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.
Hear more about TIM Group's annual Top Performer Awards and how it supports equity salespeople and their brokerage firms.
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.
Our awards are allocated based on an analysis of the alpha generating performance of almost a million long and short equity trading ideas sent to clients over a full year via TIM.
This performance data is then analysed to identify the top three bulge bracket and the top ten smaller brokerages in each region. We also identify the ten top-performing individuals at bulge-bracket firms, and the ten top-performing individuals at smaller brokerages, in each region.
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.
We recognise the following top-performers in each region by the following categories:
- Top 3 bulge bracket brokerages with best idea performance
- Top 10 smaller brokerages with best idea performance
- Top 10 equity salespeople at bulge bracket firms with best idea performance
- Top 10 equity salespeople at smaller brokerages with best overall idea performance
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.