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Safestyle UK PLC names Liberum Joint Corporate Broker

03 June 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Safestyle UK PLC (Ticker: SFE LN), a market leader in replacement PVC windows and doors in the UK, has today named Liberum as Joint Corporate Broker.

Safestyle

The AIM-listed, Bradford-based company has a market capitalisation of £159m and has around a 8.5% market share. Last year it manufactured more than 267,000 frames and undertook more than 57,000 installations.

> Safestyle UK investor website

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Liberum launches Advanced Trainee Programme for school leavers

14 May 2015 | People

If you're a school leaver with advanced level subjects and an interest in a professional career then the Liberum Advanced Trainee Programme is for you. Click on the image below to download a seven-page PowerPoint about the programme or here for the six things you must know before you apply.

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Liberum recognized as top UK & Ireland brokerage in 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards

12 May 2015 | People

Liberum today saw the best results in its history when five of its analysts secured top three places to dominate the 2015 Thomson Reuters’ StarMine Analyst Awards, making the firm #1 in the UK & Ireland.

(Below clockwise from top left, Ben Davis, David Brockton, Gerald Khoo, Ian Whittaker and centre, Eoin Lambe)

Starmine Analyst Montage 1

The awards are based on objective ratings of sell-side securities analysts and recognise those who demonstrate outstanding performance as stock pickers based and/or earnings forecasters. They cover stock picking during 2014 and earnings estimations from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

In the UK and Ireland, seven-year-old Liberum achieved the top-three positions across all industries: 

#1: Stock picker overall: Technology Analyst Eoin Lambe
#2: Stock picker overall: Mining Analyst Ben Davis
#3: Stock picker overall: Business Services Analyst David Brockton 

By industry, Liberum achieved:

#1: Business Services stock picker:  David Brockton
#1: Technology & Equipment stock picker and earning estimator: Eoin Lambe
#2: Media stock picker: Ian Whittaker
#3: Transport earnings estimator: Gerald Khoo
#3: Metals and Mining stock picker: Ben Davis 

In Europe, Liberum came in the top three in these industry categories: 

#2: Metals and Mining stock picker: Ben Davis
#3: Technology & Equipment earnings estimator: Eoin Lambe
#3: Business Services stock picker: David Brockton 

“Fund managers are under increasing pressure to deliver returns to their investors and brokers need to demonstrate their value,” said Joe Brent, Head of Research at Liberum. 

“This award is proof that hard work, industry expertise and in depth company analysis at Liberum generates alpha for our clients and is all part of our focus on delivering an excellent service”, he added. 

“Market conditions continued to be challenging as competition among sell-side firms remained fierce, making the analysts’ job as hard as ever,” said Raj Shah, head of StarMine sell-side research at Thomson Reuters.

“Winning analysts were those who were not afraid to make a sell recommendation, and issued estimates that were more timely and accurate than their peers,” he added. 

In 2014 Liberum rose to second place from fifth in the category of Leading Pan European brokerage firm - UK Small & Mid Caps.  Extel ranks broker and independent research based on the responses from more than 16,000 fund managers and institutional investors. 

> Click here for full breakdown of the StarMine winners 

Notes:

The awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy and sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks; and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 16 regions across the globe. 

Analysts are awarded prizes in three main categories: stock recommendation performance relative to specific industry benchmarks (“Stock Pickers”), accuracy in forecasting earnings as compared with peers (“Earnings Estimators”) and brokerage firms whose analysts win the most awards (“Most Award-Winning Brokers”).

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We're named Joint Corporate Broker to fastjet Plc

24 April 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum has been named Joint Corporate Broker to fastjet Plc (Ticker: FJET LN), the AIM-listed, Gatwick-headquartered low-cost airline operating in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It currently operates three Airbus aircraft across three domestic and four international routes (Johannesburg, Lusaka, Harare & Entebbe).

 Fastjet (1)

> fastjet investor presentation

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Liberum named Joint Corporate Broker to The AA plc

21 April 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum has today been named Joint Corporate Broker to The AA plc (Ticker: AA/ LN), one of UK's best known and most trusted brands and the country's largest breakdown cover organisation.

AA

The AA has a market capitalisation of £2.35bn.

With more than 40% of the market, the AA responds to an average of 10,000 breakdowns a day.

Personal Members demonstrate loyalty to the brand with an average tenure of approximately 11 years. In addition, retention rates increase with membership tenure; approximately 1.5 million Personal Members had been with the AA for more than 10 years, of which some 800,000 had been Personal Members for more than 20 years as at 31 January 2014.

It also operates the largest driving school in the UK and has a market-leading position in the provision of fleet training services and administration of speed awareness courses for police forces in the UK.

The AA is one of the leading insurance brokers in the UK with a long history of distributing motor, home and other insurance products to Personal Members and non-members. It had some 2.3 million policies in force as of 31 January 2014.

> AA Investor Relations website

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Liberum named Joint Broker to Utilitywise plc

21 April 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum has been appointed Joint Broker to Utilitywise plc (Ticker: UTW LN), a leading independent utility cost management consultancy.

> PDF release here

The Newcastle-based business was founded in 2006 and brought to market in 2012.

It provides energy and water management products and services to both SME and large corporate customers, principally in the UK but also in Europe.

These services are focused on helping businesses reduce their energy and water consumption and achieve savings from their utility contracts.

Utilitywise now has 1,010 staff and revenue has climbed more than four-fold since 2011 to £48.6m  in 2014, driven principally by organic growth.

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