Institutional Investor Launches 2023 Developed Europe and 2023 Emerging EMEA Research Rankings

BofA Securities and BNP Paribas Exane share first place as top research provider in the Developed Europe survey

BofA Securities, HSBC and J.P. Morgan share top spot in Emerging EMEA

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Institutional Investor Research (II Research) surveys are the leading provider of market sentiment in the financial industry. Research budgets remain flat and asset managers are using fewer analysts, but demand for bespoke opinion means that close client relationships and “trusted source” status becomes more important than ever before. With MiFID regulations potentially being rolled back across Europe and UK, the focus on the provision of quality research advisory services may result in a more competitive environment and we may see an increase in research teams across the industry.

There were no changes to the industry and country sector categories this year. The 2023 Developed Europe Research results reflects the opinions of 5,462 portfolio managers and analysts (up from 4,692 in 2022) from 1,813 institutions (up from 1,696 in 2022). The total number of votes has also increased from last year, by 11%. Over 180 firms have submitted centralised or coordinated votes, underscoring the robust nature of the results as an accurate reflection of market sentiment.

Results Highlights

Developed Europe Research

The Leaders’ Board remains intensely competitive, with seven companies competing for the honour of being rated best research house. BofA Securities and BNP Paribas Exane were ranked in first place, both with 38 published positions. J.P. Morgan once again follows in third place taking 31 positions with UBS achieving fourth place with 30 ranked teams. Barclays built on the momentum they gathered in 2022, gaining three published positions and rising to 5th overall; Morgan Stanley places sixth. The largest gain on the Leader’s Board came from Jefferies in seventh, which gained 10 positions from 2022. Citi, Bernstein and Kepler Cheuvreux take the final three places in the Developed Europe Top 10, displacing Credit Suisse that shared joint 11th place with Societe Generale.

BNP Paribas Exane once again claims first place in the analyst-ranked tables with 44 positions, followed by BofA Securities (41), J.P. Morgan (35 positions) and Barclays (31), which climbed two places.

Emerging EMEA Research

HSBC and J.P. Morgan were joined by BofA Securities as joint first place in the Emerging EMEA Leaders’ Table all with 17 published positions. Morgan Stanley took fourth place with 8 positions. Citi and UBS shared fifth.

In the commission-weighted analyst tables, the top three positions were unchanged; HSBC came first with 33 published positions, followed by J.P. Morgan with 22 positions and BofA Securities with 18. Morgan Stanley pushed up seven places to 15 to take fourth and UBS came fifth place with 13 positions to complete the leading winners. Vote participation up 14% this year with 934 voters from 286 companies.

David Enticknap, Head of II Research said “With MiFID regulations potentially being rolled back across Europe and UK, the focus on the provision of quality research advisory services may result in a more competitive environment, and we may see an increase in research teams across the industry. The Institutional Investor rankings represent the gold standard in assessment of quality in equity research, recognised globally for the integrity of the process and depth of coverage.”

The results can be found here: https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/research

For more information, or a demo on how to interrogate the data, contact Augusta McKie, Sales Director Research (EMEA), augusta.mckie@iiresearch.com

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Institutional Investor Launches 2023 Developed Europe & Emerging EMEA Executive Team Rankings

36 companies (Core, Large Cap & Small-Mid Cap) came first in at least five voting areas in their sectors in Developed Europe and 16 companies for Emerging EMEA

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Institutional Investor Research (II Research) surveys are the leading provider of independent performance validation and market sentiment across 8 global capital markets. Executive Team surveys are an independent platform for investment and sell-side professionals to evaluate credibility, communication, financial stewardship and capital allocation of corporate leadership, the quality of IR across multiple activities and the effectiveness of the Board of Directors. The results from the survey, an in-depth capability and benchmark analysis, capture the feeling and trust levels of stakeholders in their equity assets.

This year saw 2,733 CEOs, CFOs, and IROs from 1,266 nominated companies receiving votes in the survey. Combined voters saw 1,872 voters from 851 voting companies. The number of votes increased by over 20% since 2022 for the Developed Europe survey and 46% for the Emerging EMEA survey.

