Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Dec 14, 2018
US equities to benefit from last vestiges of fiscal stimulus in 2019, says SSGA
Asset manager State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) believes US equities will benefit from the last vestiges of fiscal stimulus and strong consumer spending in the first part of 2019.  But opportunities are likely to shift to other regions and sectors in the second half of the year, depending on how policy tightening, trade disputes and geopolitical events play out in emerging markets and Europe. Given the maturity of the current cycle, SSGA in its ‘2019 Glo...
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Dec 13, 2018
Economic expansion likely to continue through 2019, says GSAM
The ageing economic expansion is likely to continue through next year with some possible advantages for investors after a challenging 2018, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) 2019 investment outlook, entitled ‘A Better Deal’. For investors, late-cycle fears will continue to drive ‘episodic volatility and drawdowns,’ says GSAM, creating opportunities to invest at attractive valuations. ‘End-of-cycle signs – including c...
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Dec 12, 2018
Hitting a moving target: A think tank recap
There can be no doubt we live in uncertain times: global geopolitical events swing and sway, sometimes touching on worrying and extreme scenarios. Given this, it was timely for the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe 2018 to explore such issues in the global economy within the context of targeting. It was pointed out at the event that the end wasn’t quite nigh: on a macro level, despite negative headlines, the IMF highlighted the world economy as doing fine, growin...
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Dec 10, 2018
Investors pull out of US equity funds
Investors pulled out of US equity and corporate bond funds in the early part of December, favoring the safety of US government debt given trade uncertainties and the outlook for global growth. Funds invested in US equities saw $3.5 bn of outflows up to December 5, nearly reversing inflows into such funds this year, according to data from US fund data analytics company EPFR Global. Investors also withdrew $1.8 bn from US bond funds, marking a fourth straight week of ...
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Dec 03, 2018
30 IR stars in 30 days: CN
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days, giving you the gift of an IR advent calendar.  CN is no str...
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Nov 27, 2018
Investors pull more than $1 tn from UK equity funds
Investors have removed more than $1 tn from UK equity funds since the EU referendum in 2016 amid concerns over Brexit and the looming prospect of Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming UK prime minister, according to the latest data and analysis. The consistent business uncertainty due to Brexit and the possibility of a Labor government led by Corbyn have tainted UK equity funds, which have lost $1.01 tn in outflows since June 2016, according to EPFR Global, the ...
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Nov 23, 2018
Big data and IR: Turning the tables on investor targeting
As in so many professions and industries, technology continues to transform the face of the IR world. And with investors sparing no expense when it comes to collecting data on the corporates they back – or are planning to – it can seem sometimes that IR is at a disadvantage when it comes to collecting intelligence about the decisions investors make, and predicting the moves they may be about to make.  This was the focus of conversation at the second breakfast b...
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Nov 01, 2018
Newly created Israeli forum calls for more IR support
Israeli companies must do more to communicate with their shareholders, according to keynote speakers at the newly created Israeli Investor Relations Forum. Of the 450 companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), only 30 percent currently have an IR program, either internally or through a consultant, said Ittai Ben-Zeev, CEO of TASE, at the forum. Last year, the exchange launched an IR information web...
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Oct 23, 2018
Foreign investors too negative on Japanese equities
Foreign investors underestimate the return on Japanese equities after selling more assets in 2018 than at any other time in the past two decades, according to a statement by UK investment management firm Kames Capital. Markets have turned bearish on the country’s stocks as fears of a global trade war intensify, pulling the TOPIX Index down 3.1 percent despite attractive earnings and valuations....
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