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Frequently Asked Questions - Researched Awards and IPS - Europe

Why are you asking me to supply IR Magazine with my buy and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers?

IR Magazine conducts research directed at analysts and portfolio managers to vote for companies, IROs and senior management who they consider have provided them with the best IR service.

What is this data used for?

The data will be used to survey the analysts and portfolio managers, and the results will then be collated to create a shortlist for each category for IR Magazine’s regional awards, as well to create Investor Perception Studies.

Is there a data template I can use?

Yes, click here for the data template.  You DO NOT have to use this template if you already have the data in another format.

Can I sign a data sharing agreement?

Yes you can. IR Magazine has a data sharing agreement that clearly shows how we will process and use the data.  This complies with GDPR.

Can I see your privacy policy?

Please see our privacy policy here.

How do I send you my data?

Either via your company FTP secure data transfer site or similar. Send us the FTP site link and password separately, so we can download and save the information securely.


Send the data in an excel file with their names, firm, job title, direct telephone number and their email address to  Please ensure you password protect the file and send us the password in a separate email. 

Will my buy and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers data be used for any other purpose?

No.  Any data you send to us will only be used for the purpose of identifying the best current exponents of IR and surveying investment community views on IR topics.  It will not be used for any other purpose or promotion.

How long will you keep my data for?

IR Magazine will only keep your data for the purpose of the surveys, and will not keep it any longer than three years.  You can also ask us to delete your data at any time by sending an email to 

Will my company data be passed on to any third parties?

No, it will not be passed on to any third parties

Will you let me know when you are conducting the survey?

We will inform you as soon as the survey is underway and give you the opportunity to encourage the investors and analysts who cover your stock to take part.

When will the winning companies and individuals be announced?

Winning companies and individuals from this research will be announced at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe on June 20, 2024. Aside from the awards-by-research, a number of awards categories will be open to awards-by-nomination and the winners decided by a panel of judges

Any other questions

If you have any further questions, please contact Ash Govender or our research team.