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IRNM 2024: Borregaard is best at Investor Relations in the Nordics

Regi’s 26th consecutive Investor Relations-study has been completed. Presented below are the winners and top-three for Best Company, Best IR and Best CFO in each Nordic country.

IRNM is the largest investor relations study for listed companies in the Nordics. The rankings are based on about 700 reviews from financial analysts in the Nordics, UK, EU and the US. Sell-side analysts have rated companies they actively follow, based on objective opinions and personal experience. The survey includes 18 criteria’s, from the annual and quarterly reports to the perception of the relations management and competence of the IRO-team.

The highest ranked company in the category Best Company is the Norwegian company Borregaard. When it comes to excellent performance within Investor Relations, in the category Best IR, Kemira’s IRO Mikko Pohjala holds the best overall score in the Nordics.

 

DENMARK

BEST COMPANY:

  1. Coloplast
  2. DSV
  3. Novo Nordisk

BEST IR:

  1. Novo Nordisk, Daniel Bohsen
  2. Coloplast, Aleksandra Dimovska
  3. DSV, Flemming Ole Nielsen

BEST CFO:

  1. Coloplast, Anders Lonning Skovgaard
  2. GN Store Nord, Søren Jelert
  3. DSV, Michael Ebbe

 

FINLAND

BEST COMPANY:

  1. Kemira
  2. Kesko
  3. Orion

BEST IR:

  1. Kemira, Mikko Pohjala
  2. Kesko, Hanna Jaakkola
  3. Valmet, Pekka Rouhiainen

BEST CFO:

  1. Sampo, Knut Arne Alsaker
  2. Puulio, Ville Ranta
  3. KONE, Ilkka Hara

 

NORWAY

BEST COMPANY:

  1. Borregaard
  2. Salmon Evolution
  3. Norsk Hydro

BEST IR:

  1. Borregaard, Knut-Harald Bakke
  2. Subsea 7 S.A., Katherine Tonks
  3. Equinor, Lars Valdresbråten

BEST CFO:

  1. Norsk Hydro, Pål Kildemo
  2. Borregaard, Per Bjarne Lyngstad
  3. Yara International, Thor Giæver

 

SWEDEN

BEST COMPANY:

  1. Gränges
  2. Volvo
  3. Atlas Copco

BEST IR:

  1. Thule Group, Fredrik Erlandsson
  2. Gränges, Oskar Hellström
  3. Assa Abloy, Björn Tibell

BEST CFO:

  1. Gränges, Oskar Hellström
  2. Volvo, Jan Ytterberg
  3. AAK, Tomas Bergendahl

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Robert Skölfman
robert.skolfman@regi.se
+46707705385

IRO Insight Study 2023: Unveiling Compensation Trends and Strategic Approaches of Industry Professionals

Regi’s latest IRO Insight study has garnered valuable analysis and insights into the prevailing industry trends, as it brings together the perspectives and contributions of over 60 experienced Nordic IR-managers representing primarily mid and large cap companies. Through interviews conducted with these IROs, the study presents a comprehensive overview of the current landscape, offering a wealth of valuable information to stakeholders and industry professionals alike.

According to the survey the average annual salary among IR managers in large and mid-cap companies is approximately 150,000 euros. This suggests that a substantial portion of the IR-managers in the Nordic region may be receiving relatively modest compensation for their roles and responsibilities.

Among the notable findings, the study reveals that 49 percent of the interviewed IROs report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), underscoring the CFO’s vital role in the IR function. Furthermore, when it comes to budget allocation, it becomes evident that the majority of the resources are dedicated to salary expenses for IR-employees.

To attain larger interest from investors, the study delves into the strategies employed by IR-teams. Only 9 percent of respondents prioritize media coverage and visibility, while 32 percent allocate more time for meetings with investors and buy-side analysts. Additionally, 25 percent of IROs focus on roadshows and similar events as a means to attract investor attention.

The study also highlights the growing influence of social media in IR practices, with 65 percent of IR-managers utilizing social media to some extent for their IR efforts. Moreover, an additional 7 percent are planning to incorporate social media into their IR strategies, reflecting the evolving communication landscape.

When considering the factors that affect investors’ decision-making, the study reveals that trustworthiness, encompassing top management, CEO, CFO, and IRO, emerges as the most important aspect. On the other hand, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) rank as the least influential factors according to the perspectives of the interviewed IROs.

