clear and concise picture of the company while also providing a forum for regulatory information.

Overall, judges will be looking for evidence of an effective and successful investor relations communications and engagement programme. In addition to the entry statement, entrants should include materials to support their entry and data that evidences this activity.

Best IR Communications and Engagement Programme will focus on, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Roadshows and investor meetings
  • Investor factsheets
  • Investor presentations
  • Capital markets days
  • Corporate websites
  • Site visits
  • Use of video
  • Other supporting investor materials /data

2020 award winners

International

QuantiFire

QuantiFire is a specialist investor research and engagement business based in London.

Our senior team has developed an innovative, technology-driven service that facilitates highly efficient direct engagement between investors and the companies that they are interested in. We help investors to communicate with companies, and companies to better understand the needs and interests of their investors.

By researching and analysing the views, priorities and interests of large numbers of key individuals, QuantiFire provides clear and actionable intelligence that helps our clients to exceed expectations.

www.quantifire.co.uk

Sponsor

QuantiFire
QuantiFire

Winner

Polymetal

Polymetal

Instinctif Partners

The judges commended Polymetal for making excellent progress in areas such as sustainability and governance, and for delivering a robust set of materials that clearly and consistently articulated the investment proposition and were easy to navigate.

Shortlist

BASF
BASF

Polymetal
Instinctif Partners

Valmet
Valmet

FTSE 250

Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts

Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipts team is part of the Trust &Agency Services business within the Corporate Bank. In addition to specialising in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and Global Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The bank offers a broad range of services for a diverse set of products, from complex securitisations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings. Deutsche Bank is a leading client-centric global universal bank serving 28 million clients worldwide. The 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: https://adr.db.com

Winner

Babcock

Babcock

Black Sun

The judges felt Babcock had made significant progress in its efforts to reshape the narrative and had articulated the strategy and investment proposition in an open and informative manner.

Shortlist

Babcock
Black Sun

G4S
Black Sun

William Hill
Black Sun

FTSE 100

Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts

Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipts team is part of the Trust &Agency Services business within the Corporate Bank. In addition to specialising in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and Global Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The bank offers a broad range of services for a diverse set of products, from complex securitisations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings. Deutsche Bank is a leading client-centric global universal bank serving 28 million clients worldwide. The 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: https://adr.db.com

Winner

Ocado Group

Ocado Group

Jones & Palmer

Ocado Group was praised by the judges for articulating a complicated story and changes across the business this year. The investment case was clearly set out in the investor section of the website, which was flagged as being excellent, and in its presentation materials. The company also made good use of video to deliver its messaging.

Shortlist

British Land
Black Sun

Ocado Group
Jones & Palmer

Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell