Left to right: Henk Jan ten Brinke (Ahold), Bart Koops (Beter Bed), Bisera Grubesic (TomTom), Frank Sonnemans (Kendrion),
Peter van Driel (Royal Dutch Shell), Jaap Jan Fit (In front, Wereldhave).
Royal Dutch Shell Winner
BE Semiconductor Industries
Beter Bed Holding Winner
Arun Rambocus | Randstad
Henk Jan ten Brinke | Ahold Winner
JJ Traynor | Royal Dutch Shell
Bisera Grubesic | TomTom Winner
Jaap-Jan Fit | Wereldhave
Jeroen van Harten | Corbion
Bart Koops | Beter Bed Holding
Frank Sonnemans | Kendrion Winner
Wendy Winkelhuijzen | Van Lanschot
Winners of Dutch Investor Relations Awards 2016
The Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) handed out the Dutch IR Awards yesterday evening. The awards are presented to companies and professionals that excel in maintaining their relations with investors and analysts by means of good and clear disclosure, accessibility, knowledge and reliability. During the ninth edition of this awards, held in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, prices were awarded for Best Company in the field of IR and Best IR Professional, to Dutch companies and professionals.
The nominations for the awards are based on a European study by WeConvene Extel combined with follow-up research by Citigate First Financial. In this follow-up research Dutch analysts and investors were asked which Dutch based companies and professionals excel in the field of Investor Relations to their opinion. Last year’s winners were excluded from participation. Based on the results of this study, an independent specialist jury consisting of Corné van Zeijl (ACTIAM), Henk Slotboom (the IDEA!), Holger Weeda (BNP Paribas IP), Maarten Hartog (Teslin) and Willem Burgers (Add Value Fund) selected the winners.
"The basis of Investor Relations of companies and professionals is and remains to continuously inform analysts, shareholders and other financial stakeholders in the right way about the company. The IR professional is an important instrument herein and can add a lot of value for a company. A good IR-policy can make the difference by engaging in a dialogue in all situations, by listening and by taking the right actions. Investors appreciate this quality and this is reflected in this year’s nominations.
The jury took all these criteria into careful consideration and came unanimously to a decision. The jury is of the opinion that the general level of Investor Relations in the Netherlands is high and that it has increased considerably in the past years. We hope that these awards will be an incentive for companies to continue to increase the level of Investor Relations."
Citigate First Financial has been the corporate and financial communications agency in the Netherlands for over 20 years. We advise and support companies and organisations in the protection, shaping and strengthening of their reputation. We have a strong track record, based on years of experience.
Our team consists of more than 25 professionals, all of whom have a unique match of knowledge and experience in their own field. Citigate First Financial is based in Amsterdam and is part of Huntsworth, a global PR group headquartered in London.
The desire to grow our business while maintaining the connection with our rich heritage makes Berenberg what it is today. Everyone is accountable for their actions and this framework drives our responsible, attentive, extensive and expert approach. That is why we have earned our reputation as a trusted adviser that focuses on delivering long-term solutions for our clients.
The Rabobank Group is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. Being a strong and sustainable cooperative bank, we differentiate ourselves with innovative and longer-term solutions. The Rabobank Group has grown over the past 40 years into an international financial services provider with activities in more than 120 countries, with more than 600 offices abroad. Rabobank is dedicated to being a leading customer-centric cooperative bank in the Netherlands and a leading food and agri bank in the world.
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ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank and holding a significant stake in the listed insurer NN Group NV. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s more than 52,000 employees offer retail and commercial banking services to customers in over 40 countries.
ING Group shares are listed (in the form of depositary receipts) on the exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA, ING.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock Exchange (ADRs: ING US, ING.N).
Sustainability forms an integral part of ING’s corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World). where ING is among the leaders in the Banks industry group.
ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally.
In the Netherlands, clients are offered a comprehensive and full range of products and services through omni-channel distribution including advanced mobile application and internet banking.
Internationally, we are active in areas in which we have substantial expertise.
In 2015 we have been involved in all big Dutch IPO’s including our own.
This year ABN AMRO has been upgraded from Gold to Platinum Sponsor.
Innovation has always been--and will continue to be--part of our DNA. Today, the company is firmly established as a technology provider and strives to be the leading technology, trading, and intelligence provider to capital markets.
