Corporate access Archive

Oct 28, 2019
Mifid II is win-win situation, says FACC’s director of IR
IR Magazine spoke with Manuel Taverne, director of investor relations at FACC, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. Taverne discussed building an IR brand to attract the right investors, the internal preparations required before targeting investors and how to select the right brokers to support your IR efforts. He also discussed Mifid II, saying he views the impact of the European regulation as positive. ...
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Oct 24, 2019
The Coca-Cola Company talks changing corporate access dynamics
IR Magazine spoke with Timothy Leveridge, vice president and director of investor relations at The Coca-Cola Company, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. Leveridge discussed the changing corporate access dynamic, where direct contact between companies and investors is increasing. As part of this change, asset managers are building out their own corporate access teams and starting to put on their own events, explai...
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Oct 07, 2019
Corporate access is becoming more efficient for issuers, panel says
While Mifid II has changed the economics of corporate access for both the buy side and the sell side, issuers are well positioned to make the most of these changes by engaging with both parties, according to speakers at the recent IR Magazine Think Tank in Palo Alto. Grant Bartucci, associate director of corporate access and broker relations at Point 72, explained that one of his responsibilities at the hedge fund is to make sure the fund is focused on consuming the...
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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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