Corporate access Archive

Dec 02, 2020
Global Roadshow Report 2020 now available
IR Magazine reports on the who, where, how and why of corporate roadshow activity, based on a survey of 451 IR professionals. For the first time our report looks at the practices and preferences for virtual roadshows. The report still looks at roadshow destinations and travel for in-person roadshows, but for other aspects of roadshow activity – roadshow frequency, broker use, management attendance – this report examines both in-person and virtual roadsh...
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Nov 27, 2020
The week in investor relations: Wealth mergers, stewardship advice and remote M&A
– Stanhope Capital and FWM Holdings agreed to merge in a transaction that will create ‘one of the world’s largest independent wealth management groups,’ reported the Financial Times (paywall). The combined firm will manage $24.2 bn. Consolidation in the industry is being driven by low interest rests and climbing regulatory costs. – The Asset Management Taskforce, a UK go...
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Nov 18, 2020
How to get the most out of off-season engagement
Sponsored content During the last several years, off-season engagement has increased significantly. It used to be that investors and issuers would discuss governance issues during proxy season, and those conversations related to items on the ballot. But as large institutional investors have continued to expand their investment stewardship teams, it has created a demand for greater engagement on ESG issues outside of proxy season.  The Covid-19 pande...
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Oct 26, 2020
Investors miss field trips under Covid-19
While the switch to virtual IR during the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a number of benefits, investor field trips are an option hard to reproduce, and may be one of the first events brought back when in-person gatherings are possible again, according to panelists at the IR Magazine Forum – Canada 2020. In a session on investor targeting, panelists from IR teams and the buy side discussed how the pandemic has brought benefits and drawbacks to investor outreach. ...
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Oct 20, 2020
Inside CureVac’s IPO: A baptism by fire
Dr Sarah Fakih joined CureVac – one of just a handful of public biotechs focused on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology – in July 2020, as the Tübingen, Germany-headquartered firm was preparing to list on Nasdaq. The company was officially founded in 2000, after founder Dr Ingmar Hoerr (a doctoral student at the time) made a discovery that could u...
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Oct 05, 2020
Last word: Phase two of virtual IR events brings the potential for more flair
Readers around the world will have been relieved that, as global Covid-19 lockdowns eased, the very serious business of English Premier League football was allowed to resume in June, albeit with a few key changes. Given the worldwide appeal of the soccer league – home to household names such as Paul Pogba, José Mourinho and Mohamed Salah – it’s perhaps no surprise that organizers were keen to get things going again, even if games have to go ahead with empty s...
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Sep 10, 2020
Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai: Emerging market companies should expand their reach, says ALG
A new partnership announced this week sees Austin Lawrence Gidon (ALG), one of South Africa’s leading equity research companies, join forces with UK-headquartered Edison Group with a professed mission to ‘transform South African corporates’ access to international capital markets’, before doing the same in neighboring markets. Marius Strydom, CEO at ALG, talks to IR Magazine about the challenges South African IROs are facing, where they should be lo...
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