FAQs: The Ammys

12/01/17 | Karyl Patredis

What are The Ammys?

The Ammys are kind of like the Grammys, Oscars, or ESPYs, but for energy infrastructure companies. Our goal is to recognize excellence and celebrate long-term contribution to the North American energy infrastructure sector.

How do I nominate someone (or a certain company) for an Ammy?

Glad you asked! Nominations open today, December 1, and run through January 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST. If you’d like to make a nomination, please fill out a form by clicking here. All nominee fields are optional. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged, and if you would like, please include any explanations for your nominations. Nominees need neither be living nor active, nor even active in their current position.

How are the finalists selected?

Nominations are aggregated in each category. The selection of finalists is largely driven by how frequently a company, transaction, or individual is nominated, though greater weight is given to nominations submitted by a peer/competitor or Hall of Fame inductee. While self-nominations are encouraged as we mentioned, these generally require support from at least one other stakeholder. Finalists for the 2018 Ammys will be announced on January 10, 2018.

Who votes for the winners?

For Hall of Fame inductees, current members of the Hall of Fame will vote on the 2018 class. For awards that will be given to members of industry (such as Merger of the Year or Project of the Year), the 25 leading sell-side research firms and the 25 leading dedicated PMs each have a vote.

Members of industry will be invited to vote for Best Sell-Side Macro Coverage and Best Bank Conference. The public votes for Best Sell-Side Report Headline.

Quantitative awards (such as Highest Total Return) will be calculated by Alerian’s data science team.

When are the 2018 Ammys being awarded and how do I get a ticket?

The 2018 Ammys will be held on March 5, 2018. The awards ceremony is by invitation only. Questions regarding invitations may be directed to index@alerian.com.

Who is hosting the 2018 Ammys?

Kevin Howard, Head of Investment Banking and Midstream at TD Securities, will be hosting the 2018 Ammys. We hear he is a stand-up comedian in his spare time, and, just in case you didn’t know, he’s known to have hung out with THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND! #nbd

Who is currently in the Hall of Fame?

All Hall of Fame members and prior annual award winners are listed on the official Ammys website, ammyawards.com. Past photos can be found here, and video highlights and Hall of Fame acceptance speeches are available on Alerian’s YouTube channel.

Is there someone I can contact with a question I have that is not covered here?

Absolutely! You can email index@alerian.com, and someone from our team will generally respond to you within 48 hours.