SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

April 26, 2013 01:00 ET

Allianz Tops List of Germany's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-Europe Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) -  Allianz, Henkel, and BMW are the top-ranked German companies in the 2013 All-Europe Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual survey of buy-side portfolio managers and analysts and sell-side equity research professionals around the world. 

Strong votes from both buy-siders and sell-siders place Allianz, Henkel, and BMW in the highest positions among German companies and their respective industry sectors in Europe (Insurance, Household & Personal Care, and Auto/Auto Parts). CEOs Michael Diekmann from Allianz, Kasper Rorsted from Henkel, and Norbert Reithofer from BMW claim top-ranked positions in the survey -- as do their Chief Financial Officers, IR Professionals and investor relations programs overall.

German companies continue their strong presence in the 2013 All-Europe Executive Team survey. The country is ranked across 141 first, second or third-place positions in the survey, up nine positions from last year.

Other top-rated German companies in the 2013 study include:

  • Adidas in Retailing/General
  • SAP in Technology/Software
  • Continental and Volkswagen in Autos & Auto Parts
  • BASF, Lanxess, and Linde in Chemicals
  • Deutsche Telekom in Telecommunications Services
  • Fresenius Medical Care in Medical Technologies & Services
  • RWE in Utilities
  • Munich Re in Insurance
  • Hugo Boss in Luxury Goods

The 2013 All-Europe Executive Team is based on the votes of 858 portfolio managers and analysts from buy-side investment firms and 1,580 analysts from sell-side firms. An in-depth feature article profiling the 2013 All-Europe Executive team is in the April 2013 issue of Institutional Investor magazine as well as online at

For more information about the Most Honored Companies and All-Europe Executive Team rankings, please contact Michele Luthin at or +1 (212) 224-3360.

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