Case studies Archive

Apr 02, 2020
A tale of two transactions
For investor relations teams, a major corporate transaction can be both a nerve-wracking challenge and an opportunity to showcase quite how important a role they can play in the long-term health of the company. IROs may not be included in decisions to engage in M&A, restructure, go public or take some other step, but they are key to determining how those decisions are received by shareholders and analysts. Key aspects of the IR team’s role in the run-up to and...
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Mar 31, 2020
NIRI postpones annual conference due to Covid-19
The NIRI annual conference, which was scheduled for June 14-17, has been postponed until further notice, with hopes to reschedule for early December, NIRI president and CEO Gary LaBranche says. NIRI announced the decision to its members on March 26, after the board unanimously voted to postpone the conference last week. LaBranche says NIRI’s leadership is working with the venue – the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach – to secure a new date. All hotel bookings will ...
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Mar 27, 2020
Post-pandemic equity stories: A CEO’s guide to the future
The gift of hindsight, when applied to large-scale crises, can make us all look wise. Looking back, it seems obvious that subprime mortgages were inappropriate vehicles for huge debt investments. Looking back, it seems obvious that Enron, Madoff and Lehman Brothers were not viable businesses. Looking back, it seems obvious that a bull run could not continue forever. The current Covid-19 crisis will be ...
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Mar 26, 2020
Five IResolutions for 2020
As we enter a bold new year, it seems the perfect time for a little self-reflection on both your professional and your personal life. After all, this year heralds several epoch-defining moments, such as the US presidential election and Brexit. With that in mind, here are five ways you might like to consider your own IR-adjacent development as we head into a new decade. Learn a new skill Personal branding is hugely important in the social med...
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Mar 24, 2020
Highs and lows for Hong Kong capital markets
The last 12 months have proven tumultuous in Hong Kong. In April 2019, the region’s local government proposed controversial changes to laws that would allow criminals to be extradited to mainland China. The summer was punctuated by demonstrations and clashes between citizens and police that often boiled over. By November, Hong Kong had officially entered a recession, with total economic activity down more than 3 percent in the third quarter of the year, mainly tha...
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Mar 23, 2020
Most CFOs fear Covid-19 could trigger global recession
A Covid-19-triggered global recession is a top concern for American CFOs as they prepare for falling revenues and a drop in consumer confidence, according to a pulse survey from PwC. In a survey of 50 leaders from a cross-section of industries in the US and Mexico polled during the week of March 9, 80 percent of respondents say they fear Covid-19 will lead to a global recession. When asked to name their top three concerns in response to the pandemic, 48 percent poin...
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Mar 05, 2020
Short lists announced for the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2020
We’ve postponed our awards ceremony to a later date due to the situation surrounding Covid-19. The IR Magazine Awards - Canada will now be held on October 19, 2020.   The short lists for the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2020 have been revealed, with just a month to go until the gala dinner at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto. Agnico Eagle Mines, ARC Resources and Fortis have all had success at recent IR Magazine Award...
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Feb 28, 2020
The week in investor relations: Coronavirus brings fear to markets and Buffett gives wide-ranging interview
– Equity markets fell sharply around the world as the coronavirus spread to new countries, reported the BBC. Major indices in Europe, the US and Asia have now fallen more than 10 percent during the current rout, placing them officially in ‘correction’ territory. Amid those declines, the Dow Jones saw its biggest ever daily fall on Thursday. Overall, equity markets have experienced their worst week since the 200...
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Feb 27, 2020
IR at cannabis companies: A budding industry
Investor relations in the cannabis sector is unique. IR professionals have to contend with large retail investor bases, volatile stock prices, high demand for information and transparency, all while often working with executives with limited public markets experience. In this best practice guide from IR Magazine, we explore the rigors of running an IR program at a cannabis company, in addition to the many exciting potential opportunities of working in such a volat...
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