Regi’s IRO Insight Study 2023 has shed light on key insights into Nordic IR-manager practices, providing valuable analysis of industry trends. The study equips industry professionals and stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of the current IR landscape, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.

For further details and a comprehensive analysis of the study’s findings, please contact:

Robert Skölfman
CEO
robert.skolfman@regi.se
+46 70 770 5385

Clara Karlsson
Project Manager – Marketing & Communication
clara.karlsson@regi.se

 

About Regi

Regi Research & Strategy is a consulting company that put focus on development within selected industries. Based on deep insight from research, the studies contribute to quality assurance and business development for our clients in investor relations.

IRNM 2022/2023: Tryg is best at Investor Relations in the Nordics

Regi’s 25th consecutive Investor Relations-study has been completed. Presented below are the winners and top-three for Best Company, Best IR and Best ESG in each Nordic country.

IRNM is the largest investor relations study for listed companies in the Nordics. In total, 200 companies have been evaluated in the 25th edition of the study. The rankings are based on over 800 reviews from financial analysts in the Nordics, UK, EU and the US. Sell-side analysts have rated companies they actively follow, based on objective opinions and personal experience. The survey includes 18 criterias, from the annual and quarterly reports to the perception of the relations management and competence of the IRO-team.

The highest ranked company in the category Best Company is the Danish insurance company Tryg. The company has been highest ranked for five years in a row in Denmark. When it comes to excellent performance within Investor Relations, in the category Best IR, Trygs IRO Gianandrea Roberti holds the best overall score in the Nordics.

A new addition to this year’s study is the category Best ESG. ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance and is a measurement of sustainability in companies. The highest ranked within ESG in the Nordics is the Swedish company Kinnevik.

Sweden

Best Company

  1. Thule Group
  2. Swedish Match
  3. Gränges

Best IR

  1. Swedish Match, Emmett Harrison
  2. Gränges, Oskar Hellström
  3. Thule Group, Fredrik Erlandsson

Best ESG

  1. Kinnevik
  2. Gränges
  3. SSAB

Finland

Best Company

  1. Neste
  2. Valmet
  3. Kemira

Best IR

  1. Neste, Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen
  2. Orion, Tuukka Hirvonen
  3. Kesko, Hanna Jaakola

Best ESG

  1. Valmet
  2. Neste
  3. Cargotec

Norway

Best Company

  1. Yara International
  2. Tomra
  3. Gjensidige Forsikring

Best IR

  1. Tomra, Georgiana Radulescu
  2. Yara International, Anika Jovik
  3. DNB, Rune Helland

Best ESG

  1. Tomra
  2. Yara International
  3. DNB

Denmark

Best Company

  1. Tryg
  2. Topdanmark
  3. Nordea Bank

Best IR

  1. Tryg, Gianandrea Roberti
  2. Topdanmark, Robin Hjelgaard Løfgren
  3. Novo Nordisk, Daniel Bohsen

Best ESG

  1. A.P. Møller – Mærsk
  2. FLSmidth & Co.
  3. Chr. Hansen

 

About Regi

Regi Research & Strategy is a consulting company that put focus on development within selected industries. Based on deep insight from research, the studies contribute to quality assurance and business development for our clients in investor relations.

 

PRESS CONTACT

Robert Skölfman
VD
robert.skolfman@regi.se
+46 70 770 5385

 

Nicole Shahnazarian
Junior Project Manager
nicole.shahnazarian@regi.se

This year’s nominees for best IR 2022

Regi’s 25th consecutive IR-study is now finalized – results will be presented on December 16th 2022.

The nominees for best Company, IR and ESG are listed below.

In total, 200 companies have been evaluated by financial analysts they actively follow, based on objective opinions and personal experience. The survey includes 18 criteria, from the Annual Report to the perception of top management’s communication skills and competence.

Over 800 evaluation is behind this year’s study and with a large focus on ESG we received interesting insights.

