The Zagreb Stock Exchange held an award ceremony for issuers and member firms regarding their contributions and results in 2019. After being named as the Member of the Year on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange couple of days earlier, InterCapital was yesterday also able to secure the Member of the Year title on the Zagreb Stock Exchange as well. Such an award comes on the back of leading equity market share, research activities, multiple organized investor conferences and contribution of market making mandates.
Regarding the latter, InterCapital has been the market maker of choice for most major Croatian companies listed on the Zagreb Stock Exchange. Currently we provide these services for 8 Croatian issuers: AD Plastik, Adris Group (regular & preferred), Arena Hospitality Group, Atlantic Grupa, HT, Končar-Elektroindustrija, Podravka and Valamar. Through this service, InterCapital aims to increase the liquidity and lower the spread in all in order to improve trading efficiency for both retail and institutional investors.
In addition, the achievement comes as a result of our continuous investments into fully independent research team and securities promotion platform with the aim to provide our clients a comprehensive, in-depth and forward-looking coverage of the most quality investment ideas in the region. Our research team has one of the largest coverages in Croatia, currently covering 11 Croatian issuers: AD Plastik, Adris Group, Arena Hospitality, Atlantic Grupa, Croatia Osiguranje, Ericsson NT, HT, Končar-Elektroindustrija, Maistra, Podravka, and Valamar.
We would like to state that it is a great honor to receive the Member of the Year award at the Zagreb Stock Exchange for the eight-consecutive time. For many years InterCapital has been the leading member of the Zagreb Stock Exchange and we are extremely proud that this year our expertise and quality of service were recognized once again.
We firmly believe that this award confirms the validity of our strategy of constant promotion of the Croatian capital market and the dedication of all our employees. In the coming years, we will continue to develop our services and be the pioneer of innovation in the regional market in line with global best practices, thriving to introduce them to domestic and foreign investors.
Last but not least, we would like to note that this recognition could not be achieved without our clients and partners and hence we thank all of you for your continuous support and trust. We are very proud to be the leading broker in Croatia and Slovenia and are looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the following years.