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Feb 27, 2024

Moody’s and Boston Scientific lead pack for nominations at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2024

Both companies will contest large-cap awards for best overall IR and best IRO

Moody’s and Boston Scientific have emerged as early leaders at the upcoming IR Magazine Awards – US 2024, securing seven and six nominations, respectively.

Financial intelligence and ratings company Moody’s, which was nominated for just one award last year, appears on seven short lists this year, including for best investor event (large cap), best use of social media and video and best use of technology including AI.

It will come up against the Massachusetts-headquartered biomedical firm Boston Scientific and chip maker NVIDIA Corporation in several categories, including the much-coveted best overall investor relations (large cap) award and the best IR by a senior management team (large cap).

NVIDIA, which is nominated in four categories, will also see its head of IR Simona Jankowski compete with Moodys’ Shivani Kak and Boston Scientific’s Lauren Tengler to be crowned best investor relations officer (large cap), alongside General Electric’s Steven Winoker, Verizon Communications’ Brady Connor and Zscaler’s Bill Choi.

Both Californian cloud security company Zscaler and New York-based financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co are nominated in five categories.

Elsewhere, Permian Resources and JB Hunt Transport Services – which are each named on three short lists – will contend the best overall investor relations (mid-cap) gong alongside Lennox International, Regions Financial Corporation, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Zillow Group. Revvity, General Electric and Microsoft have also been short-listed in three categories each.

Meanwhile, there are US Awards debuts for five companies in the short list for best overall investor relations (small cap): DMC Global, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Newmark Group, PROG Holdings and The RealReal, alongside the returning Zeta Global Corp.

The IR Magazine Awards – US 2024 will take place on Wednesday, March 27 in New York. This very special event honors excellence in the investor relations profession across the US.

Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys that fuel the awards. The result: vital benchmarking information on which companies do the best IR. In recent years, the awards program has expanded to recognize more aspects of an IRO’s role as we add new categories to the list and give IR teams the opportunity to nominate themselves.

This year also marks the first time IR Magazine will present an award for best investor targeting strategy, one of the evening’s many awards-by-nomination categories. For these awards, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members.

A few tables and seats are still available for the gala evening. For more information, please click here.

Laurie Havelock

Laurie has been part of the IR Magazine team for more than a decade, starting out as a reporter and research editor before becoming editor in 2023. He was previously acting business editor at the i newspaper and deputy business editor at The Daily...