2019 Voted awards winners

For the Voted Awards, which recognise excellence in individual and team investor relations, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Extel, an Institutional Investor company, who have helped us to address a larger audience and voting universe comprising the buy- and sell-sides. The nominations included 317 companies and 355 IROs, of which 44 were newcomers to the industry.

Award Categories

Best investor engagement 
Best newcomer to IR
Best IRO - ’The Roddy’
Best overall company IR


Best investor engagement - Winner: Norges Investment Management

Congratulations to Norges Investment Management, who win this award for the first time. The Norges team are applauded for being a very professional and dedicated team.  

(From left to right) Alun Cochrane, Emma Straw from Norges Bank Investment Management and Amani Korayeim from Extel. 

Shortlisted nominees:

Fidelity International
Fidelity Management & Research
Norges Bank Investment Management
Schroder Investment Management
Wellington Management


Best newcomer to IR - Winner: Clio Adam - Unilever

Congratulations Clio! She is described as a very approachable and knowledgeable IRO who has settled into the role very easily. Well done indeed!

(From left to right) Alun Cochrane, James Eves from Deutsche Bank (on behalf of Clio Adam) and Debbie Nathan from Carter Murray. 

Shortlisted nominees:

Clio Adam, Unilever
Jelena Bjelanovic, Lancashire Holdings 
Andrew Carter, Rotork 
Sophie Parker, Burberry Group 
Shaun Yates, AJ Bell  


Best IRO - ‘The Roddy’ - Winner: Edward Thacker - Landsec

Congratulations Edward! Edward is described by the investment community as having a very proactive style, always well-informed and up-to-date. Well done Edward!

(From left to right) Alun Cochrane, Lan Stringer (on behalf of Edward Thacker) from Landsec and Alison Owers from Orient Capital.    

Shortlisted nominees:

Elizabeth Brooks, Premier Oil
Martin Cooper, BAE Systems 
John Dean, IMI 
Allegra Perry, Mulberry Group 
Edward Thacker, Land Securities Group

Best overall company IR - Winner: BAE Systems

BAE Systems Logo

Congratulations BAE Systems! The investment community credit you for an excellent IR programme, always available and with valuable insight. Well done BAE, you’re the best!

(From left to right) Richard Davies from RD:IR, Martin Cooper and Sejal Ierland from BAE Systems, and Alun Cochrane. 

Shortlisted nominees: 

BAE Systems 
Great Portland Estates 
HSBC Holdings 
International Consolidated Airlines Group

Once again we would like to thank Extel, an Institutional Investor company for their hard work in providing the Voted Award winners for 2019.

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