December 2012/January 2013

December 2012/January 2013

Find out what appeared in the December 2012/January 2013 edition of IR magazine.

Dec 2012/Jan 2013 cover


Features...

COVER
Twenty-five years in 25 covers
Tim Human explores 25 years of IR Magazine covering the biggest stories of the day

PEOPLE
Twenty-five leading IROs from the last quarter century
Janet Dignan hears from 25 IROs who have helped lead the profession from obscurity to center stage over the last quarter century

PROXY SEASON
Hot topics for 2013
Say on pay, proxy access and board declassification are likely to be high on the agenda

INVESTOR SENTIMENT
Buy side predictions for 2013
What will be the major investment trends over the coming year in the US, Asia and Europe?

BEST PRACTICE
Severstal’s capital markets day: real-time communication with investors globally
Severtsal’s investor day in London featured informal networking time, a live internet broadcast and social media updates throughout the day

INTERVIEW
Strength in diversity
UBS’ Erika Karp is a strong proponent – and living proof – of the value that ESG factors bring to companies and investors

The man who took a stand
Janet Dignan talks to Michael Woodford, the CEO whistleblower who’s become a hero of corporate governance

CONFERENCES
Recap: East Coast Think Tank
Highlights from the eighth annual IR Magazine Think Tank – East Coast, which featured a strong international contingent


Regulars...

SPECULATOR
Forward to the next quarter-century of stakeholder value
Ian Williams calls for a change in IR focus over the next 25 years

RESEARCH
IR Papers: World roundup
A roundup of academic research from the world of IR studies

M&A FOCUS
State ups interest in UK takeovers
But legal 'test' for overseas acquisitions ruled out

COMMENT
More than their job's worth
High-earning City folk have always fascinated Helen Dunne


Special section: 25 years – reflections on a quarter century of IR

Tom Enright: The times they are a-changin’

Michael Mitchell: Things have changed a bit

Ian Matheson: Getting engaged

Eva Chan: Path to becoming an IRO

Scott Ganeles: From start to finish

Mark Hynes: A global business

John Gollifer: A personal journey

John Wilcox: Brave new world

Lou Thompson: From the ashes of Black Monday

Ronnie Nogueira: A quarter-century working for better IR

Joseph Chia: The communication challenge in Asia

Heather McGregor: Communicating excellence

Tom Becktold: Growing in parallel

Richard Davies: A lifetime’s work


Special section: Corporate Access

Corporate Access cover

MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Going beyond the data
Finding new and appropriate shareholders involves more than data mining

NEW DESTINATIONS
North America: the peripheral cities
The benefits of traveling beyond New York and Boston are increasing

BROKER SERVICES
The value-added view
The most important services a broker-dealer can offer are roadshow logistics, arranging meetings and providing feedback

COMMUNICATIONS
Staying in touch
Savvy corporates should not shy away from investor contact, despite the tough macro environment