IR magazine Announces the Finalists for the Canada Investor Relations Awards
NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IR magazine, the only global publication dealing with the interfacing of companies and their shareholders, is excited to announce the finalists for the 2012 IR Magazine Canada Awards. Based on extensive, independent research conducted by IR Insight, the research arm of IR magazine, finalists have been determined for 23 categories, from best investor relations to best use of reporting and excellence in corporate social responsibility.
IR Insight identified the finalists through a survey of over 250 institutional investors and analysts from across the Canadian market, in the only IR sector awards program where the nominees and winners are determined by Canadian IR departments’ core constituency. The winners will be revealed at the IR Magazine Awards 2012 in Toronto on February 1, 2012.
Key results include:
- Standout performance: TD Bank Financial Group leads the pack, as finalist in nine categories this year. Among them are grand prix – large cap, best investor relations officer – large cap, best IR by a CEO – large cap and best IR by a CFO, large cap.
- Consistent excellence: several other companies were nominated in multiple categories, including Goldcorp (six), CN (six), Bombardier (five), Canadian Natural Resources (five) and ARC Resources (four).
- Repeat performers: 2011 winners nominated again this year include ARC Resources, Cascades, CN, Corus Entertainment, Enbridge, RBC, SNC-Lavalin, Suncor Energy, TD Bank Financial Group and TELUS
Janet Dignan, CEO, Cross Border
‘Successful IR took incredible skill and insight in 2011. Volatile market conditions and changing investor expectations converged to increase demands on investor relations professionals around the world. Again, Canada provides an example to the rest of the world, both in highlighting the importance of IR and in executing on it. This year’s IR Magazine Canada Awards finalists have demonstrated the tangible advantages of communicating effectively and straightforwardly with shareholders and analysts.’
About IR Insight
IR Insight 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, and why. IR Insight 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 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
Cross Border 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 Hong Kong. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are well positioned for growth.
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