Small cap Archive

Jan 24, 2020
NIRI proposes guidance on company-sponsored research
Attitudes to company-sponsored research are softening, according to experts, as NIRI releases provisional guidance to its members about what they should consider when commissioning third-party research. NIRI unveiled its proposed guidelines to members last week, and is accepting comments on the guidelines until mid-February. Speaking to IR Magazine, NIRI president and CEO Gary LaBranche explains that the institute’s leadership has considered offering guid...
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Jan 07, 2020
How Asia Aviation won the best IR website category at the IR Magazine Awards
Looking for inspiration for your IR website? A good place to start is Asia Aviation, which won the best IR website category at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2019.  The award was decided by a panel of judges, featuring experts from the buy side and sell side. Commenting on Asia Aviation’s website, one judge said: ‘It features good use of animation and charts to simplify and better communicate the numbers to investors. It is clean, easy ...
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Dec 20, 2019
End-to-end investor relations: The IR journey of rising star Giovanna Vera
I joined Century Pacific Food in 2014, while it was in the middle of executing an IPO. At that time, I had minimal work experience having just graduated from university two years prior. Out of necessity, however, I was quickly thrust into a leadership role – overseeing the deal process that was previously being handled by the CEO and CFO. Several sleepless nights later, Century Pacific successfully listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, putting the onus o...
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Dec 13, 2019
The week in investor relations: Strategists back small caps, London reviews trading hours, and a ‘perfect storm’ for research boutiques
- US small caps are expected to outperform larger companies during 2020, according to strategists surveyed by Bloomberg. Four out of five strategists polled by the news service say they expect above-average performance over the next 12 months. Steven Desanctis at Jefferies told Bloomberg his firm expects the Russell 2000 to rise 7 percent next yea...
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Dec 12, 2019
Small caps lag in adding women to boards
US small-cap companies are lagging their larger peers in adding female directors to boards, according to research by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).  Between 2017 and 2019, companies with a market cap between $300 mn and $2 bn saw the percentage of women on their board rise from 13 percent to 17 percent, finds the research, which was carried out in partnership with Main Data Group. Over the same time period, the Russell 3000 index –...
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Nov 15, 2019
Mifid II makes its way East
Much of the coverage of Mifid II has inevitably focused on its European impact and, more recently, on North America. But what of its effect on Asia and – in particular – Asian investor relations? ‘There is no lack of understanding about Mifid II per se,’ Angela C...
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Nov 01, 2019
‘WeWork is a transformational moment,’ says OTC Markets’ Paltrowitz
It’s been a mixed year for IPOs, according to Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president of corporate services at OTC Markets, and the differing fortunes of newly public companies could lead to investors looking more closely at equities next year. Speaking to online television network Cheddar, Paltrowitz commented on how the botched WeWork IPO could change what investors look ...
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Oct 24, 2019
Advisory Intelligence: Cannabis industry survives a correction as institutional investors look on
Sponsored content In the last two years, the market for public cannabis companies has captured the imagination of many people. The clamor of retail investors and regular media coverage has created tremendous excitement around what has been dubbed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for wealth creation. But the last six months have shown that the sector has a long way to go until it can be considered to be mature. ‘It has been just over a year sin...
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Oct 24, 2019
OTCQX Video Series: Deep Yellow
Focused on uranium exploration in Namibia, Deep Yellow is a development company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange that cross-trades on the OTCQX Best Market. This video interview with Deep Yellow CEO John Borshoff discusses the company’s evolution, its outlook on uranium...
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