Corporate access Archive

Jan 02, 2020
Off-season engagement continues to rise, says ESG adviser
The number of requests that institutional investors receive for meetings outside of proxy season continues to rise, as IR, legal and sustainability teams are encouraged to work together on off-season ESG engagement. Speaking to IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary at the ESG Integration Forum – US 2019 in December, Daniel Oh said the institutional investors he talked to in December were receiving unprecedented levels of issuer outreach before the holidays....
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Dec 24, 2019
Navigating new terrain and demystifying corporate access
Sponsored content Corporate access has changed dramatically in recent years. By unbundling research and trading activity, Mifid II has placed a greater onus on IR teams to fill the gaps that are inevitably being left by the investment banks – which are being squeezed on pricing and volume of work.  Last month, we held a breakfast briefing in New York City, where senior IR practitioners and CFOs had the opportunity to bridge the gap and begin buil...
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Dec 23, 2019
The Clorox Company’s governance lead discusses engagement and ESG reporting
When IR Magazine sister publication Corporate Secretary caught up with Angela Hilt, vice president, corporate secretary and deputy general counsel at The Clorox Company, she discussed her role in the company’s shareholder engagement efforts, its ESG reporting and its diversity and inclusion measures in the boardroom. Hilt, who was nominated for the governance professional of the year (large cap) award, has been influential in expanding the company’s s...
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Dec 10, 2019
Experts highlight need for engagement flexibility
Companies need to be able to customize and adapt their shareholder engagement efforts, both to meet investor needs and to catch the attention of investors they wish to meet, according to governance experts. Many issuers can be ‘tone deaf’ going into calls or meetings with shareholders, Elizabeth Saunders, partner with Clermont Partners, told delegates during a panel discussion at the recent ...
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Dec 03, 2019
The 2010s in review: Change in the rules of engagement
This is the first in a series of columns to be published over the rest of the year, looking back at changes to IR during the 2010s. ‘If a fund manager is willing to fly halfway round the world to meet with a company, he/she must be deriving value from that meeting. How is this not unequal dissemination of information?’ This was the open question being posed by some regulators when the topic of meetings between quoted companies and investors first...
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Dec 02, 2019
IR Magazine Winter 2019
A light in the dark I recently spoke to Jim Toes, CEO of the Security Traders Association, about how the unprecedented number of issuer letters sent to the SEC about the access-fee pilot last year could be a sign that IR teams are getting more up to speed on market structure issues. He cited the increase in trading activity on dark pools as another issue IR teams need to be aware of. ‘Understanding where your stock is traded, why and b...
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Nov 26, 2019
Where to start with ESG roadshows
Brian Matt, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, spoke to IR Magazine about ESG roadshows, among other topics, during a video interview at the ESG Integration Forum – Europe 2019, hosted by IR Magazine and online sister publication Corporate Secretary. According to IR Magazine research, ...
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Nov 26, 2019
Advisory intelligence: Mifid II complicates investor targeting for Asia-Pacific companies
Sponsored content Mifid II may come from Europe but it has influenced investor relations all over the world, including in Asia. Increasingly, companies are finding it difficult to fill roadshow schedules and identify new investor targets in the region, says Matthew Rafter, vice president at Nasdaq IR Intelligence in Asia-Pacific.  ‘When Mifid II came out in January 2018, we didn’t see an immediate impact on our client base. We saw a little impac...
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