It’s that time of the year again when black ties and long dresses get an airing at various awards ceremonies.
First up was the IR Society’s Best Practice Awards 2016 held on Tuesday 22 November. As Gold Sponsor, RD:IR was well represented, hosting 5 tables of clients and staff. MD, Richard Davies, awarded the grand prize of Best Overall Company IR to Shire plc.
A full list of the winners can be found below.
Best Annual Report
International – Phosagro / Small Cap & Aim – McBride / FTSE 250 – DS Smith / FTSE 100 – Arm Holdings
Most Effective Sustainability Communications
International – BASF / FTSE 250 – Go-Ahead Group / FTSE 100 – Anglo American
Best Digital Reporting
International – Geberit / Small Cap & Aim – Inland Homes / FTSE 250 – Evraz / FTSE 100 – Old Mutual Group
Best Use Of Digital Communications
International – Gazprom Neft / Small Cap & Aim – Shanks Group / FTSE 250 – Hays / FTSE 100 – British Land
Best IPO IR Communications – McCarthy & Stone
Best Overall Communication of Company Investment Proposition
Small Cap & Aim – Eurocell / FTSE 250 – Pennon Group / FTSE 100 – Taylor Wimpey
Best Newcomer To IR – Charlotte McBride, J Sainsbury
Best IRO – Greg Feehely, Asos
Best Overall Company IR – Shire
The second awards ceremony of the week was Investment Week’s “Investment Company of the Year Awards 2016” (in association with the AIC) held on Thursday 24 November. RD:IR works very closely with the Investment Trust community and was delighted to see so many clients among the winners.
Those honoured with awards are listed below.
Quantitative Award Categories
UK Equity Income – Finsbury Growth & Income
UK Equity and Bond Income – Henderson High Income
UK Growth – JPMorgan MidCap
UK Smaller Companies – Rights & Issues Investment Trust
Private Equity – HarbourVest Global Private Equity
Single Country – New India Investment Trust
Europe – Henderson EuroTrust
Asia – Pacific Assets
Global – Scottish Mortgage
Overseas Income – Henderson International Income Trust
Overseas Smaller Companies – Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon
Emerging Markets – BlackRock Frontiers
Flexible Investment – RIT Capital Partners
Specialist Income – CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities
Specialist – Worldwide Healthcare
Property (joint winners) – Picton Property Income & TR Property Investment Trust
VCTs – Unicorn AIM VCT
Qualitative Award Categories
Best New Issue – Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust
Best New Issue VCT – Puma VCT 12
Group of the Year – Baillie Gifford
Outstanding Industry Contribution – Andrew Bell, Witan
Congratulations to all winners and best of luck for 2017.