2023 Emerging EMEA Executive Team — Core results

281 companies and 503 individuals were nominated across 11 sectors.

Eight companies clinched a clean sweep first place in the combined rankings in five voting areas for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investor Relations Professional, Best IR Company, Best Analyst/Investor Event, Best ESG Metrics, and Best Company Board in their respective sectors:

Al Rajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia, Financials), Coca-Cola Icecek (Turkey, Consumer), Haci Omer Sabanci Holding (Turkey, Industrials), Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (Greece, Technology, Media & Telecommunications), Lamda Development (Greece, Construction & Real Estate), MLP Saglik Hizmetleri (Turkey, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals), Mytilineos Holdings (Greece, Metals & Mining) and Petkim Petrokimya Holding (Turkey, Chemicals).

2023 Emerging EMEA Executive Team — Large Cap results

95 companies and 197 individuals were nominated across 11 sectors.

Six companies clinched a clean sweep first place in the combined rankings five of the seven aforementioned voting areas:

Al Rajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia, Financials), Emaar Properties (United Arab Emirates, Construction & Real Estate), Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (Greece, Technology, Media & Telecommunications), Koc Holding (Turkey, Industrials), Opap (Greece, Consumer) and Turk Hava Yollari (Turkey, Transportation).

2023 Emerging EMEA Executive Team — Small & Midcap results

186 companies and 306 individuals were nominated across 11 sectors.

Ten companies obtained a clean sweep first place in the combined rankings in five of the seven aforementioned voting areas:

Aegean Airlines (Greece, Transportation), Coca-Cola Icecek (Turkey, Consumer), Haci Omer Sabanci Holding (Turkey, Industrials), Lamda Development (Greece, Construction & Real Estate), MLP Saglik Hizmetleri (Turkey, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals), Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries (Greece, Oil & Gas), Mytilineos Holdings (Greece, Metals & Mining), Petkim Petrokimya Holding (Turkey, Chemicals), Piraeus Financial Holdings (Greece, Financials) and Turk Telekomunikasyon (Turkey, Technology Media & Telecommunications).

Amani Korayeim, Director for Europe and Emerging EMEA, says “The Institutional Investor rankings are recognised as an industry benchmark by its stakeholders and determine compensation packages and KPIs for IR teams that are empowered and valued by their leadership teams. Investor Relations is critical in shareholder value creation. In fact, good IR, often recognised through the Institutional Investor’s rankings, can deliver a competitive advantage, and help companies trade at a premium. Conversely, poor IR can lead to the company being traded at a discount, create greater volatility and higher cost of capital. The highest ranked companies in our surveys tend to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their IR activities very closely. These are the teams that take a strategic and deliberate approach to their market engagement, use underlying research data and perception intelligence to continually optimise their IR interaction to close the gap between their competition and lock in prospect targets through a more personalised and targeted outreach. Congratulations to all the top ranked companies this year, we are particularly excited about the new names and regions that are represented in what the market defines as Best in Class IR.”

For the full list of published winners, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com/research.

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Duck Creek Technologies Nomeia Nova Diretora de Finanças

Teresa M. Kim, executiva experiente em finanças de tecnologia irá supervisionar as funções financeiras e contábeis

BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Duck Creek Technologies, fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do seguro de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral, tem o prazer de anunciar a nomeação de Teresa M. Kim como Diretora de Finanças. Kim é líder financeira sênior talentosa com sólida experiência e histórico em computação em nuvem, plataformas de tecnologia e auditoria e consultoria “Big Four”. Ela ingressou na Duck Creek após uma carreira de 20 anos na Akamai Technologies (Akamai), empresa mundial de rede de distribuição de conteúdo e serviços em nuvem, onde recentemente foi vice-presidente (VP) de finanças do grupo de tecnologia em nuvem, supervisionando uma receita de mais de US $ 2 bilhões, ajudando a empresa a criar uma plataforma de escala de categoria internacional. Na Akamai ela também foi vice-presidente de finanças da divisão de mídia e operadoras, ajudando a liderar negociações estratégicas de contratos de clientes de mídia. Ela também ocupou o cargo de controladora assistente, supervisionando a contabilidade e operações globais, liderando uma grande equipe de 120 profissionais, criando centros financeiros de excelência na Índia e na Polônia.

