About the Top Performer Awards

Celebrating excellence amongst equity salespeople and brokerage firms

TIM Group’s Top Performer Awards programme commends and celebrates excellence amongst equity salespeople and their brokerage firms.

Our awards span five regions across the globe to recognise those who consistently excel in the market through the quality of the ideas they share on TIM throughout the year.


Why we celebrate Top Performers

At TIM Group we understand that the sell-side needs and wants to get noticed and build credibility with buy-side firms.

The Top Performer Awards seek to celebrate those who have excelled in submitting the most effective trade ideas. So, if you prove to be one of the best you’ll benefit from us promoting your success around our global network – bolstering your credibility and maximising your exposure to the some of the world’s largest investment managers.


We issue Top Performer Awards for contributors in five regions across the globe: Europe, North America, Japan, Asia (ex-Japan), and Australia & New Zealand. Performance is evaluated against benchmarks that are relevant for each region.

Every sell-side firm around the world (no matter what its size) has the opportunity to raise its profile amongst buy-side firms.

Eligibility and Methodology

To be considered as a top performing author for a given year, an individual contributor must send at least five trade ideas via TIM in each quarter and must have a positive average relative return.

Results are based on an analysis of the alpha generating performance of long and short equity trading ideas sent to clients during the previous calendar year via the TIM platform.
Performance is measured by the average rela­tive return, per idea, from the time it was initiated to the time it was closed, versus the perfor­mance of the relevant local country bench­marks, during that same period.
We exclude ETFs or index ideas.
Where an author sends duplicate ideas to differ­ent portfolios, possibly with different price meth­ods or close dates, we choose the one with the greatest relative performance.
We ignore investment amounts and calculate an idea’s performance as the percentage differ­ence between close price and dividend-adjust­ed open price.
Average return over all ideas is combined with a scaling factor to account for the additional alpha produced when authors send more ideas.