Corporate access Archive

Nov 13, 2018
Spotlight on: Talking to investors
Communicating a company’s equity story to the investment community lies at the heart of effective IR, but it can be a tricky task to get right in terms of both messaging and tactics. We hear from Joanna Copestake, director at JLC Investor Relations and a former fund manager, who shares her views and top tips on how IROs can talk to investors more effectively.  In your experience, which communication methods are best received by investors? ...
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Oct 04, 2018
IR30: ‘We got a lot of questions on what Trump was going to do’
Manulife US REIT has a portfolio that consists of office properties in the US across Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, DC, as well as locations like Irvine and New Jersey. IR head Caroline Fong talks to IR Magazine about her career and some of the unique challenges of being listed in Singapore while being invested in the US.  What are the particularities of doing IR for a real estate investment trust (Reit) with purely US office real estate ...
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Oct 01, 2018
Global Forum: The stories behind the agenda
With just over a week to go before the international IR community gathers in Amsterdam for the Global Forum & Awards – 2018, IR Magazine takes a look at the stories behind some of the key sessions across the two-day event.  Click here for more information and to book your place at the IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards – 2018 The event, which last yea...
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Sep 17, 2018
Capital markets days gain in popularity
Research from financial communications experts Citigate Dewe Rogerson (CDR) reveals a rise in the popularity of capital markets events as companies seek to differentiate themselves in a post-Mifid II environment. Speaking to IR Magazine in advance of the release of the results from its latest annual IR survey, Sandra Novakov, head of IR at CDR, observes: ‘With continued decline in sell-side research and increasing broker disintermediation accelerated by t...
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Sep 04, 2018
How to put on an award-winning investor event
Joint winner: Banco Santander, Spain  When the Spanish bank decided to move its annual group strategy update from London to New York last year, it chose a landmark location – the NYSE – to discuss achievements in the objectives set at its 2015 investor day. Although a large number of international investors were reportedly ready to make the trip to the US, the firm eventually opted to reduce the number of attendees in order to give better on-si...
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Aug 22, 2018
Mifid II: Prepare for impact
Was Mifid II the 2018 version of the Millennium Bug? The newest iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive landed at the start of the year and, while there were some strong claims about its effect on the markets from its implementation on the second trading day of the year, the impact has been more of a step change than a cliff fall. Depending on which European market you visit, issuers will give you varying stories about how Mifid II has affected t...
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