About the Sell-Side Awards

AIRA's sell-side awards recognise the contribution and importance of the broking community, in particular, corporate access and sales teams in enhancing the practice of investor relations across Australasian listed entities.

The Awards to be conferred at the 2021 event are:

  1. Best Offshore or Domestic Equities Conference/Corporate Access Day
  2. Best Corporate Access by an Australasian Broker
  3. Best Australasian Retail Broker

VOTING METHODOLOGY

An online survey is distributed to heads of investor relations from ASX 200 companies asking them to score each broking house at out of 10 for each of the awards.  When scoring brokers, consideration should be given to the award criteria and your decision should be based on your experience over the last twelve months.

The following points eliminate any uncertainty around vote stacking:

  • Each Listed Entity is permitted to score each broker once for each award - the system is set up to support this
  • We ask participants to score each stock out of 10
  • A minimum number of responses is required for qualification in each award category
  • We are using a mean score to determine winners

Best Offshore or Domestic Equities Conference/Corporate Access Day

When voting on this award we have asked that consideration be given to the following criteria:

  • Organisation leading up to the conference
  • Quality and breadth of meetings with institutions
  • Quality of overall invitee list
  • Logistics and organisation at the conference
  • Venue rating
  • Quality of activities at the conference 

Best Corporate Access by an Australasian Broker

When voting on this award we have asked that consideration be given to the following criteria:

  • Breadth and quality of investor contacts and relationships
  • Influence on key existing or targeted shareholder base
  • Ability to manage / organise lunches, hosted functions, roadshows and conferences
  • Quality of personnel, including knowledge of the company
  • Corporate contact / feedback / responsiveness quality
  • Investor visits to Australia – frequency/management of visits

Best Australasian Retail Broker

When voting on this award we have asked that consideration be given to the following criteria:

  • Breadth and quality of retail contacts and relationships
  • Influence on key existing or targeted shareholder base
  • Quality of personnel on the desk, including knowledge of the company
  • Corporate contact / feedback / responsiveness quality
  • Consistency and support of analyst recommendation
  • Importance of investor broking relationship in choice of broker

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