Top-performing investor relations teams celebrated at annual Wall Street gala
New York — IR magazine, the only global publication dealing with the interface between companies and their shareholders, is excited to announce the winners of its annual investor relations awards in the US. Held in association with Bloomberg L.P., the IR Magazine US Awards 2011 recognized the leading investor relations teams with 31 awards in important areas such as earnings calls, corporate governance and crisis management. Executives and their IR teams were celebrated for demonstrating the key competencies and actions that result in enhanced transparency and shareholder communication.
Winners of the IR Magazine US Awards 2011 were determined through a rigorous research and selection process managed by XbInsight, IR magazine’s research arm. Surveys and interviews with analysts and investors provided the information necessary for the ultimate selection of the winners in each category.
A full list of winners by category is provided below.
Janet Dignan, CEO, Cross Border Ltd ‘It’s always interesting to see what is happening in the US market for investor relations. This is where you see many of the world’s leading practices originate, and today’s winners will likely define IR globally for years to come. The nominees and winners we celebrated tonight will undoubtedly have a worldwide impact: you saw tomorrow’s standard take the stage at the IR Magazine US Awards.’
Award winners Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap Covidien
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – mid-cap F5 Networks
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small cap United Online
Best investor relations officer – large cap Cole Lannum Covidien
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap Kenneth Ohashi Aéropostale
Best investor relations officer – small cap Carol DiRaimo Jack in the Box
Best investor relations by a CFO – large cap William Wheeler MetLife
Best investor relations by a CFO – mid-cap John Steele Werner Enterprises
Best investor relations by a CFO – small cap Victoria Reich United Stationers
Best investor relations by a CEO – large cap John Chambers Cisco Systems
Best investor relations by a CEO – mid-cap Emanuel Chirico Phillips-Van Heusen Corp
Best investor relations by a CEO – small cap Richard McCullough Petroleum Development Corp
Lifetime achievement in investor relations Mickey Foster
Best financial reporting JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best investor relations website Microsoft
Best earnings calls Covidien
Best corporate governance Berkshire Hathaway
Most progress in investor relations Apple
Best M&A investor relations Oracle
Best crisis management JPMorgan Chase & Co
Best investor relations by a continental European company in the US market Roche Holding
Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market Li & Fung
Best investor relations by sector Basic materials Peabody Energy
Consumer goods Johnson & Johnson
Consumer services McDonald’s
Energy Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Financials JPMorgan Chase & Co
Industrials United Technologies Corp
Utilities Northeast Utilities
Sponsors The IR Magazine US Awards are held in association with Bloomberg, L.P. Our other sponsors are:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barclays Capital BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts Business Wire Computershare and Georgeson Deutsche Bank ADR Group General Electric Company Innisfree M&A Incorporated Ipreo Laurel Hill Advisory Group MacKenzie Partners Marketwire MessageBank NASDAQ OMX National Investor Relations Institute NYSE Euronext Okapi Partners OnDemandIR PR Newswire UBS Wells Fargo
About XbInsight XbInsight is IR magazine’s research brand, building on the publication’s established global research efforts. Since 1991, IR magazine has taken its renowned investor perception study around the world, to markets as diverse as Brazil, China, Singapore, the Nordic region, South Africa, Canada, the UK and the US. In every market, the process is the same: each year thousands of buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers are asked which companies have the best investor relations. XbInsight is building on that expertise for its new series of studies examining successful investor relations practice and the key drivers of investor sentiment. To generate customized reports on your global peer group, please visit our website: www.insideinvestorrelations.com/research.
About IR magazine IR magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts events in the US, the UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Brazil. Inside Investor Relations (www.insideinvestorrelations.com) is the magazine’s companion website, which includes daily news updates that are highly relevant to investor relations professionals. Visit www.insideinvestorrelations.com for more details.
About Cross Border Ltd Cross Border Ltd publishes IR magazine and Corporate Secretary. Based in New York and London, the company reaches highly targeted audiences in the investor relations and corporate governance communities through the two magazines and accompanying newsletters, events and websites. With roots in the Economist Group, we are renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Our flagship publications, IR magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, London and Shanghai. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are well positioned for growth.
Contact for Cross Border Ltd
Tom Johansmeyer, 212.430.6864, firstname.lastname@example.org