Voting begins for IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018

Nov 30, 2017
Tell your investors and analysts to watch out for the survey invitation in their inboxes

Research is now under way for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018. IR Magazine has sent out emails inviting the investment community to take part in its Europe awards survey, which will decide the winners of next year’s event. The online survey will be open until December 15th.

Please encourage the portfolio managers and analysts you deal with to take part and if they have not received a survey invite please ask them to contact us at survey@irmagazine.com and we will provide them with their own unique link to the survey.

Research timeline:

November – December: Online survey

IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 20 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. A preliminary electronic survey of buy-side and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers is then conducted.

December – February: Telephone survey

The responses from the electronic survey then go to Mary Maude Research for initial analysis. The research firm determines what will constitute a representative sample, weighted for Europe’s industry sectors and geographical regions. It then conducts in-depth interviews with hundreds more portfolio managers and analysts across Europe. As the research progresses, the sample is adjusted to ensure appropriate weightings are maintained.

March – April: Results analysis & short list announced

Once the survey stage of the research is completed, the final analysis is undertaken. The companies with the highest scores make the short lists for the awards categories, and the points are further analyzed to identify the best exponents of IR by sector and by country.

The independence of our research is crucial to the integrity of the whole awards program, so IR Magazine sees the results only once the research is complete. This ensures a transparent, independent set of results that IROs can trust as a valuable benchmarking tool.

IR Magazine receives the results in March and contacts the short-listed companies to give them the good news. The short list is then published to the entire IR community the month before the event.

June: Winners announced

The winners will be announced live on stage at a black-tie gala dinner event in London on June 28, 2018 attended by the leading lights of European investor relations.

For further information on IR Magazine’s investment community surveys, please contact research@irmagazine.com

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