Liberum Media Analyst Ian Whittaker won CityAM’s Analyst of the Year Award for 2014 Thursday night, with his high-profile analysis around companies such as ITV, Pearson and Vivendi reaping plaudits from the judges.
"Ian has done brilliantly, really raised his own profile and that of the firm," the judging panel said.
Ian was one of two Liberum analysts on a shortlist of five, the second consecutive year that he made the cut.
Liberum Utilities Analyst Peter Atherton was on a shortlist of analysts that CityAM said "all stand out for their impressive foresight in their respective sectors and their revered reputations in the industry." They are "truly at the top of their game," it added.
Ian’s award caps the most successful year in Liberum’s history and follows its best results in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey, the annual analyst surveys which rank broker and independent research based on the responses from more than 16,000 fund managers and institutional investors. It rose to second place in the key category: Leading Pan European brokerage firm - UK Small & Mid Caps. In 2013, Liberum ranked fifth.
Liberum is expanding its equities research coverage into Continental European large cap companies and recently started analysis of Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, RWE, E.ON, JC Decaux and Stroer and others, with more to come in the weeks ahead.
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