Corporate access Archive

May 25, 2021
Virtual offers IR-only opportunities in off-the-beaten-track destinations, says Phoenix IR
Adrian Rusling, founder of Belgium-based Phoenix IR, talks frankly to IR Magazine about how heading to smaller investor destinations can help diversify the investor base in locations more open to IR-only meetings. And with the pandemic having moved everything online, he explains that an increasing number of companies have been adding such cities to their roadshow schedules. While he stresses that he doesn’t want to ‘overstate the importance’ of these ...
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May 10, 2021
Most investor events to remain virtual this year, study finds
While some investment banks are preparing for a tentative return to small in-person events in the coming months, the majority of investor events will likely continue to be held virtually this year, according to a study conducted by OpenExchange. Three out of four investor conferences during the second half of 2021 will be entirely virtual, according to OpenExchange’s survey of 139 decision-makers at 30 financial institutions. As of May 10, Barclays is the b...
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Apr 08, 2021
How corporate access works at Point72
Grant Bartucci, associate director of corporate access and broker relations at Point72 Asset Management, talks to IR Magazine about meeting efficiency, issuer communication and the return to in-person engagement. How big is the corporate access team at Point72 and when was it created? It’s a team of four in total but that includes my part of the group, which is two people and is heavily focused on direct interactions with companies...
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Apr 05, 2021
Prepare for video events and beneficial owner access, Computershare exec says
The increased use of technologies offering remote access to AGMs has led investors to expect greater access to top C-suite executives, according to Paul Conn, president of global capital markets for global transfer agent Computershare. Conn says the use of relatively new technology and an increase in the understanding of how to use video conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom has led to better engagement between investors and companies. He expect...
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Apr 01, 2021
Corporate access: Around the world in 45 minutes
With a ventilator in view and one of its heated humidifiers – used to improve the outcomes of coronavirus patients in hospital – running in the background, management at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, a firm that plays a crucial role in supplying respiratory equipment used to treat Covid-19 patients around the world, took investor meetings from a lab decked out to look like an intensive care unit. ‘We didn’t want to provide a typical CEO-sitting-in-a-boardr...
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Mar 23, 2021
The Big Change – The new meaning of ‘shareholder meeting’: Ticker 123
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Cathy Conlon, vice president and head of corporate issuer product and strategy with Broadridge’s investor communications solutions division, about the lessons learned from last year’s virtual meeting crash course and what must be done to maintain momentum. This episode of The Ticker is sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solutions   Listen to the podcast recording below > ...
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Mar 18, 2021
Lights, camera, IR! Virtual investor days should look like TV shows, says senior IRO
Companies holding virtual capital markets days need to think like TV show producers to keep the audience engaged, says Vladimir Zaluzhsky, head of communications and IR at Severstal. In an interview with IR Magazine, Zaluzhsky discusses the planning and execution of the steel miner’s online event for investors and analysts, which took place on March 11. ‘We’re basically convertin...
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Feb 08, 2021
Three pillars: Inside Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp’s award-winning investor day
To coincide with the launch of its first ESG-focused report since 2013, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp decided to hold its first ever sustainability day in November 2019 at its Oakville headquarters in Ontario, Canada. In the spirit of sustainability, the energy company encouraged attendees to arrive by public transport, as well as partnering with Tesla to provide shuttle services to and from the event and the nearby Oakville GO Transit station. Algonquin also...
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