The survey conducted by Institutional Investor among about 1,400 institutional investors and financial analysts indicates that the bank, first also for ESG aspects, is the real point of reference for the Italian system after Draghi. Stefano Del Punta best CFO, Marco Delfrate first among investor relations professionals
by Ennio Bassi
If markets and international operators are looking for a solid point of reference and quality interlocutor in Italy between Mario Draghi and the new post-election government, they find the answer in Intesa Sanpaolo, the country’s largest and most reliable banking institution. This is established by the 2022 ranking drawn up by the independent research company Institutional Investor in which Intesa Sanpaolo is confirmed as the first bank in Europe for relations with institutional investors and financial analysts and for ESG aspects. Not only that, from the authoritative analysis the institute led by Carlo Messina also emerged as the first bank among the “Most Honoured Companies” for the quality of investor relations.
Reading the report by Institutional Investor, it also shows that within the European banking sector, Carlo Messina – Managing Director and CEO of the Group – is the best Chief Executive Officer for the fifth year since the introduction, seven years ago, of the ranking that takes into account the votes of both institutional investors and financial analysts.
“The prestigious awards received again this year,” Messina said, “on the basis of which we are at the top of the European rankings, reflect our ongoing commitment to improving – even in completely new conditions – the quality of our relationship with the market and our sensitivity to ESG issues. We are particularly proud – concluded Intesa’s CEO – to see investors’ appreciation confirmed in the year of presentation of our 2022-2025 Business Plan, an appreciation aimed at the Bank’s industrial projects together with our ability to achieve significant objectives in a very challenging context”.
Intesa Sanpaolo’s affirmation was general. In addition to Messina, other top executives of the leading Italian bank also received important awards: Stefano Del Punta was the best Chief Financial Officer for the sixth year; the Investor Relations team, led by Marco Delfrate and Andrea Tamagnini, was the best for the fifth year; Marco Delfrate was first in the ranking dedicated to Investor Relations Professionals for the fifth year. In addition, Intesa Sanpaolo was ranked first for ESG aspects in European banks for the third year. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Intesa Sanpaolo’s Board of Directors ranked first among European banks in the relative ranking, introduced for the first time this year.
During the Europe & Emerging EMEA Equities Awards ceremony, held in London on 7 September, Intesa Sanpaolo also received first prize in the following categories: Grand Prix – Best Overall Company in Investor Relations and Best Company in Investor Relations – Financial Institutions.
The awards assigned by Institutional Investor – which are based on the results of an extensive survey conducted among approximately 1,400 institutional investors and financial analysts – testify to the strong appreciation of the international community for an Italian excellence with an international vocation and a strong focus on sustainability, while recognising the quality of the CEO and management team, which has long been at the top of the European rankings in the preferences of investors and financial analysts.
Institutional Investor is an independent research provider with a high reputation among institutional investors and financial analysts, which has been operating in the market for over 50 years.
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