Analysts to rate quality of investor relations at listed companies

South African investment analysts and portfolio managers are currently sharing their opinions on the quality of investor relations from the JSE’s listed companies in the inaugural Intellidex Top Investor Relations Survey.

The study is asking both sell-side and buy-side analysts to assess the quality of investor relations at South Africa’s listed companies to get high quality insights from investment professionals that will inform public awards.

“We’re calling on the entire South African analyst community to participate in our first Top Investor Relations Survey; it’s their opportunity to improve the quality of engagement they have with listed companies and ultimately encourage better communication and engagement – so there is a clear upside for buy/sell side to provide input,” says Dr Stuart Theobald, founder and chairperson of Intellidex.

The Intellidex Top Investor Relations awards are going to become a critical barometer of how companies are doing and they will vie for recognition from the industry, just like with many other Intellidex awards.

Dr Theobald said he was looking forward to seeing how South Africa’s listed companies are rated, not just in general terms but in the finer details too. The findings will award investor relations teams in the main JSE sectors and an overall winner; special mentions will also be made based on the outcomes of the research.

Invitations to participate in the survey have been extended by email to all known investment research firms (sell-side) in South Africa and be open to individual analysts in each firm and to fund managers (buy-side).

In media partnership with Business Day, the results will be published and promoted in early 2022 through their print and online platforms. The project adds to Intellidex’s leading research in capital markets including Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts and the Intellidex Top Securities Brokers surveys.

Investment analysts and professional investors are eligible to complete this survey here.

By completing the survey, Intellidex will donate R50 on your behalf to one of the following organisations:

Intellidex launched South Africa’s inaugural Investor Relations Survey on 12 October 2021, and results will be published in Q1 of 2022.