Berenberg was established in 1590 and today is one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks, focusing on four operating divisions: Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management and Corporate Banking, with 1,330 staff working out of 19 offices across Europe and North America. The Equities division settled in London five years ago and has grown to almost 90 analysts covering up to 600 stocks at time of going to press. The company’s top-rated research is brought to the market by 53 salespeople in eight locations, covering institutional clients in 14 countries. Berenberg’s corporate access programme currently consists of three flagship conferences (in New York, Munich and Ascot), up to 17 sectoral and thematic conferences and over 500 roadshows per year in Europe and North America. They actively cover and interact with over 800 mainly European listed companies, and expanded into US coverage in 2016. The combination of independent research, analysts constantly on the road and a large, experienced sales force means Berenberg has a strong grip on live interest, allowing the Corporate Access team to provide thoughtful targeting and ensure conferences and roadshows are an effective use of corporate time.