Dubai, 27 September 2018: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has been named ‘Leading Corporate for Investor Relations in the Middle East’ at the 2018 Middle East IR Association (MEIRA) Annual Awards ceremony, which recently took place at the Bulgari Resort in Dubai.
Continuing its winning streak FAB scooped two further awards at the event. The bank was awarded the ‘Leading Corporate for Investor Relations in the UAE’ for the second consecutive year, while FAB’s head of IR, Sofia El Boury, was named the ‘Best Investor Relations Professional in the UAE’, bringing the overall tally to three awards. The wins underscore FAB’s commitment to investor relations best practice.
The awards recognise top Investor Relations leaders in the region for the quality of their work and are based on the results of the MENA Extel Survey - the leading survey of the investment community. As part of the survey, buy- and sell-side analysts vote to pick the top performers in each market every year.
Sofia El Boury, Head of Investor Relations at FAB, said: “We are incredibly proud to have received such recognition from our partners and peers in the investment community. Each award serves as testament to the robust relationships FAB has built, and continues to build upon, with investors and analysts. As we continue to Grow Stronger, these accolades motivate us to achieve even greater heights. We would like to take this opportunity to thank MEIRA for its unrelenting support over the past decade to promoting best investor relations practice in the region, and supporting the development of capital markets.”
In its 10th edition, the MEIRA Annual Conference and Awards is the region’s largest Investor Relations event and brings together locally listed firms, international corporates, investors, research analysts, advisors, as well as representatives of the region's regulatory bodies. The conference provides delegates with a networking platform and encourages dialogue around market challenges and best practices, while educating participants and stakeholders on the importance of investor relations, transparency and corporate governance.