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Air Liquide receives the Palme d’Or des Jeunes Actionnaires award

Published on July 02, 2021

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At a ceremony streamed live on the Boursorama website on June 29, the Palme d’Or 2021 des Jeunes Actionnaires (Young Shareholders Golden Palm) award recognized Air Liquide, highlighting its strong performance and the efforts it has made to address new generations of individual shareholders.

The Palmes d’Or des Jeunes Actionnaires (Young Shareholders awards) were established in 2016 by the EDHEC Business School and the F2iC (Fédération des investisseurs individuels et des clubs d’investissement — a French federation of individual investors and investment clubs). Every year, the awards recognize companies that are the most attractive to young and future shareholders.

With support from prestigious sponsors since the start, these awards have given a voice to younger generations and demonstrate that they are increasingly interested in individual shareholding.

This sixth edition, sponsored by Olivia Grégoire, the French Minister of State for the Social Inclusive and Responsible Economy, gave the Palme d’Or (gold award) to the Air Liquide Group for its engagement with its shareholders.

Patrick Renard, Director of Air Liquide Shareholder Services, receiving the Palme d'Or (gold award).

Winners of the Palmes d’Or are selected using a dual process:

  • First, the students filter the listed shares of the 60 companies in the target population (CAC 40 + CAC Next 20) based on quantitative criteria, such as the capital gain of shares in the short and long term, the dividends paid, and volatility, in order to determine which securities have the best risk/reward ratio for shareholders
  • In the second stage, the 15 companies selected are assessed by a panel of judges made up of EDHEC students based on qualitative criteria (e.g. the quality and clarity of their communication for a younger audience, websites, annual reports, social media activity), so that the Palmes d’Or can then be awarded. This decision process culminated in the winners being selected by the panel of EDHEC Business School students, under the aegis of Daniel Haguet, Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School, and Aldo Sicurani, Delegate General to the F2iC


Find out more: Discover the full list of winners of the 2021 edition of the Palmes d’Or des Jeunes Actionnaires (in French)

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