Antes da Akamai, Kim atuou como auditora sênior da Ernst &Young (EY), apoiando clientes no setor de tecnologia, comunicações e entretenimento da EY. Ela iniciou sua carreira em funções de consultoria financeira na KPMG e na Economic Analysis Corporation antes de passar para a contabilidade pública.

“Teresa é uma líder dinâmica e ponderada, com forte perspicácia financeira, foco no cliente e experiência em operações de tecnologia de nuvem e plataforma. Com a Duck Creek dando continuidade à sua concentração no crescimento internacional e na maturidade SaaS, ela será uma tremenda adição para ajudar a direcionar nossa própria transformação estratégica e otimizar nossas operações financeiras”, disse Mike Jackowski, CEO da Duck Creek. “Este é um momento empolgante para todos nós da Duck Creek e estou confiante de que seu talento nos ajudará a continuar criando valor para nossos clientes, parceiros e partes interessadas.”

Kim acrescentou: “Estou muito feliz em me juntar à Duck Creek, pois ela fortalece sua posição de liderança no setor global de seguros. Me sinto honrada em ter a oportunidade de trabalhar em estreita colaboração com Mike e toda a equipe da Duck Creek durante um período de crescimento acelerado.”

Kim fez BA com foco em economia e especialização em estudos asiático-americanos na UCLA. Ela fez MBA e mestrado em contabilidade na Northeastern University. Kim está baseada na região metropolitana de Boston.

Sobre a Duck Creek Technologies

A Duck Creek Technologies é fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do setor de seguros de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral. Somos a plataforma utilizadas como base dos sistemas de seguros modernos, permitindo que a indústria capitalize o poder da nuvem para executar operações ágeis, inteligentes e perenes. Autenticidade, propósito e transparência são fundamentais para a Duck Creek, e acreditamos que o seguro deve estar disponível para indivíduos e empresas quando, onde e como eles mais precisarem. Nossas soluções líderes do mercado estão disponíveis de forma independente ou como um pacote completo disponíveis em Duck Creek OnDemand. Visite www.duckcreek.com para obter mais informação. Siga a Duck Creek nos nossos canais sociais para obter as mais recentes informações – LinkedIn e Twitter.

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Drake Manning
Duck Creek Technologies
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Duck Creek Technologies annonce la nomination d’une nouvelle directrice financière

La société désigne Teresa M. Kim, cadre financière expérimentée en technologie, pour superviser les fonctions de finance et comptabilité

BOSTON, 11 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui définit l’avenir du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD, annonce la nomination de Teresa M. Kim au poste de directrice financière. Mme Kim est une cheffe de file majeure et accomplie dans le domaine des finances, possédant un historique et des antécédents solides en cloud-computing, en plateformes technologiques et en comptabilité publique des « Big Four ». Elle rejoint Duck Creek après 20 années passées chez Akamai Technologies (Akamai), une société de services cloud et un réseau de diffusion de contenu dans le monde entier, où elle était le plus récemment vice-présidente des finances dans son groupe de technologie cloud, supervisant plus de 2 milliards de dollars de recettes tout en aidant l’entreprise à bâtir une plateforme de classe mondiale évolutive. Lorsqu’elle travaillait chez Akamai, elle était aussi vice-présidente des finances dans sa division médias et supports, aidant à mener des négociations de contrats clients stratégiques dans le domaine des médias. Elle occupait auparavant une fonction de contrôleuse adjointe, supervisant la comptabilité et les opérations mondiales à la tête d’une grande équipe de 120 professionnels et bâtissant des centres financiers d’excellence en Inde et en Pologne.

