SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

March 23, 2015 17:30 ET

Airbus Group Leads Institutional Investor's 2015 All-Europe Executive Team

U.K.-Based Reckitt Benckiser, France's Technip Also Earn High Marks in Annual Analyst-Perception Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) -  Airbus Group captures first place on the 2015 All-Europe Executive Team, Institutional Investor's exclusive annual ranking of the region's corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals. This is the second year in a row that the Netherlands-based aerospace and defense company has led the lineup.

Complete survey results can be found at www.institutionalinvestor.com/rankings.

U.K.-based consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Group claims the No. 2 spot. In third and fourth place, respectively, are French oil field services provider Technip and Continental, an auto components and tire maker headquartered in Germany. Rounding out the top five is Swiss metals and mining outfit Glencore.

II asked portfolio managers and sell-side analysts to name the best CEOs, CFOs and investor relations professionals at the European companies they cover, and to evaluate these companies on their performance in each of eight IR attributes, including providing access to senior managements, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, and so on.

Winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, May 27, in London.

The 2015 All-Europe Executive Team reflects the opinions of nearly 870 buy-side analysts and money managers at 485 firms that collectively manage an estimated $4.5 trillion in European equities, and from 1,110 sell-side analysts at close to 160 institutions.

For more information, please contact Michele Luthin at michele.luthin@institutionalinvestor.com or (212) 224-3360.

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