Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Apr 03, 2020
To postpone or go virtual? Companies adapt investor day plans due to Covid-19 lockdown
GoDaddy offered a series of virtual presentations from senior management. Moody’s Corporation switched the format to an online fireside chat. And Fiserv postponed until the fall, although it still released new cost-saving targets.  These are just a few examples of how companies are adapting their investor day plans in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has led to a ban on public gatherings across much of the developed world.  The spread of the virus...
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Apr 03, 2020
The week in investor relations: Record declines, economic projections and fund rebalancing
– Stock markets suffered some of their worst falls for decades in the first quarter of 2020 as investors responded to the coronavirus outbreak, reported the BBC. The FTSE 100 Index dropped 25 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 23 percent, marking their biggest quarterly declines since 1987. The S&P 500, meanwhile, experienced its biggest quarterly drop since 2008.  – ...
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Mar 17, 2020
Roadshow guide to Chicago
With the coronavirus outbreak affecting corporate and investor calendars worldwide, companies are unlikely to be traveling to Chicago for roadshows over the coming months. IR Magazine is also not recommending that any companies head out on the road at this time. But we hope this guide will serve as a useful research document for planning future trips or ...
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Mar 06, 2020
The week in investor relations: Rate cuts, cancelled IPOs and bearish predictions
– The US Federal Reserve announced a surprise interest rate cut of half a percentage point as the number of coronavirus cases around the world continues to grow, reported CNBC. ‘The coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity,’ said the central bank in a statement. Investors were spooked by the move, with stock markets falling after th...
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Mar 02, 2020
Ticker 112: How to get IPOs right in 2020
This episode of The Ticker podcast comes to you from the Citadel Securities trading post on the floor of the NYSE.  IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks with Patricia Graue, director at Brunswick, about the state of the IPO market in 2020 and what companies need to do to achieve investor backing for a public listing. Listen to the podcast recording below > ...
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Feb 13, 2020
In the Mifid II era, IR teams play more active role in targeting
Sponsored content More than one third of investor targets globally are directly identified by the investor relations team, according to recent research from IR Magazine. There’s no question that this number has increased due to the effects of Mifid II and the changes to corporate access it has initiated. The same research shows IR teams are more likely to have decreased, rather than increased, their use of brokers for investor targeting. ...
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Feb 07, 2020
The week in IR: REIT investing, CEO/chair roles and sustainable funds
- Most real-estate investment trusts (REITs) have a ‘significant opportunity’ to grow their shareholder base among generalist investors, according to a new report from IHS Markit. For many REITs, specialist investors account for less than half of actively managed investment. Market changes over the last 10 years have encouraged generalist investors to take more interest in ...
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Feb 07, 2020
Hedge funds warm to sustainable investment
Hedge funds are slowly but steadily adding ESG factors to their investment approach as they come under pressure from institutional clients, according to new research. In a survey of hedge fund managers, 15 percent say integration at their firm is at a ‘mature’ stage, meaning that ESG is incorporated into policies, committees and research, while 44 percent say implementation is ‘in-progress’.  A further 31 percent say they are at an ‘awareness-raisi...
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Jan 24, 2020
The week in investor relations: Climate change, sustainable funds and ‘diverse’ IPOs
– Questions are being asked over the voting record of Australian asset managers on climate change issues, reported the Financial Times (paywall). Data provided to the FT by Proxy Insight showed that some major investors had not supported any climate change resolutions during the 2018-2019 proxy season. The deadly wildfires during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer have raised the ...
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