SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

November 15, 2016 09:00 ET

Schlumberger, T-Mobile and Boston Scientific Corp. Among Big Winners on Institutional Investor's 2017 All-America Executive Team Rankings

Latest Ranking from Institutional Investor Links Clear, Consistent and Proactive Corporate Engagement to Investor Loyalty

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - Institutional Investor is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 rankings of America's top CEOs, CFOs, Investor Relations Officers and Investor Relations programs. This year, 3,178 individuals, up from 2,133 in the previous year, voted in the All-America Executive Team rankings. More than double the number of investors voted in this year's survey across 45 business sectors. The IR programs were evaluated on six criteria including, accessibility of senior management, authoritative IR, transparency of financial reporting and more.

New Research from Institutional Investor links clear, consistent and proactive corporate engagement to investor loyalty; those executive intangibles that look beyond straight price performance.

A surge of direct commentary was received from investors and analysts -- with intangibles cited as reasons for recognition. One typical comment from an investor cited how top CEOs "consider corporate culture and productivity when balancing the short- and long-term interests of stakeholders." Another, "showing an ability to withstand investor pressure and instead do what is right for the company across the cycle."

Top Performing Companies and their Sectors Include:
     
JPMorgan Chase & Co.   Banks/Large-Cap
Gilead Sciences   Biotechnology
Intercontinental Exchange   Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges
Moody's Corp.   Business, Education & Professional Services
Danaher Corp.   Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry
Boston Scientific Corp.   Life Science & Diagnostic Tools and Medical Supplies & Devices
Charter Communications   Media
Visa   Payments, Processors & IT Services
Home Depot   Retailing/Broadlines & Hardlines
Microsoft Corp.   Software
T-Mobile US   Telecommunications
Delta Air Lines   Airlines
Hilton Worldwide Holdings   Gaming & Lodging
HCA Holdings   Health Care Facilities & Managed Care
Schlumberger   Oil Services & Equipment
Sealed Air Corp.   Paper & Packaging
Starbucks Corp.   Restaurants
     
Top Performing CEOs and their Sectors Include:
         
Jamie Dimon   Banks/Large-Cap   JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jeffrey Bezos   Internet   Amazon.com
Mark Zuckerberg   Internet   Facebook
David Cote   Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry   Honeywell International
Satya Nadella   Software   Microsoft Corp.
         
Top Performing CFOs and their Sectors Include:
         
Ruth Porat   Internet   Alphabet
Amy Hood   Software   Microsoft Corp.
Marianne Lake   Banks/Large-Cap   JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Carol Tomé   Retailing/Broadlines & Hardlines   Home Depot
Daniel Comas   Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry   Danaher Corp.
         

Institutional Investor is launching its inaugural mid cap rankings across 45 sectors, recognizing those companies between $2-10bn in market cap separate from the rest of the market. One IRO shared, "This is a great initiative...understanding how we're benchmarked against our market cap peers will be extremely useful."

Will Rowlands-Rees, Managing Director of Research at Institutional Investor commented, "With the economic uncertainty caused by a China slowdown, Brexit decision and US elections now behind us, coupled with continued inflows into passive vehicles at the expense of actively managed equity, it's even more important for companies to engage their investors and key stakeholders, tell their story, and ensure it's understood. This year we had a tremendous response in our survey, really showcasing the firms that have been most successful in the last 12 months at executing their investor outreach and strategy, and with a new focus on midcap companies in addition to our overall research, we're delighted to be able to help showcase new companies that have a great story, and are excelling at telling it."

For the full list of winners, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com

The Most Honored Companies from the All-America Executive Team rankings will be recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on March 7, 2017.

For more information, please contact Ursula Kizy at ukizy@institutionalinvestor.com or
(212) 224-3124.

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