Reporting Archive

Apr 13, 2022
The story behind Link Asset Management’s award-winning annual report
Link Asset Management won best annual report by a large cap at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2021. Speaking to IR Magazine, Eric Yau, chief strategy officer at the real estate investment trust (Reit) manager, recommends companies think carefully about what to include in their annual report, rather than shoving in everything they think their range of stakeholders might want. ‘I think it’s easy to read [and] relatively concise,’ he says of hi...
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Apr 08, 2022
How Singapore is taking sustainability and diversity on board
Several new corporate governance measures are slated to be introduced in the Singaporean capital markets in coming years, with investors increasingly concerned about their assets’ climate change disclosures and board diversity policies. Singapore Exchange (SGX) launched a consultation paper on climate change and diversity disclosures last August. In it, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) set out a roadmap for climate-related disclosures to be mandatory in i...
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Apr 07, 2022
Time to separate the G from ESG, argues SquareWell Partners
‘Governance should be viewed as the means of facing environmental and social risks and opportunities – not as an isolated element.’ That’s according to a new note published by SquareWell Partners, which argues that governance needs to be ‘put back in the spotlight’ as ESG has become increasingly synonymous with sustainability. In response ...
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Mar 22, 2022
SEC proposes climate disclosure requirements
A divided SEC on Monday voted to propose highly anticipated rule changes that, if approved, will require companies to make climate-related disclosures including on climate-related risks that are expected to have a significant impact on them. The more than 500-page-long proposal covers disclosures in companies’ registration statements and periodic reports, and would include disclosure of their gre...
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Feb 11, 2022
Making the most of year-end communications
It’s that time again. Year-end communications – which occur in the first quarter of each and every new year – present an ideal opportunity to shape and showcase your corporate story. This is the time to share your company’s accomplishments, illustrate execution against your stated strategy, talk through the challenges of the past year and lay out the go-forward plan for value creation. That said, the process has become far more comprehensive and complex as c...
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Feb 03, 2022
Inflation and pandemic batter CFO confidence for 2022
Rising inflation and the aftermath of the pandemic are clouding the US economic horizon for the next six months, a new survey of CFOs reveals. Net optimism is down 12 percentage points to 57 percent, while net pessimism has almost doubled, from 11 percent to 21 percent, Grant Thornton reports. Ongoing supply chain issues and workforce concerns have added to CFO woes, while the Omicron variant of Covid-19 – which broke after the survey was held in Q4 – and the la...
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Dec 20, 2021
IR papers: Investors and analysts can glean information from tone of voice and what’s left unsaid
While IROs claim to be exceptionally careful about what they disclose in private meetings, mounting evidence suggests some investors continue to profit from informational ‘leakage’. Now we know why. The results of a new study suggest this very conscientiousness may, ironically, work to promote selective disclosure to preferred audiences. ‘Both the SEC and NIRI encourage greater pre-meeting preparation and consideration of materiality as effective wa...
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