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

SWEDEN – BEST COMPANY
ASSA ABLOY
Axfood
Electrolux
Gränges
Investor
SEB
Swedish Match
Telia
Thule Group
Volvo

SWEDEN – BEST IR
ASSA ABLOY, Björn Tibell
Axfood, Alexander Bergendorf
Gränges, Oskar Hellström
Investor, Magnus Dalhammar
SEB, Pawel Wyszynski
Swedish Match, Emmett Harrison
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Thomas Kudsk Larsen
Telia, Anders Nilsson
Thule Group, Fredrik Erlandsson
Volvo, Johan Bartler

FINLAND – BEST COMPANY
Cargotec
Huhtamäki
Kemira
Kesko
Neste
Orion
Sampo
Sanoma
UPM-Kymmene
Valmet 

FINLAND – BEST IR
Huhtamäki, Kristian Tammela
Kemira, Mikko Pohjala
Kesko, Hanna Jaakola
Metso, Juha Rouhiainen
Neste, Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen
Orion, Tuukka Hirvonen
Sampo, Sami Taipalus
Sanoma, Kaisa Uurasmaa
UPM-Kymmene, Mika Mikkola
Valmet, Pekka Rouhiainen

NORWAY – BEST COMPANY
Atea
DNB
Gjensidige Forsikring
Tomra Systems
Yara International

NORWAY – BEST IR
DNB, Rune Helland
Gjensidige Forsikring, Mitra Hagen Negård
Mowi, Kim Døsvig
Tomra, Georgiana Radulescu
Yara International, Anika Jovik 

DENMARK – BEST COMPANY
FLSmidth & Co.
Nordea Bank
Novo Nordisk
Topdanmark
Tryg

DENMARK – BEST IR
A.P. Møller – Mærsk, Sarah Spray
Demant, Mathias Holten Moller
Novo Nordisk, Daniel Bohsen
Topdanmark, Robin Hjelgaard Løfgren
Tryg, Gianandrea Roberti

BEST ESG

SWEDEN
Axfood
Electrolux
Epiroc
Gränges
Kinnevik
NIBE Industrier
SSAB
Stora Enso
Thule Group
Volvo

FINLAND
Cargotec
Kemira
Kesko
Neste
Outokumpu
SSAB
Stora Enso
UPM-Kymmene
Valmet
Wärtsilä

NORWAY
Atea
DNB
Gjensidige Forsikring
Tomra Systems
Yara International

DENMARK
A.P. Møller – Mærsk
Chr. Hansen
FLSmidth & Co.
Novo Nordisk
Tryg

 

About Regi

Regi Research & Strategy is a consulting company that put focus on development within selected industries. Based on deep insight from research, the studies contribute to quality assurance and business development for our clients in investor relations.

 

PRESS CONTACT

Robert Skölfman
VD
robert.skolfman@regi.se
+46 70 770 5385

 

Nicole Shahnazarian
Junior Project Manager
nicole.shahnazarian@regi.se

 

INDUSTRY STUDY IRNM FINISHED – MANY COMPANIES LACK IN THEIR ESG COMMUNICATION

The yearly Investor Relations Nordic Markets-study by Regi is now closed.

Every year Regi carries out the largest study of listed companies. Both companies of mid cap and large cap
participate in the study. Sell-side analysts rate companies they actively follow, based on both objective opinions
and personal experience. This year’s study is based on more than 800 evaluations and 200 companies have
been evaluated. Some of the most significant insights this year are regarding ESG. The term stands for
“environmental, social and governance” and is a measure of sustainability. Above all, it shows that 50% of the
analysts don’t know if the companies are aware of future regulations in this area. Consequently, they don’t know if
they are working proactively with it. This indicates deficiencies regarding either the communication or the work
itself.

– The study shows that the listed companies still have a lot of work to do regarding the ESG directives, or
at least when it comes to communicating this to the analysts that actively follow them, says Robert
Skölfman, CEO at Regi.

However, looking at longer cooperations, the analysts are more content. In longer cooperations analysts also
seem to believe that the ESG reporting is a more valuable complement to the assessment of the company. Six
out of ten analysts who covered the company for 6+ years believe the ESG reporting is a valuable complement to
the ongoing assessment of the company. Compared to four out of ten when analysts worked with the company for
less than 2 years.

Analysts who covered the companies longer are also more satisfied with the communication of ESG issues than
the analysts who covered the company for shorter than 2 years. Sustainability continues to be one of the most
relevant topics in 2022. The effects of working actively with it are both favorable for society and company profit.

The nominees for this years IR Nordic Markets will be announced the 9th of December.

About Regi
Regi Research & Strategy is a consulting company that put focus on development within selected industries.
Based on deep insight from research, the studies contribute to quality assurance and business development for
our clients in investor relations.

PRESS CONTACT

Robert Skölfman
CEO
robert.skolfman@regi.se
+46 70 770 5385

Nicole Shahnazarian
Junior Project Manager
nicole.shahnazarian@regi.se