Corporate access Archive

Mar 14, 2019
Educating generalists: Top tips for IROs
The central problem: explaining your equity story. The complexities: a specialist topic and generalist investors. The horizon: a meeting environment made up of conferences, roadshows and corporate headquarters with meetings usually limited to 45 minutes to an hour. Sound familiar? I would think so.  Communicating with generalist investors tends to rely very much on a personal effort from IR, while meetings with specialists tend to be more target-oriented, making th...
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Mar 11, 2019
Mifid II to become global standard via US push
The long-held belief that Mifid II will become a global standard seems to be taking shape, with asset managers including Invesco, Wellington Management, Dodge & Cox, T Rowe Price and MFS pushing the SEC to allow them to apply Mifid II cost transparency rules in the US. In October 2017 the SEC gave US banks and brokers a 30-month reprieve to abide by Mifid II, givin...
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Feb 12, 2019
Mifid II puts pressure on IR teams
Mifid II has put the IR teams of UK companies under increasing pressure as demands from investors soar, according to research from London-based IR specialist firm Orient Capital. The implementation of Mifid II in January last year always had the potential to increase the range of responsibilities IR teams must take on as support from brokers reduced and investors engaged with issuers directly. This, states the research, is clearly placing IR teams under strain. ...
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Feb 08, 2019
Corporate access and Mifid II: One year on
As with research, Mifid II was predicted to have a profound impact on corporate access when it came into force at the start of 2018. As with research, however, the real impact a year on remains mixed – and more subdued than expected.  But that doesn’t mean things haven’t changed, with research by corporate access platform ingage showing how corporate att...
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Feb 04, 2019
Post Malone, Christopher Kane & Balenciaga: Inside IR at Crocs
When Crocs, the maker of the iconic love-them-or-hate-them foam clogs, listed on Nasdaq in 2006, it made history as the biggest IPO for a US footwear manufacturer. And while the shoes might have dropped out of favor, with the stock price crashing on a number of occasions as recently as mid-2013, the Colorado-headquartered company has made an impressive comeback.  It announced a restructuring plan in 2014, while a number of high fashion and celebrity collaborations ...
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