Sell side Archive

Jun 08, 2021
How the sell side is integrating ESG into its research
The role of an equity analyst is to parse vast quantities of structured and unstructured information into simple, easy-to-follow research reports that provide investment advice to clients. As asset managers face greater pressure to disclose the ESG risks their portfolios are exposed to, sell-side analysts face similar pressure to assist their clients by acting as detectives, rooting out potential undiscovered ESG risks their clients – and their clients’ clients – may...
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May 28, 2021
IR teams preparing for tentative return to in-person meetings, poll finds
Almost two thirds (63 percent) of IR professionals plan to attend at least one in-person investor event during the second half of the year, according to poll results from a recent IR Magazine Webinar. The largest proportion of respondents – 42 percent – said they haven’t yet scheduled any in-person events, but plan to during the second half of the year, while 16 percent said they plan to attend at least one in-person conference they’ve already regis...
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Mar 30, 2021
What to do when an analyst is out on the numbers
Ross Hawley, sustainability manager at Virgin Atlantic Most IROs at some point in their job will have had analysts with significant outliers in terms of forecasts – whether on the upside or downside – and either can be equally challenging. The reasons can range from a modeling error to having a particular house stance on a technology, but there is no doubt that an aggressive view at either end attracts attention. Where it becomes most cha...
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Mar 29, 2021
Inside Genmab's blockbuster IPO
When Danish biotech Genmab raised $582 mn on Nasdaq in a secondary listing in 2019, it set a record for the biggest IPO of a European biotech on the exchange. The company had been public – listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen – for almost 20 years, and already had an ADR program in the US, when it decided to go for a full secondary listing in New York. But the key motivation behind the listing – for which the company was a runner-up in the best IR for a corporate trans...
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Mar 26, 2021
The week in investor relations: Robinhood IPO plans, Canadian Pacific Railway in M&A mega-deal and the 100-hour working week
– Robinhood is building a platform to ‘democratize’ IPOs, including its own, reported CNBC. The platform would allow users of its trading app to snap up shares alongside Wall Street funds, the news organization noted, citing ‘people familiar with the matter’. The move could further erode Wall Street’s grip on stock market fl...
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Feb 26, 2021
Star Market companies set for passive inflows following inclusion in Chinese and global indexes
FTSE Russell has confirmed it will add companies from China’s Star Market to its Chinese and global indexes for the first time, paving the way for more international investment to flow to the red-hot growth board. Following a semi-annual review, the firm said 50 Star Market companies will join its FTSE Global All Cap China A Inclusion Index and 11 will enter the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS). The additions will be effective from March 22. The chang...
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