Case studies Archive

Oct 11, 2019
The week in investor relations: Hong Kong drops LSE bid, climate proposals fall by half and Renault fires CEO
– The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has dropped its £32 bn ($40 bn) bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE), reports the Guardian. The Asian bourse said it had been ‘unable to engage’ with the LSE’s management on the deal. The LSE rejected the initial bid four weeks ago, saying it would be a ‘significant backward step’ and had ‘fundamental flaws’. ...
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Oct 04, 2019
The week in IR: US bears brunt of market falls, investors debate IPOs versus direct listings, and UK sees string of CEO changes
- US equities bore the brunt of global stock market declines this week, reports Bloomberg (paywall). The MSCI USA Index fell almost 3 percent over two days, while MSCI’s index of equities outside of the US market dropped only 1.45 percent. US equities did better than the rest of the world during the first eight months of the year, but have now tra...
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Oct 03, 2019
IR Magazine announces winners of Global Top 50 Awards
IR Magazine has announced the winners of the Global Awards 2019.  Each year IR Magazine undertakes regional surveys of fund managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts to find out which companies and individuals are the best at investor relations.  Then, once a year, we combine our regional research to analyze IR best practice on a global basis. The result is a list of the 50 best companies for IR around the world. Prizes are awarde...
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Sep 20, 2019
The week in investor relations: Airbnb to go public, investor revolt at Ryanair and Europe eyes passive strategies
– Airbnb, the home rental company, has announced plans to publicly list shares next year, reports Reuters. The firm has not revealed the kind of listing it will pursue, but it is widely expected to do a direct listing, where no new shares are made available, according to the story. The announcement comes shortly after WeWork, another member of the sharing ec...
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Sep 12, 2019
‘I had a reputation for not sugarcoating things’: Former IRO DiRaimo
‘I view you to be one of the most talented professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor to work with,’ said Leonard Comma, Jack in the Box’s CEO, of Carol DiRaimo on the company’s August earnings call. DiRaimo had just announced her retirement from Jack in the Box, after a career in IR that spanned almost 20 years at both Jack in the Box and Applebees. DiRaimo is ...
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Sep 11, 2019
Equiniti acquires investor relations consultancy RD:IR
Equiniti Group has continued to build out its corporate services offering with the acquisition of UK-based IR firm Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR). Founded in 2002, RD:IR offers a range of IR services such as shareholder analysis, IR consulting and CRM software. The purchase will provide Equiniti with a proprietary platform for offering IR and corporate governance services to its clients, says the company in a statement.  RD:IR’s management team,...
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Sep 06, 2019
The week in IR: M&S removed from FTSE, global stocks rise and WeWork in massive valuation cut
Governance issues continue to rise in importance for how companies operate. Big US firms are coming under increased pressure to dump combined chief executive and chairman roles as the number of shareholder proposals pushing for independent board leadership increased in 2019, according to the Financial Times. Early in the week, London-listed stocks exposed to the UK economy fell, a...
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