Originally founded in 1997, International Investment was re-launched in January 2016 by Open Door Media Publishing Ltd (“ODM”) following the acquisition of the brand and its associated International Fund & Product Awards. ODM was created in 2013 to lead the buyout of sister publication InvestmentEurope, which is a leading brand serving Europe’s fund selector community.
International Investment is a leading brand for international independent financial advisers and wealth management professionals serving expatriate and cross-border clients around the world.
International Investment is dedicated to being the ‘go-to place for the international investment professional.’
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Since launching, Open Door Media has strived for excellence in the work it does across its business portfolio of events and publications, in print and digital. Over the past two years this commitment has been recognised many times over by the UK’s publishing industry.
In 2016 so far, Open Door Media has been awarded silver twice at the British Media Awards for Event of the Year – Funds Society Fund Selector Summit Miami 2015 and Sales Team of the Year – Investment Europe. The team was also shortlisted for the Media Company of the Year.
In 2015, Nicholas Rapley, CEO of ODM was awarded the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) 2015 Award for Publishing Innovator of the Year (Annual turnover under £10m).
According to the judges: “This entry was a stand-out winner in a particularly strong category. Under the leadership of Nicholas Rapley, Open Door Media has all the hallmarks of an exciting, agile, tech-savvy start-up business. It is challenging big players in established markets, and generating impressive growth along the way – a great example of true innovation in publishing.”
The PPA Awards are the pre-eminent ones of their kind in the UK, with several hundred magazines putting forward their work for consideration in the different Awards categories.
In addition to winning the Innovator of the Year, the PPA Awards 2015 also shortlisted Nicholas Rapley for Team Leader of the Year (Business & Consumer Media).
Jonathan Boyd was shortlisted for Editor of the Year (Business Media), for his work with InvestmentEurope
Furthermore, ODM has won the PPA Connect Awards 2015 Event Team of the Year, which recognises skills in organising events.
And it has won the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2015 Team of the Year, and been Highly Commended in the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2015 Business Media Brand of the Year category.
The sister publication of International Investment magazine is InvestmentEurope – a leading brand for fund selectors and investment professionals across Europe.
Staffed by a senior team of many years’ experience across editorial, delegate relations, research, sales and marketing, InvestmentEurope offers a suite of digital products including the website www.investmenteurope.net, which is responsive to mobile and tablet users, digital editions of the magazine, in-depth market research, a monthly print publication, and a portfolio of conferences and awards that bring asset managers and fund selectors closer together. InvestmentEurope is dedicated to being the ‘go-to place for the fund selector community.’