Most effective overall communication of company investment proposition

The judging panel was looking for evidence of clear and concise communication of an investment proposition. They considered the channels used and consistency of messaging, as well as transparency around material issues. The investment proposition should be supported by linkages to strategy, business model, sustainability and risk. It should also highlight the company’s market position and differentiating, competitive advantages. Investors should be presented with adequate information to give context to the investment proposition as well as sufficient detail around current performance and future prospects. Key to the communications highlighted will be demonstrating the innovative approaches which have been developed to effectively meet investor needs.

Award sub-categories

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