The East Coles 2017 AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS S&P/ASX100 & S&P/ASX200

The East Coles 2017 AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS S&P/ASX100 & S&P/ASX200
The East Coles 2017 AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS S&P/ASX100 & S&P/ASX200
Sydney, Sep 26, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - 2017 AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS S&P/ASX100 & S&P/ASX200 - A2M, ABC, APA, BAP, BPT, BTT, CSL, CQR, CTD, GMG, GUD, IRE, JHG, MQA, MQG, OSH, SDF, VCX, WES

The 2017 East Coles Corporate Performance Awards was held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney to honour the highest achievers across the S&P/ASX100 and S&P/ASX200.

This gala event saw corporates from across Australia gather to be recognised for their success over the past year, as voted by the funds management community.

The event was live streamed to a global audience by, and we would like to thank our other media partner ABN Newswire for providing distribution on every institutional desk and terminal across the globe.

Wesfarmers took out the top prize for 'Best Company' across the S&P/ASX100 with Non-Executive Director James Graham AM in attendance to collect their Awards. Wesfarmers also won 'Best Board' and 'Best ESG' across the S&P/ASX100.

There was a tie for 'Best CFO' across the S&P/ASX100 with Peter Fredricson from APA Group and Roger Thompson from Janus Henderson jointly taking out the 'Best CFO' Award. APA Group also took out 'Best Investment Desirability'.

Oil Search was voted the stock with the 'Best Growth Prospects' out of the S&P/ASX100, whilst Mark Dehring and his team at CSL took out the Award for 'Best Investor Relations'.

Craig Louttit, CFO at A2 Milk, was on hand to collect his Award for 'Best CFO' across the S&P/ASX101-200. Craig's C-Suite partner at A2 Milk, CEO Geoff Babidge, took out the Award for 'Best CEO'. A2 Milk was also voted 'Best Company' across the S&P/ASX101-200.

Iress took out the Award for 'Best Board' across the S&P/ASX101-200, with Bapcor voted Best 'Investment Desirability' & 'Best Growth Prospects'.

Entertainment for the event included a sublime performance from the incredibly talented electric violin artist Jane Cho that captivated the audience. Jane has headlined world-class events around the globe from London through to Dubai including Australian Fashion Weeks. Other entertainment included a fashion show from Kaliver, a label that is one of Australia's brightest rising stars from designer Roni Cross and models were kindly supplied by Bella Management.

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This prestigious annual event is voted on by over 50 prominent financial services organisations, where equities analysts from both fund managers and brokerage houses score the S&P/ASX200 stocks they cover across 25 categories. The scores are then used to create league tables, with the idea being to provide a feedback mechanism between the investment community and the S&P/ASX200 to enhance market efficiency.

A list is provided below of the successful companies honoured at the Awards Night


APA Group       Best Investment Desirability
APA Group       Best CFO, Peter Fredricson (joint)
CSL             Best Investor Relations
Janus Henderson Group  Best CFO, Roger Thompson (joint)
Oil Search     Growth Prospects
Wesfarmers     Best ESG
Wesfarmers     Best Board
Wesfarmers     Best Company


Bapcor                 Best Investment Desirability
Bapcor                 Best Growth Prospects
Iress                  Best Board
The A2 Milk Company    Best Company    
The A2 Milk Company    Best CEO, Geoff Babidge
The A2 Milk Company    Best CFO, Craig Louttit


Macquarie   Best Equities Research
UBS         Best Equity Capital Markets Advisory
UBS         Best Equities Dealing Desk
UBS         Best Equities House


Morgans           Best Small & Mid Caps Research
Morgans           Best Small & Mid Caps Dealing
Taylor Collison   Best Equity Capital Markets Advisory
Taylor Collison   Best Equities Dealing Desk
Taylor Collison   Best Equities House



Wesfarmers   Best CEO, Richard Goyder
Wesfarmers   Best CFO, Terry Bowen
Wesfarmers   Best Investor Relations, Aleks Spaseska

Diversified Financials & Insurance

BT Investment Management   Best Leadership    
BT Investment Management   Best Investment Desirability
BT Investment Management   Best Shareholder Value Focus
BT Investment Management   Best ESG
Janus Henderson Group      Best Company
Janus Henderson Group      Best Board
Janus Henderson Group      Best Investor Relations
Janus Henderson Group      Best Strategy
Janus Henderson Group      Best Growth Prospects
Macquarie Group            Best CEO

Energy & Materials

Adelaide Brighton   Best Investment Desirability          
Adelaide Brighton   Best Capital Management
Oil Search          Best CEO, Peter Botten

Health Care

CSL   Best Investment Desirability
CSL   Best Credibility
CSL   Best Shareholder Value Focus
CSL   Best Capital Management
CSL   Best Strategy                     
CSL   Best ESG

Infrastructure & Utilities

Macquarie Atlas Roads    Best Shareholder Value Focus
APA Group                Best CEO, Mick McCormack
APA Group                Best Board
APA Group                Best Investor Relations

