Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Dec 03, 2019
Roadshow guide to Baltimore
Each year, IR Magazine surveys hundreds of IR professionals from around the world to determine the globe’s most popular non-deal roadshow destinations.  This year, the top 20 ranking of the most-visited cities includes two new entries: one is Baltimore, which is the focus of this article, and the other is Denver, which will be tackled in a separate article...
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Nov 26, 2019
Investing in new investors
Today, investor targeting takes many different forms, from new Big Data tech tools to more traditional methods, such as a focus on investment style or peer analysis. Now, IR Magazine has revealed just what it takes to get an investor to take a position. Some companies say they ‘don’t do targeting’. And if you’re a one-man IR show, with stretched management, it’s easy to see why: just over a fifth (22 percent) of new investment targets will end up ...
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Nov 08, 2019
Uncertainty is 20/20 in 2020
As the year-end approaches, corporate leaders will take the opportunity to look into the future and make strategic decisions for 2020 and beyond. Corporate planning cycles, budget preparation and business projections take center stage, occupying executive time and sometimes taking on a life of their own. But one thing is certain: the outlook at the end of 2019 will be characterized by more uncertainty and risk than companies are accustomed to. Wherever they look, th...
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Nov 06, 2019
US institutional investors drive recovery of Russian market
US institutional investors are driving the recovery in the Russian stock market, according to new research. Over the first six months of the year, US funds increased their holdings in Russian stocks substantially and now account for 54 percent of all foreign institutional investment, finds a study by Investor Update, conducted in partnership with Moscow Exchange. The surge in overseas investment, also strongly supported by UK and Scandinavian investors, has p...
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Oct 18, 2019
Manulife IRO feels the Mifid II effect in Europe
The effects of Mifid II have so far been muted in Canada, but speakers at the recent IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada indicated that this could be changing, particularly when it comes to targeting in Europe. Adrienne O’Neill, global head of investor relations at Manulife, explained that the company has been undertaking efforts to diversify its investor base in Europe and Asia for several years. As a result, she has noticed a difference in how investment banks in ...
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Oct 11, 2019
It just became easier to cross-list in Saudi Arabia
The Capital Market Authority (CMA), Saudi Arabia’s regulator, announced a raft of measures and new regulations last week designed to make it easier and more attractive for non-Saudi companies to list on the Tadawul, Saudi’s stock exchange. Mohammed Elkuwaiz, chairman of the CMA, was quoted as saying the move would ‘create greater opportunities for diversification of investment for investors’ on the Tadawul. The new rules are designed to make it easier for fo...
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Oct 08, 2019
International meeting of minds: Highlights from the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019
What links Mifid II, Greta Thunberg and Jeff Bezos? They are all, in their own way, shaping the future of the IR profession.  Mifid II is driving changes in equity research and investor targeting. Thunberg fronts the global fight against climate change, which increasingly is an issue companies must address. And Bezos is helping everyone, including investors, make the most of new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI).  These topics all came under ...
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Oct 07, 2019
Why branding is more important than ever in investor relations: Ticker 107
This episode of The Ticker podcast comes to you from the Citadel Securities trading post on the floor of the NYSE.  With a purpose beyond profits, IR teams have the chance to create a truly memorable value creation story, says Louis Sciullo, executive director, head of financial services in North America at branding specialist Landor. Listen to the podcast recording below >...
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Sep 23, 2019
Advisory intelligence: Mifid II and investor engagement
Sponsored content Since its implementation in January 2018, Mifid II has had a ripple effect on the financial system – not just in Europe, but also in the U.S. and more gradually in Asia. The aspect of Mifid II that has been most discussed from day one – and that has the most far-reaching implications – is how buy-side firms pay for the research they use to make investment decisions.  In the EU, Mifid II forced the unbundling of trading and re...
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