The awards studies are independent third-party research surveys, commissioned or conducted by IR Insight, the research arm of IR Magazine. They are also used to identify the winners of our awards for top-flight IR. The researchers talk to analysts and investors to get their opinions of the companies, as well as their views on topical issues affecting IR in the region.
The published studies are reports and analyses of these surveys. They contain thousands of awards points totals for more than 1,000 companies worldwide. From these, a regional ranking can be calculated for each company.
The study respondents are mainly buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. There is no predetermined list of companies to choose from: respondents can nominate any company listed on a stock exchange and domiciled in the region being surveyed.