Corporate access Archive

Jul 13, 2018
Corporate access moving to direct model post-Mifid II
Three major pieces of analysis shared with IR Magazine on the impact of Mifid II reveal how trends are taking shape and shifting activity. The latest research from UK firm ingage looks at the changes in behavioral trends and market practice resulting from the new regulation and reveals that, as a result of Mifid II, 91 percent of respondents say more institutions and corporates will arrange meetings directly – providing a very clear insight into ...
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Jul 09, 2018
TAV Airports: Moving forward on Mifid II
Mifid II might be a European directive but its reach extends beyond the EU with IROs across the globe taking note when it came into effect. In Turkey, Nursel Ilgen, head of investor relations at airport group TAV Airports – which operates the giant hub that is Istanbul Airport – says she has seen the number of analysts covering the TRY8.2 bn ($1.7...
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Jun 26, 2018
Asia investors say no to paid-for corporate access, new survey notes
The majority of Asia-based investors say they are unwilling to pay for corporate access, according to a new survey from corporate access platform Spark Plus. Omar Taheri, founder of the Singapore-headquartered firm, says the practice of gaining ‘free’ corporate access from the sell side remains strong in Asia, despite some change as global institutions adjust to the introduction of Mifid II by the EU at the start of 2018. To get a better picture of percep...
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Jun 06, 2018
Part three of a Mifid II special: Ticker 88
On the third, and final (for now) Mifid II podcast special from The Ticker, we hear from Radek Barnert, CEO of WeConvene, talks about how the European regulation impacts the three corners of corporate access: the buy side, the sell side and – of course – IR teams. Barnert discusses the growing benefit of paid-for research, how corporates are being increasingly contacte...
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Jun 04, 2018
Five ways Mifid II is set to revolutionize IR
The first round of Mifid regulation was introduced by the European Union in 2007 to harmonize regulations for investment services throughout its member states. But most US-based IR professionals did not take much notice until Mifid II was enacted in January 2018. Mifid II’s primary thrust is aimed at unbundling broker commissions and forcing research to become a ‘priced’ service, rather ...
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May 23, 2018
Companies need to get to grips with Mifid II, say experts
Companies need to think about how to get to grips with the changing Mifid II landscape, according to new UK IR advisory company Heartwood Partners.  Simon Young, Heartwood Partners co-founder, says: ‘Corporates need to appreciate the changes in the industry. Mifid II’s aim was to increase transparency in financial markets. Unfortunately, what the regulation has done has raised the cost [of doing that], which is an unfortunate by-product. Companies must realize ...
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May 15, 2018
Investor engagement report
  Download the report here   Based on surveys of 1250+ investors, analysts, IROs and senior management, the Investor Engagement report looks at what the investment community wants and expects from their meetings with companies, and finds out how those preferences and expectations match up with the efforts of IROs and senior management. ...
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May 08, 2018
Old Mutual and Dialog Semiconductor IROs review Q1
Patrick Bowes, head of external communications and IR at Old Mutual Group, and Jose Cano, IR director at Dialog Semiconductor, give insight into their experiences of the first quarter of 2018. What has been your main IR focus so far in 2018? Jose Cano: It’s been two-fold. Firstly, from a company perspective, we’ve been focused on ensuring our top holders have a clear understanding of what is going on and have timely acce...
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May 04, 2018
Equiniti buys Boudicca Proxy
London-headquartered Equiniti has acquired Boudicca Proxy in a deal designed to boost Equiniti’s strengths in the corporate governance arena. Boudicca specializes in proxy solicitation, shareholder communications, corporate governance advisory, share ownership analysis and global equity market intelligence, according to a statement released by Equiniti. In addition to enhancing Equiniti’s governance services, Guy Wakeley, CEO of Equiniti, says in the stat...
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Apr 25, 2018
Inside Honeywell’s award-winning investor meeting
Honeywell’s investor meeting in 2017 is a great example of a company providing an experience that was consistent with the company’s brand, helped change the narrative of the company performance and invited investors and analysts to have a good time. In late 2016 investors in Honeywell were surprised by worse-than-expected performance from the firm’s aerospace division. Sales had fallen by 6 percent and analysts were bearish about the performance. In early 2017...
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