Jen O’Toole is a Director in Global Corporate Client Group at NYSE Euronext. She is responsible for managing...
After two months of waiting, the investor relations community has finally learned which companies do it best!
At the IR Magazine US Awards, held on March 24, 2011 at Cipriani Wall Street, the voices of analysts and institutional investors were heard. Pimm Fox, of Bloomberg, announced the nominees and celebrated the winners, who ascended the stage to claim their awards.
Categories included: best investor relations officer, best investor relations by a CEO (and also by a CFO), best earnings call, best IR website and best financial reporting (a full list of categories and winners can be found below).
Covidien, an NYSE-listed company, was the evening’s big winner, walking away with four awards – including the highly coveted grand prix for best overall investor relations by a large-cap company. Cole Lannum of Covidien was named top IRO at a large-cap company, with Kenneth Ohashi, of NYSE-listed company Aéropostale, taking home the prize for best IRO at a mid-cap company.
IR magazine – visited the NYSE the afternoon before the awards to tour the floor, meet with their specialists and ring the closing bell.
Please visit the photo gallery. (Password IRM123)
So, what does it take to win an IR Magazine US Award? Well, you have to do a great job of communicating with shareholders and analysts all year long. The winners are determined by surveys and interviews with these key constituencies. Not a beauty contest by any stretch of the imagination, it takes innovative practices, discipline and results to land on the stage.
Of course, there are a few things you can do to better the odds that you’ll be recognized as one of the top IR professionals in the country. IR magazine editor at large Neil Stewart offers a few tips, as well as a list of the ten biggest IR mistakes you can make.
Ready to see the full list of winners? Click here!