Corporate access Archive

Jun 01, 2006
For youthful English aristocrats in the 18th century, the grand tour was an opportunity to sample the many delights of Europe. But while these prototype backpackers took months or sometimes even years traveling at their leisure, foreign issuers lining up at a European roadshow are probably looking at a week or two at most. Their trips are likely to be less enjoyable than the drinking and philandering popular with the young bucks, but a lot more rewarding – financially sp...
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May 01, 2006
Q- We’re a small-cap company with a broad shareholder base and we’re not pleased with the rising costs of mailing out our annual report. We give shareholders the option to get the annual report online, but we still mail out around 2,000 reports. Any advice on how we can cut down these costs?  A- While it is certainly true that we live in a digital era, some things never change – like producing and distributing printed copies of your annual report...
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Apr 01, 2006
New York, New York. Loud, fast-paced, energetic – it’s a city that makes an impact. As the financial and news media capital of the US, and home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges, Wall Street, and innumerable corporations, brokerage houses and investment banks, it also has enormous importance as a roadshow destination. And there’s certainly an eager roadshow audience to be found. The city’s ten largest investment firms alone have combin...
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Mar 01, 2006
Q - In trying to assess the results of our last roadshow, my CEO wants me to try to get deeper insight into how fund managers are reading our message before we set up further meetings. What is the best way to elicit candid feedback from the buy side? A - Investors are generally not a shy breed and are pretty vocal about their thoughts on companies, as well as the management teams they have met with after an investor meeting. Ho...
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Mar 01, 2006
Ah, the west coast. Sunshine, movie stars, vineyards, Disneyland, Highway 1 – and about $2.58 tn of equity capital to be tapped. And if that isn’t incentive enough for an IRO to head for California, how about this: California buy-siders are long-term investors. According to Cary Krosinsky at CapitalBridge, 96 percent of Californian investment turnover is characterized as either low, very low or moderate. As a bonus, 41 percent of that money is invested in value s...
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Feb 01, 2006
Mark Twain could just as easily have been writing about Frankfurt when he famously insisted that ‘rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.’ Thousands of job cuts at the big city banks have contributed to a growing sense of gloom in Germany’s financial center over the past few years. The mood was not improved by Frankfurt-based Deutsche Börse’s failed attempt to take over the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the subsequent ousting of CEO Werner Seife...
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Oct 01, 2005
Editor’s note: This special research feature is sponsored by Global Consulting Group (GCG) When Lukoil, an international energy company based in Moscow, embarked upon a three-year strategy to strengthen its fundamentals and shed its image as an emerging markets player, a key part of its vision was targeting a wider range of long-term investors. In the past year Lukoil has had more international investors buying its shares, leading to some stell...
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Oct 01, 2005
Editor’s note: This special feature is sponsored by JPMorgan From September 2004 to September 2005 ten new Chinese companies listed on Nasdaq, according to Silvia Davi, a spokesperson for the exchange. Many of the newcomers from China are technology companies, or have an internet orientation. Experts believe there are another dozen or so Chinese tech companies preparing to list on Nasdaq in the coming months.  Nasdaq trades 19 mn shares a day...
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Sep 01, 2005
In May the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) took a roadshow on a world tour to tell global investors just how much it had reformed. Shepherded by Citigate Dewe Rogerson, three key TSE people went from Singapore to Hong Kong and on to London and Edinburgh before their finales in New York and Boston. Road warriors included Leon Ku, TSE’s senior executive; Amy Chin, commissioner of the Financial Supervisory Commission; and Tang-Chieh Wu, director general of the Securities ...
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May 01, 2005
Host of the hottest fashion shows on the planet and home to the major designer names Gucci, Versace, Fendi and Armani, Milan warrants the title of fashion capital of the world. But it is also the heart of Italy’s financial center, a center that operates with the same spark and vigor as its fashion industry. In terms of total assets under management, Italy’s financial center ranks third in Europe after the UK and France, according to Assogestioni, the Itali...
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