Real Estate

Vicinity Centres   Best Remuneration Policy
Vicinity Centres   Best Investor Briefings, Penny Berger
Vicinity Centres   Best Disclosure
Vicinity Centres   Best ESG
Goodman Group      Best Company
Goodman Group      Best Board
Goodman Group      Best CEO, Greg Goodman
Goodman Group      Best CFO, Nick Vrondas
Goodman Group      Best Investor Relations



G.U.D. Holdings        Best CFO, Martin Fraser
G.U.D. Holdings        Best Shareholder Value Focus
Corporate Travel Mgt   Best Company
Corporate Travel Mgt   Best Investment Desirability
Corporate Travel Mgt   Best Investor Briefings
Corporate Travel Mgt   Best Disclosure

Energy & Materials

Beach Energy   Best Credibility
Beach Energy   Best Investor Relations
Beach Energy   Best Operational Management


Steadfast Group   Best Investment Desirability
Steadfast Group   Best CEO, Robert Kelly
Steadfast Group   Best Company
Steadfast Group   Best CFO, Stephen Humphrys
Steadfast Group   Best Growth Prospects

Food & Household

The A2 Milk Company   Best Board
The A2 Milk Company   Best Investment Desirability
The A2 Milk Company   Best Growth Prospects
The A2 Milk Company   Best Strategy


Iress   Best Company
Iress   Best Earnings Quality
Iress   Best Capital Management

Real Estate

Charter Hall Retail REIT   Best Capital Management
Charter Hall Retail REIT   Best Investor Relations, Philip Cheetham


Bapcor   Best Strategy
Bapcor   Best Investor Relations
Bapcor   Best Company
Bapcor   Best CEO, Darryl Abotomey
Bapcor   Best CFO, Greg Fox
Bapcor   Best Board


Account Management / Research Sales   UBS, George Kanaan & Team
Banks                                 Morgan Stanley, Richard Wiles & Team
Building Materials                    Deutsche, Emily Smith & Team
Commodities                           Macquarie Team
Construction & Engineering            Macquarie Team
Corporate Access                      Macquarie Team
Database                              Macquarie Team
Derivatives                           Deutsche Team
Diversified Financial Services        Citi, Nigel Pittaway & Team
Diversified Metals & Mining           UBS, Glyn Lawcock & Team
Economics                             Goldman Sachs Team
Energy                                UBS, Nik Burns & Team
ESG                                   Credit Suisse, Sandra McCullagh & Team
Food & Beverages                      Credit Suisse, Larry Gandler & Team
Gaming                                UBS, Matt Ryan & Team
Health Care                           UBS, Andrew Goodsall & Team
Infrastructure                        Macquarie, Ian Myles & Team
Insurance                             UBS, James Coghill & Team
Media                                 Morgan Stanley Team
Other Metals & Mining                 Credit Suisse, Michael Slifirski & Team
Paper, Packaging & Chemicals          Macquarie Team
Quant                                 Credit Suisse Team
Real Estate                           Macquarie, Paul Checchin, Rob Freeman & Team
REIT's Dealing                        UBS, Tim Leah & Team
Retail                                Morgan Stanley, Tom Kierath & Team
Sales Trading & Facilitation          UBS, David Singer & Team
Small Cap Dealing                     Morgans Team
Small Caps                            UBS, Jordan Rogers & Team
Steel                                 CLSA Team
Strategy                              Goldman Sachs Team
Telecommunications                    Macquarie, Andrew Levy & Team
Transport                             Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Utilities                             Macquarie, Ian Myles & Team

A note about Transplant Australia

Transplant Australia saves lives

Transplant Australia exists to enrich and celebrate life. Our vision is for Australia to lead the world in organ and tissue donation and transplantation - saving lives, improving quality of life and providing much needed care and support.

Our members share a special bond, having all been touched in some way by transplantation. They include those awaiting transplantation, donor families, living donors, transplant recipients, and the doctors, nurses and co-ordinators working in the organ and tissue donation and transplantation sector. While they have their own unique story to tell, they are part of a team that serves to celebrate and cherish the greatest gift of all - life itself.

A note about East Coles technology

Gordon Cairns Chairman of Origin Energy and Woolworths stated: "The East Coles Corporate Performance platform provides a powerful set of strategic analytics and investor tools which are not available elsewhere. It should be a critical component of every Board's decision-making process".

About East Coles

East Coles Australia is the leading financial markets research firm across the Asia-Pacific region. Conducting research in the Corporate Performance, Investment Banking and Equities Markets spaces, East Coles utilises its unique technology platform to provide subscribers with the most granular insights into their clients' and stakeholders' perceptions.

In existence for over 20 years, East Coles has developed deep relationships with key market participants to ensure the highest quality data samples. With offices in Australia and Asia, our mission is to inform and assist our clients with the most relevant and actionable analytics.



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