NEW YORK, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co., UnitedHealth Group, Enterprise Products Partners, Schlumberger, and T-Mobile — swept their respective sectors, ranking first across the CEO, CFO, and investor relations categories.

With a 28% increase in voter participation, more than 4,000 buy-side analysts, asset managers, and sell-side researchers at over 1,200 firms named the best chief executives, top CFOs, investor relations professionals, and investor relations companies across 44 business sectors.

The IR programs were evaluated on six criteria including, accessibility of senior management, authoritative IR, transparency of financial reporting and more.

Top Performing Companies and their Sectors Include:

Delphi AutomotiveAutos & Auto Parts
JPMorgan Chase & Co.Banks/Large-Cap
Celgene Corp.Biotechnology
Pinnacle FoodsFood Producers
Kroger Co.Food Retailers
Marriott InternationalGaming & Lodging
UnitedHealth GroupHealth Care Facilities & Managed Care
Carnival Corp.Leisure
Enterprise Products PartnersNatural Gas & Master Limited Partnerships
SchlumbergerOil Services & Equipment
Ball Corp.Paper & Packaging
Home DepotRetailing/Broadlines & Hardlines
Ulta BeautyRetailing/Department Stores & Specialty Softlines (including apparel, footwear, jewelry and textiles)
T-Mobile USTelecommunications

Top Performing CEOs and their Sectors Include:

Jamie DimonJPMorgan Chase & Co.Banks/Large-Cap
Stephen HemsleyUnitedHealth GroupHealth Care Facilities & Managed Care
A. J. (Jim) TeagueEnterprise Products PartnersNatural Gas & Master Limited Partnerships
Paal KibsgaardSchlumbergerOil Services & Equipment
John LegereT-Mobile USTelecommunications

Top Performing CFOs and their Sectors Include:

Marianne LakeJPMorgan Chase & Co.Banks/Large-Cap
John RexUnitedHealth GroupHealth Care Facilities & Managed Care
Bryan BulawaEnterprise Products PartnersNatural Gas & Master Limited Partnerships
Simon AyatSchlumbergerOil Services & Equipment
J. Braxton CarterT-Mobile USTelecommunications

Last year, Institutional Investor launched its inaugural mid cap rankings, recognizing those companies between $2-10bn in market cap separate from the rest of the market. This year, the rankings expanded to cover small cap - companies with less than with less than $10 billion in market cap - providing an even broader view on how companies stack up against their market cap peers. 

Will Rowlands-Rees, Managing Director of Research at Institutional Investor commented, "We’ve heard increasingly from the companies across the United States despite strong performance in the equity markets, MiFID II uncertainty is starting to become an increasing focus. Of particularly concern to mid/small cap investors is whether they will experience a reduction in coverage from brokers, and what onus will be back on them to be even more proactive in driving the investor dialogue around their narrative. With that backdrop, we’re thrilled to identify companies and individuals who a record number of investors have recognized for excellence in investor engagement, including mid cap only, and for the first time small cap only winners. We’d like to congratulate all the recognized companies for their ongoing focus on excellence, and look forward to helping them construct and measure investor engagement programs in the year ahead.”

For the full list of published winners, please visit

This year 152 companies scored high enough to earn the distinction of Most Honored Company.  The Most Honored Companies from the All-America Executive Team rankings will be recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on March 13, 2017.

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