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Canadian Tire Falls Flat in 2011 Investor Poll

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Shareholder Confidence in Canadian Tire Plummets Amidst Harsh Ratings of Board and CEO TORONTO, ON (TOPGUN PRESS) – Mid-year results of Brendan Wood’s Shareholder Confidence Index underlines shareholder dissatisfaction with a dual share structure which places control in the hands of a few whose commitment to a long-term vision is deeply questioned by investors. Shareholders […]

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Lino Saputo’s Saputo Group “The Big Cheese” TopGun in Canadian Consumer Products Poll

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

TORONTO, ON (TOPGUN PRESS) – The Brendan Wood International panel of institutional investors in Canada this year assigned Saputo Group Inc. their highest level of confidence, edging out Atrium Innovations Inc. and Gildan Activewear Inc. amongst Canadian consumer products companies. Saputo Group’s CEO Lino Saputo Jr. is clearly the “big cheese”. In the words of […]

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Consumer Products Executives Perform Well in Volatile Economy

Monday, August 15th, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (TOPGUN PRESS) – TopGun Executive Talent Agency and Performance Advisors Brendan Wood International, today released the results of its Global Shareholder Confidence Poll in Consumer Products, with Brazil-based company Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev), finishing in top spot. Over 2,000 investors evaluate over 1,000 companies on ten core-buying criteria, with the […]

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Should PNC Financial Services Expand Its Capital Markets Group?

Monday, August 15th, 2011

August 15th, 2011 – PNC Financial Services (PNC), who has steadily built a capital markets presence is positioned for the next step – lead orders for Equity underwritings and M&A advisory. PNC has been active over the past 2 years in the debt advisory having been on more than 225+ syndicate positions, putting PNC in […]

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BNP is Wining the Hearts of Shareholders Globally – Corporate Executives’ Hearts Still to Come.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

15Aug2011 (TopGun Press): BNP was by far the highest scoring French bank in Brendan Wood International’s on-going shareholder confidence poll, and rivalled Santander for top European Bank. BNP scored an 838 (out of a possible 1100 for shareholder confidence). Baudoin Prot continues his ranking as TopGun CEO, winning marks for “strong leadership” and “ability to […]

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What Do Bank of America Customers Know That Their Shareholders Don’t?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

New York, NY, August 10th, 2011 (TOPGUN PRESS) – When Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch closed in the beginning of 2009, clients were skeptical of the new combined entity. According to corporate clients, it was having an identity crisis and the internal issues came through to clients in terms of Bank of America’s […]

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Are Corporate Clients Losing Confidence In Banks?…….Collins Stewart Hawkpoint Merger Signals Growth

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Independent Study of the Most Transactionally Active UK Companies 10 August 2011 – Brendan Wood International today released the results of its debriefing with the most transactionally active UK companies. Many corporations globally are sending a greater amount of their strategic investment banking fees to boutiques. TopGun bankers are selecting boutique life as an alternative […]

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Individual Bank Shareholder Confidence Leaders Weather Selloff Better Than Most

Monday, August 8th, 2011

08Aug2011 – As bank stocks continue to be hammered in today’s sell-off, those banks ranking highest on Brendan Wood International’s global Shareholder Confidence Index are faring better than most. High Shareholder Confidence ranking banks such as JP Morgan, HSBC, and US Bancorp are all down much less than their lower ranking peers such as Citigroup, […]

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TOP GUN BANK TRENDS 2011: SMALLER FISH NIBBLE ON THE WHALES AND, BIG TUNAS

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The Brendan Wood International global rankings of TopGun banking performance by institutional investors showed the largest payout for research going to JP Morgan., ranking 1st, with over 12% of commissions last year. But results from there on down included not only other big money centre banks and remaining bulge bracket i-banks, but also plenty of […]

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TOPGUN BANK TRENDS 2011: ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLDMAN

Friday, August 5th, 2011

05Aug2011: The BRENDAN WOOD INTERNATIONAL ratings by global professional investors showed that, in trading rankings, Goldman Sachs was behind only two giant banks, Citigroup and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. But they also showed that Goldman will have new work cut out for it, if hoping to become a pack leader in investment banking, especially for […]

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TOPGUN INVESTOR TRENDS 2011: GOLDCORP NOW TOPS THE GOLD AND SILVER COMPANIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTOR CONFIDENCE

Friday, August 5th, 2011

05Aug2011: The BRENDAN WOOD INTERNATIONAL global panel of institutional investors this year assigned Goldcorp their highest level of confidence, edging out Agnico-Eagle, which BWI found in the top position a year earlier. Both these firms, and Silver Wheaton Corp for silver mining, gained their top ratings for their competitive position and perceived investment potential. Even […]

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