Avant d’arriver chez Akamai, Kim a occupé la fonction d’auditrice supérieure pour Ernst & Young (EY), soutenant les clients d’EY dans le secteur de la technologie, des communications et du divertissement. Elle a débuté sa carrière à des postes de conseil financier chez KPMG et Economic Analysis Corporation avant de passer à la comptabilité publique.

« Teresa est une cheffe de file dynamique et réfléchie associant un puissant savoir-faire financier, une focalisation client importante et une grande expérience dans les opérations technologiques de plateforme et cloud. Alors que Duck Creek continue de se concentrer sur la croissance internationale et la maturité du SaaS, elle sera un atout prodigieux pour aider à diriger notre propre transformation stratégique et optimiser nos opérations financières », a déclaré Mike Jackowski, PDG de Duck Creek. « Il s’agit d’un moment palpitant pour nous tous, chez Duck Creek, et je suis persuadé que son talent nous aidera à continuer à créer de la valeur pour nos clients, nos partenaires et nos parties prenantes. »

Mme Kim a ajouté : « Je me réjouis de rejoindre Duck Creek alors que cette entreprise renforce sa position de leader dans le secteur mondial de l’assurance. Je suis honorée d’avoir l’opportunité de travailler en étroite collaboration avec Mike et toute l’équipe de Duck Creek au cours d’une période de croissance accélérée. »

Mme Kim a acquis sa licence en économie avec option études asio-américaines à l’UCLA. Elle a obtenu son MBA et un master de comptabilité à la Northeastern University. Mme Kim est basée dans le Grand Boston.

À propos de Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies est le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui définit l’avenir du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD. Nous sommes la plateforme sur laquelle les systèmes d’assurance modernes se construisent, permettant au secteur de tirer parti de la puissance du cloud pour mener des opérations agiles, intelligentes et pérennes. Authenticité, mission et transparence sont les mots clés de la philosophie de Duck Creek et, selon nous, l’assurance devrait être au service des individus et des entreprises quand, où et comme ils en ont le plus besoin. Nos solutions faisant figure de leaders du marché sont disponibles séparément ou sous la forme d’une suite complète, et toutes sont disponibles via Duck Creek OnDemand. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.duckcreek.com. Suivez Duck Creek sur ses réseaux sociaux pour connaître les toutes dernières informations – LinkedIn et Twitter.

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‘If I am the worst, then collectively, all of us are the worst’ – IGP

Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tuesday opposed the appraisal of Mr George Alex Mensah, a Commissioner of Police, that he is the worst IGP in the history of Ghana.

He said his administration, which included COP Mensah, was working collectively to ensure that his team became the best in the history of the Ghana Police Service.

Dr Dampare said when he appeared before Parliament’s seven-member bi-partisan Committee probing an alleged secreting recording plotting his removal from office.

‘Mr Chairman, if I am the worst, then collectively, all of us are the worst, including my brother (COP Mensah) who was serving in that capacity as a member of the team that I lead. So I think it was a slip of the tongue on his part,’ he said.

Mr Mensah, a Commissioner of Police (COP), alleged before the Committee that Dr Dampare was the worst IGP in the history of Ghana.

Dr Dampare also told the committee that his administration had carefully learnt from its predecessors and was determined to create a formidable service for generations to come.

‘We are on our way to being the best in terms of all those that have come before us, and we have a good reason for that. We are getting on to become the best in the history of the country. And the reason why we want to be the best under my leadership is that when most of my forebears were there, we saw what they were doing right and saw the challenges. We have the opportunities to learn from them and do things right,’ he said.

Dr Dampare added; ‘We don’t only want to be the best, but we want those who will come after us to perform better than us. And when that happens, we will end up building strong institutions. So it cannot be true that my administration is the worst.’

