Case studies Archive

Jun 15, 2019
Infosys wins two gongs at IR Magazine Awards – India
IT consulting firm Infosys took away two gongs at the IR Magazine Awards – India 2019, winning best IR team (large cap) and best use of media and technology. The awards, which were well spread across a range of sectors and companies, saw telecommunications company Bharti Airtel win best investor relations officer (large cap) for Komal Sharan and The Phoenix Mills’ Varun Parwal win for best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap). Real estate develop...
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Jun 06, 2019
Crisis management and rebuilding reputation at Volkswagen
Talking to Oliver Larkin, the group head of IR at Volkswagen who took over the role as the company’s well-publicized diesel scandals were hot copy for the world’s media, it’s interesting to hear that it’s only in the last six to 12 months that long-only investors have increasingly started asking ESG-related questions. This would indicate that it’s something other than the emissions scandals that has pushed up engagement around ESG issues.  ‘The impressi...
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Jun 06, 2019
CIRI 2019: IR, me hearties!
The Canadian IR profession will drop anchor in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 9-11 for the 32nd annual CIRI conference. The conference co-chairs – Nathalie Megann, vice president of IR and corporate affairs at Chorus Aviation, and Ryder McRitchie, vice president of capital markets and PR at Jupiter Networks – explain that this year’s ‘Staying on Course’ theme is inspired by both the rough weather and the headwinds IROs face.  ‘As the old adage goes, chang...
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May 31, 2019
DIRK 2019: The new A-Z of the capital markets
Pulling together a stable of well-known politicians, bankers, former sport stars and authors at its June conference, Dirk hopes to provide a handy A-Z guide to the challenges and changes 2019 will bring. For those on Twitter, #DIRK2019 is this year’s dedicated hashtag. Starting with A for Aktionäre (shareholders) and B for Brexit, all the way down to Z for Zinsen (interest rates), Dirk’s executive director Kay Bommer tells IR M...
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May 30, 2019
NIRI 2019: The past, present and future of IR
Load up on sunscreen and hats because the NIRI annual conference will touch down in Phoenix, Arizona on June 2-5. It’s always a packed schedule of learning, networking and partying, but this year promises to raise the bar even further as the association celebrates its 50th anniversary with the 1,200 attendees. This milestone prompts a natural inflection point fo...
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May 16, 2019
CGI Group’s IR head describes the firm’s IR strategy
Lorne Gorber, executive vice president of investor relations and public relations at CGI Group, went home with the trophy for best IR in the information technology and communications sector at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2019. We caught up with him on the red carpet, moments before the ceremony started. During this discussion, Gorber describes CGI Group’s approach to IR this year, and how Canada’s reputation as a technology hub is growing. ...
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May 10, 2019
The week in investor relations: US-China trade talks send shockwaves through markets
The on-off trade talks between the US and China have taken another turn and appear to be headed toward a trade war. Tariffs on $200 bn worth of Chinese goods were set to intensify on Friday after the latest round of talks on Thursday evening failed to produce an agreement to avert the higher levies, reported The New York Times.  The trade talk debacle led to ramifications...
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