Corporate access Archive

Sep 17, 2019
Full agenda revealed for IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2019
Got a question for an investor or analyst you’ve always wanted to ask? At the upcoming IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2019, you’ll get the chance to have it answered.  The invitation-only event for senior, in-house IR professionals returns to Toronto on Thursday, October 3 with a new session: an open Q&A with investors and analysts. This will be a great opportunity to get inside the minds of th...
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Sep 05, 2019
CFA Institute reveals Mifid II has caused ‘tectonic shifts’ in US market
In far-reaching analysis, US-based CFA Institute has assessed the impact of Mifid II on US research and what it means for the future and presented an agenda for authorities to adopt to deal with the many challenges posed by the European regulation. In ‘The Future of Research in the US after Mifid II’, CFA Institute makes it clear that Mifid II has taken US regulations on the purchase of investment research to a place they ‘were not prepared to go’. It...
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Sep 02, 2019
Dual listings, ESG and offsetting perceived risk: Inside IR at Polyus
Victor Drozdov is head of investor relations at Polyus, the Moscow-headquartered mining firm that is also Russia's largest gold producer. Here he talks to IR Magazine about how the company has changed its approach to corporate access under Mifid II, how ESG is becoming an ever-more important element of its reporting and what he’d be doing if he hadn’t gone into IR. How did you get into investor relations and how is the Polyus IR team se...
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Aug 16, 2019
NYSE steps into gap left by sell side with corporate access days
The ongoing changes to the sell-side corporate access model have led a number of market participants to step up and offer alternative ways for companies and investors to connect.  Alongside technology platforms and IR specialists, stock exchanges are also getting in on the act. Last week, the NYSE hosted the latest in its Investor Access days, where small and mid-cap companies are invited to the exchange’s New York headquarters for meetings with long-term investo...
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Aug 12, 2019
US passives don’t tackle contentious management issues, reveals research
In a revealing piece of research, US passive managers vote against management at companies less frequently than their actively managed counterparts when it comes to contentious issues such as executive pay. The assertion, in the report from University of Utah academics Davidson Heath, Daniele Macciocchi and Matthew Ringgenberg and University of Geneva’s Roni Michaely, is that passive manager...
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Aug 01, 2019
Talking access at the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe 2019
What do you get when you bring together a room full of European heads of IR? A lot of talk about Mifid II, corporate access, investor targeting and much more. This year’s invitation-only conference, which took place at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BofAML) offices in London, kicked off with a somewhat pessimistic macro update from Evelyn Herrmann, director and economist for Europe at BofAML, with a look at the financial trends impacting European companies. It...
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Jul 26, 2019
Mifid II and the US: The first-mover advantage
For you, what has been the most interesting development about the North American research market’s response to Mifid II? We have already started to see managers looking to make changes to their global processes as a result of what they’ve learned from their Mifid II implementation, including better valuation and voting, better data capture and the resulting improvement in the quality and value of management reporting, and their relationship with...
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Jul 19, 2019
AMF to address Mifid II impact on small caps
French market securities regulator the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is looking at how to improve coverage of small and mid-cap listed companies in France as part of a study on the impact of Mifid II on research. The AMF’s investigation will be led by Jacqueline Eli-Namer, an AMF board member, and Thierry Giami, president of the French Society of Financial Analysts, and will ‘explore concrete ways of mobilizing the marketplace and thus improving the si...
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Jul 09, 2019
T Rowe Price commits to using banks for corporate access
US asset manager T Rowe Price has dispelled reports that it is to bypass Wall Street banks on corporate access. The Wall Street Journal had reported that T Rowe Price and a number of asset managers were organizing private conferences as a way to bypass banks to gain access to management of companies, indicating a possible new trend – especially as Mifid II begins to take a tighter hold in the US. The move would put at risk millions of dollars in fe...
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