German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS is leading the way in nominations for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2019 with the Metzingen-headquartered firm up for six trophies on the night.
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Among the categories HUGO BOSS is nominated for are the coveted awards for best overall investor relations and best investor relations officer (both in the small to mid-cap categories) for head of IR Christian Stöhr. It’s also in the running for best IR in the consumer discretionary sector and three more categories from the awards-by-nomination section: best investor event (small to mid-cap), best IR website (mid-cap) and best annual report (mid-cap).
The popular awards by nomination – which this year received more than 150 entries across a range of categories – are also where the next two most-nominated companies have received the greatest number of nods.
BASF, another German giant, is in the running for four awards on the night: three awards by nomination plus best in sector for materials. Finnish paper and pulp company Valmet – also up for four awards on the night – is short-listed exclusively in awards-by-nomination categories.
The winners of these awards are chosen by a panel of judges, this year comprising: Mike Allen, head of research at Zeus Capital; Claire Berthier, fund manager at Trusteam finance; Heinrich Ey, co-CIO for European and German mid/small cap at Allianz Global Investors; Caroline Shaw, head of fund and asset management at Courtiers; Francesca Suarez, sustainability analyst at Mirova; Edouard Vecchioli, co-founder of Parus Finance; Gervais Williams, senior executive director at Miton Group; and IR Magazine senior reporter Garnet Roach.
After HUGO BOSS, BASF and Valmet, a host of companies are nominated for three trophies each, with many firms up for the two most coveted awards of the night: best overall investor relations and best investor relations officer.
The winners of these trophies are determined through extensive research with the investment community and a total of 13 firms are nominated across the two categories for best overall IR (large cap and small to mid-cap). Across the two cap sizes for best IRO, 12 companies have been nominated, with several companies short-listed for both prizes on the night.
The short lists for these categories are:
Best overall investor relations (large cap)
Deutsche Post DHL
EDP – Energias de Portugal
Best overall investor relations (small to mid-cap)
REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais
Best investor relations officer (large cap)
Allianz: Christian Lamprecht & Oliver Schmidt
AstraZeneca: Thomas Kudsk Larsen
Banco Santander: Sergio Gámez
EDP – Energias de Portugal: Miguel Viana
Iberdrola: Ignacio Cuenca & Diego Morón
RWE: Gunhild Grieve & Martin Vahlbrock
Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap)
EDP Renováveis: Rui Antunes
Enagás: César García & Antonio Velázquez-Gaztelu
HUGO BOSS: Christian Stöhr
Kemira: Olli Turunen
Lanxess: Oliver Stratmann
SEGRO: Harry Stokes