Countdown to Canada: five questions ahead of the awards

Jan 28, 2016
<p>Who&rsquo;s in the running for the February 4 event?</p>

With the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2016 just a week away, we look at five questions that will be decided on February 4 at The Carlu in Toronto. All the winners and nominees are decided by an independent survey of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts.

1. Will the front-runners end up on top?
CN leads the short lists at this stage with a highly impressive 10 nominations, followed by Canadian Pacific Railway on nine. Can either of them convert nominations into awards? TD Bank Group, on six nominations and the most consistent winner in recent years, will want to have a say, too.

2. Will WSP Global prove the surprise package?
After receiving no nominations last year, WSP Global appears on six short lists in 2016. The company is up against stiff mid-cap competition, however, from Agnico Eagle Mines (seven short lists), ARC Resources (six) and Stantec (four).

3. Who is leading the way for small-cap IR?
The main prize for small-cap companies sees a face-off between Alamos Gold, last year’s winner Capstone Mining, Interfor and Trinidad Drilling.

4. Who will triumph in each sector?
The IR teams you benchmark yourself against are your sector peers. We’ll be revealing the winning companies in nine sectors: communications, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, industrials, materials, technology and utilities.

5. Which company shone most at launch in 2015?
Four companies compete for the prize of best IR for an IPO. They are Cara Operations, Seven Generations Energy, Stingray Digital Group and Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure.

A wide variety of other awards will be handed out on the night, from best IR by a CEO to best investor meetings and best use of technology. To find out more about the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2016, please click here.

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