Liberum analysts Ian Whittaker and Peter Atherton have been shortlisted for the prestigious City AM Analyst of the Year Awards 2014, set to take place November 13 in London, two of five analysts on the list.
Below: Ian Whittaker, Liberum Media Analyst, left and Peter Atherton, Utilities Analyst, right.
It is the second consecutive year that Ian, who covers media, has made the cut.
The pair are 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.
Peter (follow him on Twitter here >>) has garnered a high-profile for his no-holds-barred deep insight into the UK utilities sector, centering on UK government energy policy and the cost of its nuclear power ambitions and meeting its environmental obligations.
Click on the image below to see a short video >> of Peter discussing UK energy policy in the run up to the May 2015 general election.
Ian (follow him on Twitter here >>), meanwhile, has held a positive view of FTSE100 commercial broadcaster ITV since he began his coverage of the company in 2008 with a Buy rating and a 34-pence price target. It has climbed six-fold since to 212 pence on 10/09/2014. At the time of his initiation of coverage, ITV was among the least favoured media stocks in Europe.
Liberum this year achieved its best results in its seven-year history 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.
The CityAM Awards website is here >>
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