Parliament’s seven-member bi-partisan Committee is chaired by Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South with Mr James Agalga, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Builsa North as the Vice-Chairman is investigating the veracity of an alleged leaked audio plotting the removal of Mr Dampare.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, a leaked audio recording, allegedly involving a Police Commissioner and a politician discussing a plot to remove IGP Dampare from office circulated.

Consequently, the Minority Caucus in Parliament called for a probe into the leaked tape.

Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament therefore constituted the seven-member bi-partisan Committee to authenticate the audio and probe into the secret recording of an alleged plot to remove Dr Dampare, IGP from office ahead of the 2024 general election on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

The Committee, was, therefore, charged to report back to the House on September 10 2023 but that had not been successful due to the ongoing investigation.

The Committee is made up of three members each from the Majority and Minority sides of Parliament, and a technical person.

Among the members are; Mr Patrick Yaw Boamah, NPP MP for Okaikwei Central; Madam Ophelia Mensah, NPP MP for Mfantseman; Mr Eric Opoku, NDC MP for Asunafo South and Mr Peter Lanchene Tuobu, NDC MP for Wa West as members of the Committee.

While Dr Isaac Lartey Annang, a lawyer and a human rights activist, is a technical person appointed by Mr Bagbin.

Source: Ghana News Agency

National security Minister to appear before committee on Wednesday

Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, Chairman of Parliament’s bi-partisan Committee probing an alleged leaked tape plotting the ousting of Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector General of Police, says Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister for National Security will appear before the Committee on Wednesday.

Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu, a former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and first witness in the ongoing investigation would also make an appearance for further investigations.

Mr Atta Akyea announced the invitations after proceedings on Tuesday in Parliament House, in Accra.

Dr Dampare, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and three other police officers cited by Mr Bugri Naabu as his accomplices in plotting the alleged removal of the IGP from office, appeared before the Committee on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

However, IGP Dr Dampare was the only one who was interrogated following the interrogation of the other police officers by the Committee.

The three police officers are Mr George Alex Mensah, a Commissioner of Police and a former Director General in charge of Technical; Mr George L. Asare, a Superintendent of Police and Mr Emmanuel Eric Gyebi also a Superintendent of Police.

These three police officers were cited by Mr Naabu, also the Paramount Chief of Namong in the North East Region in the Mamprugu Kingdom on Monday, August 28, 2023, when he appeared before the Committee as the voices on the leaked tape which h said was authentic.

He also told the Committee that he hired someone to do the secret recording and paid the individual.

At the end of Tuesday, September 12 proceedings, Mr Atta Akyea, also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South said: ‘All witnesses must appear with their lawyers on Wednesday for the continuation of sittings.’

‘The witnesses should come back tomorrow with their lawyers. The IGP should come with his lawyers, the Minister of National Security should show up with his lawyers and proceedings will continue,’ he said.

Parliament’s seven-member bi-partisan Committee is chaired by Mr Atta Akyea, with Mr James Agalga, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Builsa North as the Vice-Chairman is investigating the veracity of an alleged leaked audio plotting the removal of Dr Dampare.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, a leaked audio recording, allegedly involving a Police Commissioner and a politician discussing a plot to remove IGP Dr Dampare from office circulated.

The Minority Caucus in Parliament called for a probe into the leaked tape.

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin, consequently constituted the seven-member bi-partisan Committee to authenticate the audio and probe into the secret recording of an alleged plot to remove Dr Dampare, IGP from office ahead of the 2024 general election on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

The Committee, was, therefore, charged to report back to the House on September 10, 2023, but that had not been successful due to the ongoing investigation.

The Committee is made up of three members each from the Majority and Minority sides of Parliament, and a technical person.

Among the members are Mr Patrick Yaw Boamah, NPP MP for Okaikwei Central; Madam Ophelia Mensah, NPP MP for Mfantseman; Mr Eric Opoku, NDC MP for Asunafo South and Mr Peter Lanchene Tuobu, NDC MP for Wa West as members of the Committee.

While Dr Isaac Lartey Annang, a lawyer and a human rights activist, is a technical person appointed by Mr Bagbin.

Source: Ghana News Agency