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our unique, cross-asset class solutions equip our clients with the information and tools they need for more effective decision-making and a more efficient workflow. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and has more than 800 employees, serving clients in every major financial hub around the world.
In July 2014, Extel became WeConvene Extel following the acquisition of the Extel business by WeConvene. The combined new business offers a global corporate access platform, Extel market surveys, bespoke studies and an integrated broker voting service.
D.F. King is the leading global provider of proxy solicitation services, founded in 1942. The company comprises two sister businesses which work together to deliver a seamless global service: D.F. King Inc in the Americas, which is owned and managed by Link Group network company American Stock Transfer & Trust Company Ltd (AST); and D.F. King Ltd, which is owned and managed by Orient Capital and services clients in all markets outside the Americas. With offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt D.F. King Ltd secures shareholder support for listed companies across EMEA in situations such as annual general meetings, extraordinary meetings and takeovers. Our services include proxy solicitation, acceptance chasing for takeovers, takeover defence, shareholder activist defence, vote matching and corporate governance advisory.
Orient Capital is a global leader in share ownership analysis and identification, market intelligence, investor communication, proxy solicitation and shareholder management technology.
We are the largest analyser of share registers globally and the dominant provider of equity ownership analytics in multiple markets. We help companies identify and track their shareholders, as well as their behaviour, using either local ownership disclosure provisions or our own proprietary methodologies.
miraqle® is our unique web-based platform through which our products are delivered or managed, empowering companies to most efficiently manage their interaction with the capital markets and the functions that arise as a consequence of being listed. Our products enable companies to maximise the opportunity of public ownership and to reap the benefits of good investor relations. miraqle® is the indispensable investor relations tool.
RD:IR is an independent global Investor Relations consultancy, working from offices in the City of London, offering a wide range of analysis, research & advisory services to over 600 public companies across Europe and further afield. We are committed to providing senior management, IR professionals and corporate secretaries with the data, technology and market intelligence to manage their relationships with capital markets and other stakeholders in the most efficient way possible. Please get in touch.
Company Webcast, the undisputed market leader specialised in truly professional webinars and webcasts. With more than 10,000 live webinars and webcasts annually, we work with virtually every major corporation.
Our in-depth knowledge of webinars is based on 10-plus years of experience. We are happy to share our knowledge with you, our customer and partner, in order to contribute to your success. Benefit from our expertise through our service offering and our RoyalCast Formats.
Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with more than 1 300 issuers worth €2.8 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 25 issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base.
Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies is the leading Financial communication advisory agency on the Dutch market and advises Management Boards and Supervisory Boards of national and foreign companies.
The agency is invariably involved in all important transactions, both national and cross-border. Particularly in the larger deals, where several (international) parties are involved, Hill+Knowlton Strategies plays a prominent role. Furthermore Hill+Knowlton Strategies supports private equity parties in transactions. The team of M&A communications experts, who have an impressive track record of impactful transactions, provide strategic advice in close consultation with external financial and legal counselors.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Netherlands is part of the international Hill+Knowlton Strategies organization, with 88 offices across 49 countries.
With over 70 years' experience in corporate transactions and investor relations, Georgeson is top of the league table for high profile deals, while enjoying significant success with the smallest of general meetings.
Wherever you want to go, we've been there − whatever you want to achieve, we've done it before.
Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation to the investment management industry. Founded in Paris in July 1997 as the equity brokerage business of Bank Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, Kepler Cheuvreux has diversified its business model along the following lines:
Debt & Credit
Tangelo simplifies the process of writing, managing, and publishing annual reports and other professional documents. The cloud-based platform makes it easy to produce print materials, websites, and mobile web apps from a single, centralized source document.
The enterprise software solution helps businesses save time and resources with remote collaboration tools, Excel worksheet integration, and automatically formatted layouts that follow customized style guidelines. While Tangelo’s technology continues to evolve to meet customers’ latest needs, its focus always remains on providing powerful, intuitive, and cost-effective solutions.
CMi2i addresses current and future needs of listed companies, and their advisors, within the global capital markets.
CMi2i specialises in providing Capital Market Intelligence, Investor Relations Advisory, Corporate Governance Advisory and Proxy Solicitation services to Issuers and their Advisors. Its senior team brings decades of experience in market data analysis, shareholder identification, investor targeting, Investor Relations Advisory and Proxy Solicitation services, drawn from a detailed working knowledge of the key capital market participants, corporate governance and regulation.