Corporate access Archive

Sep 02, 2021
Delta variant forcing IR teams to rethink in-person investor interactions, panel says
Only one in 10 IR professionals have not changed their plans for in-person investor interactions due to the Delta variant and rising Covid-19 cases, according to audience polling during a recent IR Magazine Webinar. More than one third (36 percent) of respondents have scaled back plans for in-person events and meetings, while 18 percent have cancelled all in-person interactions and 26 percent have been planning virtual interactions all along. New Covid-19 ca...
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Aug 02, 2021
‘There is plenty of scope for IR-only meetings in New Zealand,’ says Jarden
Jarden is an investment adviser with an unusual backstory. If you watch the video on the firm’s 60-year history, it’ll probably be the first time you see a man in a vest – wielding an axe – in finance. The video walks us through the life of former pro-rugby player Ron Jarden, ‘an average Kiwi who refused to be average,’ who founded Jarden – in the back of a menswear store – when he ...
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Jul 22, 2021
Tech platform aims to narrow information gap between retail and institutional investors
There is a long-running debate about whether professional investors should get private meetings with management. If all shareholders have the right to equal information, should a select few be offered one-on-ones with the CEO or CFO? Of course, financial regulation prohibits the release of material information in these meetings. And fund managers argue they need to conduct due diligence before investing large sums, often on behalf of the public. But you have ...
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Jul 16, 2021
The week in investor relations: BlackRock’s power, Loeb’s investor meeting rejection and Hong Kong’s ‘hot market’
– When BlackRock tweaked some models back in May, it triggered a wave of buying and selling, reported The Wall Street Journal (paywall), which said the investment giant’s moves set off flow of more than $1 bn to one relatively small ETF in just a few days. Citing BlackRock documents and ‘people familiar with the matte...
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Jul 15, 2021
Overcoming the Russian discount: How Polyus leveled up its IR outreach
The ‘Russian discount’ – where domestic companies trade at lower values than international peers – is a well-known phenomenon. Investors cite corporate governance concerns, a lack of transparency and geopolitical risk as some of the principal reasons for the mark-down. As a result, Russian IR teams know they have to work extra hard to get their message across to the buy side. That’s one reason why Polyus decided to build out its internal investor targeting...
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Jun 17, 2021
Keeping meetings real(ish)
Even though the world is beginning to breathe again in the wake of the pandemic, some things will remain consistent from the old normal to the new paradigm: investor relations departments will still be scrambling to make the most of their budgets, senior management teams will continue to be pressed for time, and the air conditioning systems in hotel conference centers will still be too cold by lunchtime. But the advent of online meeting platforms has brought the pro...
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