Small cap Archive

Jun 09, 2021
It’s a small world: How retail IR is changing
‘Corporate communications is changing,’ declares Galina Meleger, director of IR at Endeavour Silver and winner of the rising star trophy at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2021. Meleger says that while the traditional approaches to IR, including ‘trade shows and phone pitching’, remain effective, in the Covid-19 era and particularly when it comes to attracting t...
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Jun 04, 2021
The week in investor relations: Warning over Tesla tweets, meat substitutes boost record IPO and ‘wolf packs’ of activists on the prowl
– The SEC told Tesla last year that tweets by CEO Elon Musk had ‘twice violated a court-ordered policy requiring his tweets to be pre-approved by company lawyers,’ according to an article by the Wall Street Journal (paywall). In 2018 Tesla settled an enforcement action with the securities regulator after Musk tweeted about potentially takin...
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May 27, 2021
Small-cap companies held most investor days in past year
Although participation in physical, in-person events – roadshows, investor days, site visits, investor conferences – tends to increase with market cap, research from IR Magazine shows that there is a ‘notable exception to this rule.’ Small-cap companies held the most investor days during the past year, according to the Investor Events research report....
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May 18, 2021
What’s the retail investment sweet spot?
New research into retail investor trends shows that while most companies (55 percent) are happy with their current levels of retail shareholdings, just over a quarter would like to see more retail investment. So is there a sweet spot when it comes to how many retail investors hold your stock? IR Magazine’s new Retail Investors research report, which ex...
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May 11, 2021
Winning research: CFA competition brings exposure to A10 Networks
Each year CFA Institute holds a global research report competition, where companies present to teams of students from competing universities across dozens of countries. This year, for the first time, the company presenting in New York was a small-cap firm: cloud software company A10 Networks. The popular narrative around small-cap companies is that it can be hard to get your name out there, with analyst coverage often difficult to generate. For A10, the CFA competit...
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Apr 12, 2021
London sees best quarter for IPOs in 14 years
The UK saw a boom in listings in the first quarter of 2021, with more funds raised in the opening quarter of the year than in any other opening quarter since 2007, according to EY. London also marked the most funds raised in any single quarter since 2014. Total funds for the quarter were more than half of the total £9.4 bn ($13 bn) raise...
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Mar 24, 2021
Unlocking the value of high-performance computing and blockchain: Northern Data’s new head of IR on rethinking the equity story
One of the most interesting challenges for IR is building out the equity story in an emerging sector. That’s the task faced by Jens-Philipp Briemle, who this month became head of IR at Frankfurt-listed Northern Data. The company, which is traded over the counter, provides data centers for high-performance computing (HPC), in which computer power is agg...
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Mar 12, 2021
Investors and companies call for UK to replicate EU changes to Mifid II unbundling rules
The UK should follow the EU’s lead and ease Mifid II unbundling rules for small and mid-caps, according to a survey of investors and companies. Mifid II, introduced at the start of 2018, banned the use of trading commissions to pay for equity research. But last year the European Commission said it would relax the rules for companies under €1 bn ($1.2 bn) in market cap, saying it wanted to remove ‘burdensome’ requirements. Now there are calls for a sim...
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