Corporate access Archive

Jan 01, 2003
Being light on your feet can significantly destress business travel. My rule is simple: never pack more than you can comfortably carry on board - no matter how long you'll be away. Why? The most obvious reason is lost luggage. But there are other, more compelling considerations. As a 'Type A' IRO, the last thing you want to do after a long flight is to stand at the baggage carousel and play roulette. Be assured that your travel companions - the CEO or CFO - ...
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Dec 01, 2002
In good times and bad, IROs need to be out there telling the company story to investors and analysts. Business travel can be frustrating, time consuming and exasperating. Here's how to make the most of your time on the road. 1. Status matters Travel on the same airline to build up a healthy 'miles' status. You need to be in the shorter line for business and first class security screening, but you don't have to pay business class prices to get there. Th...
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Sep 01, 2002
Halfway through 2002, the IPO market hovers perilously close to collapse. The investment banking community is pulling deal after deal in despair. But why? There is still plenty of money out there waiting eagerly for new, exciting growth stories after the shocking markets of the last two years. And make no mistake, there are some great businesses with great stories queuing to get to the market to fund future expansion. Falling global markets and the disa...
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Aug 01, 2002
Considering their enormous land mass, Australian companies are finding it a tad difficult to get on the radar screen of overseas investors. While the resources sector, utilities and financial institutions remain sought after, small-cap companies are finding it tough going. Spare a thought, too, for their neighbors across the Tasman in the much smaller New Zealand market. As in Asia and Europe, if you trawl the region for 'value', sound corporate governance pr...
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Aug 01, 2002
Amsterdam is truly a city of variety. It is a city where liberal bohemians mingle with serious finance professionals; where the sex industry thrives alongside a burgeoning financial industry; and where coffee shops vie for tourist attention with some of the finest museums and art galleries in Europe. Home to the Amsterdam stock exchange which is part of Euronext, Europe's largest combined stock exchange by trading volume, the city is also the headquarters of ...
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Aug 01, 2002
The roadshow is a right of passage for any company raising capital through debt or equity issuance. Senior executives, well coached by their underwriters, give a presentation to institutional investors to generate demand for the offering. Typically, the presentation lasts a couple of hours and is often part of a breakfast or lunch. These roadshows take place in as many major financial centers as the executives' underwriters think is appropriate, or can afford. ...
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Jul 01, 2002
While Rome remains Italy's political capital, Milan is the financial center of what was once upon a time the Roman Empire. The country's major economic and industrial activity has traditionally been concentrated in the northern regions of the peninsula, which is irrigated by the Po river. Nowadays, all the largest banks and asset management firms have their headquarters in Milan, which also hosts Italy's largest stock exchange. So international IROs targeting Italian...
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Jun 01, 2002
It's early morning at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, and prospective buyers are poking, prodding and tasting hundreds of fresh-caught tuna. At 5.30 am the tuna auction begins with a frenzy of yells and gestures - much like 9.30 am on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Not far away in the Marunouchi and Otemachi financial district, Japanese investors are increasingly bringing the same verve to equities research, looking prospective purchases in the eye and...
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Dec 01, 2001
Before Jonathan Peisner packs his bags for a roadshow, he covers a lot of ground internally, prepping his company's management team to speak with one voice and 'send the right messages' to the marketplace. Peisner, senior vice president of communications, investor relations and business planning at automotive product manufacturer Collins & Aikman, expects the financial community to glean intelligence about his company from many sources. 'We can't afford to have m...
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Nov 01, 2001
A video camera is as much a part of any home as an Instamatic was for our parents' generation. So why not have one in the office? Some executives still run for cover whenever a video camera is produced, but many others are turning to video as a primary communications tool. This is a tried and true technology whose time in the IR limelight has come. Virtual roadshows, satellite video tours, videoconference one-on-ones, video webcasts and video on CD-Rom - all ...
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