ABAF/BVFA Awards 2021

On 10 November 2021 took place the 61st edition of the ABAF/BVFA Awards at the premises of Proximus, our last year’s winner. The ceremony was also live streamed on our website. In the build-up to the ceremony, we organized a panel debate around ESG and which impact ESG has on the job of financial analysts.

And the winner is...

In 2021, the overall winner of the Award for Best Financial Communication went to Solvay.  

On top of the overall Award, several sub-awards among which a rotating award, were granted. This year the rotating Award focused on holding companies / investment companies.

Winners of the 2021 sub-awards:

1. Best Forward Looking Information: Proximus
2. Best Investor Relations: KBC Group
3. Best Mid & Small Cap: Barco
4. Rotating Award: Best Holding / Investment Company: Quest for Growth

(Picture: Valérie-Anne Barriat & Geoffroy d'Oultremont - Solvay)


Broadcast – Enjoy again the 61st ceremony of Best Financial Communication Award

  • Welcome – Hans Buysse (Chairman ABAF/BVFA) & Guillaume Boutin (CEO Proximus)
  • Panel discussion: ‘What does ESG do to financial analysts?
    • introduction by Wim Allegaert (Chairman BelIR)
    • Rudy Vandorpe (Head Portfolio Management ING)
    • Mark Reid (CFO Proximus)
    • Ophélie Mortier (Head of SRI at Degroof Petercam)
    • Jan Longeval (board member ABAF/BVFA)
    • Ita Demyttenaere (Head of Benelux Client Advisory team Sustainalytics)
  • Awards Ceremony – Luc Van der Elst (Vice-Chairman ABAF/BVFA) & Hans Buysse