ABAF Awards

The Annual Award competition for Best Financial Communication is an annual quality review for and by experts of the (international) financial community, under the auspices of ABAF/BVFA. It provides a balanced and quantified appreciation of the financial communication practices of a selection of Belgian listed companies.

Last year, the winner of the ABAF/BVFA Awards was Sipef. The company operates agro-industrial activities in the production of oil palm products, i.e. fresh fruit bunches, crude palm oil, palm kernels, crude palm kernel oil, as well as natural rubber, tea, bananas, flowers and foliage.

This year, the Award Ceremony will take place on 15 October 2020.

The company with the highest overall score wins the Award for Best Financial Communication. We survey following key aspects:

  • Non-financial Information (like products and services, strategy, risks etc)
  • Financial Information (like Press Releases, Financial Statements and Notes etc)
  • Investor Relations

We also grant 5 sub-Awards:

  • Best Non-Financial Information / Permanent Information
  • Best Financial Information / Press Releases
  • Best Investor Relations
  • Best Mid & Small Cap
  • Rotating Award: in 2019 we awarded Best Communication on Specific Risks

Why this Award?

With the Award for Best Financial Communication we aim to reward the Belgian listed companies and small and mid-caps that stand out in terms of communication with the financial community. Our main goal is to encourage companies to keep investing in good quality information and communication.

The importance of the Awards can hardly be underestimated given its long track record. On October 15 2020, we will celebrate the Award’s 60th anniversary!

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How to participate?

We welcome both companies and analysts to participate at the Awards Procedure. The survey typically runs from June to September and spans the preceding 12-month period. The results are made public in October and the Awards are represented during the ABAF Awards Ceremony.

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You want to participate to the annual survey of the ABAF/BVFA Award as a listed company or financial analyst or you want some information?

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