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IR Nordic Markets event – Nasdaq Stockholm – November 29th 2017

Regi’s 20th consecutive IR-study is now finalized.

Over 1 000 individual assessments of Nordic listed companies’ IR-proficiency have been submitted by 400 Sell-side analysts in the Nordics, UK and US.

100 listed companies are included in the study – results will be presented at an event at Nasdaq’s facilities in Stockholm on November 29th.


Read full programme here: IR Event 20 years Nasdaq

Please contact me if you are interested in participating!

Mikael Kärrlander
+46 709 667 000

20th annual IR Nordic Markets study will commence in August 2017

The first edition of the annual IR-study was run in 1997; many of the companies included then are not around any more – many others are. The importance of Investor Relations has not diminished, albeit technical development has Meade many aspects easier to manage. In June 2017, the stock exchange in Stockholm will have introduced >50 new companies – a new record! Regi will commence the IR-study in August, more news and interesting information will be posted.

//Regi June 2017

Information discount and the changing landscape

In recent years, the number of analysts have declined steadily. At the same there have been many IPOs. This makes it more important than ever to properly communicate with the finance market to avoid a potential information discount. Clearly, the shrinking analyst body gets more to do and less time for each company. And this in combination with more communication channels and a higher media noise than ever.

In this year’s study it is not only transparency and clarity/consistency that is requested. Analysts also want help with interpretation of the communication in a softer from. They want ”Comments”, ”Notes”, ”Color”, ”Granularity”, ”Summaries” to help understand the value and impact the information will have on the share. We didn’t see this a few years ago, and it shows how strict fact based valuation is transforming into ”Behavioral valuation”. This will pose new demands on the companies’ financial communication.


Johan Chasseur – Director of Business
+46 70-221 77 97

ICA Gruppen and Gränges best in Sweden in financial communication

According to analysts that participate in Regi’s annual evaluation of public companies Investor Relations function ICA Gruppen (Large) and Gränges (Mid) are the Swedish companies that receive highest score from the analysts that actively follow the companies.

The 19th edition of IR Nordic Markets include 129 public Nordic companies. The evaluation consists of over 20 criteria, from annual report and website to relations with and trust for top management.

Best Companies in Finland are Kemira (Large) and YIT (Mid). For Denmark it is Genmab (Large) and ALK-Abelló (Mid). Norway top scorers are Ocean Yield (Large) and Borregaard (Mid). And in Sweden ICA Gruppen (Large) and Gränges (Mid).

If we look at the criteria CEO top positions for each country are: Tomra Systems – Stefan Ranstrand (NO), Borregaard – Per A. Sørlie (NO), Huhtamäki – Jukka Moisio (FI), Finnair – Pekka Vauramo (FI), Genmab – Jan G. J. van de Winkel (DK), GN Store Nord – Peter Justesen (DK).

First positions for the criteria IRO are: GN Store Nord – Peter Justesen (DK), Kemira – Olli Turunen (FI), Finnair – Kati Kaksonen (FI), Ocean Yield – Marius Magelie (NO), Borregaard – Jørn Syvertsen (NO), Swedish Match – Emmett Harrison (SE), Cloetta – Jacob Broberg (SE) .

We would also like to mention the criteria CFO where Cloetta’s Danko Maras scores highest in the whole Nordics closely followed by Ocean Yield’s Eirik Eide and Tomra’s Espen Gundersen.

IR Nordic Markets 2016 – Reference list

This year over 450 analysts have provided their feedback to Nordic listed companies they actively cover. As the result of more than 1200 answers 129 companies are included in IR Nordic Markets 2016.

If you wish to see the reference list please press here.