Small cap Archive

Apr 01, 2020
Small-Cap IR report now available
IR Magazine has released a comprehensive report into the practice of IR at small-cap companies. Based on data from the past three years of our Global IR Survey, the Small-Cap IR report provides an analysis of investor relations at small-cap companies in comparison to the practice of IR at other cap sizes.   Click here to download the report ...
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Mar 30, 2020
DIRK cancels annual conference due to Covid-19 disruption
DIRK, the German investor relations association, has announced the cancellation of its annual conference due to the ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The conference, due to be held this year on June 8-9, is the association’s main annual event and normally attracts around 400 IROs.  ‘This decision was not an easy one for us because we put a lot of time and passion into t...
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Mar 09, 2020
What do emerging-market investors want from an IR website?
What do emerging-market investors want to see when they visit IR websites? Rather than invest in flashy visuals or interactive features, companies should first make sure they have the absolute basics right, according to Michael Chojnacki, founder and CEO of corporate access platform Closir. Last year, Closir, which focuses on linking companies and investors in emerging and frontier markets, surveyed fund managers about their expectations for IR websites, and...
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Feb 14, 2020
The art of turning a profit: Investor relations at a listed art dealer
Over the last 30 years, financial regulators have slowly but steadily clamped down on the ability of insiders – those with material information about a company – to profit at the expense of the rest of us. But there is another market where practices such as insider trading and front-running continue to run free: the art world. ‘It makes it a lot easier to be a winner when you can do all this legally without violating any law,’ says Ruediger Weng, chairman an...
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Feb 12, 2020
Fears for UK small and mid-cap liquidity
A growing number of issuers and investors in the UK have reported a decline in the amount of research produced on small and mid-caps as Mifid II has gradually fed into the financial markets since January 2018. More than 80 percent of investors saw a decrease in the availability of research for small and mid-cap companies in 2019, blaming the European regulatory regime for the reduction in coverage, according to a study published by broker Peel Hunt and the Quoted Co...
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Feb 12, 2020
AMF pushes for new charter on issuer-sponsored research
The French financial regulator has said it will support the use of issuer-sponsored research in Europe as part of its response to changes to the research industry brought about by Mifid II.  Under a new action plan, the AMF says it will encourage all market participants to work on a charter – based on existing regulations – that supports good practice for research paid for by companies. In particular, the regulator wants research to make clear when there are fi...
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Jan 30, 2020
How Coeur Mining won best proxy statement (small cap)
As a small-cap company, Coeur Mining doesn’t have the same resources that many past winners and nominees of the best proxy statement award have had. But this year, for the first time, the Corporate Governance Awards recognize the best proxy statement among small caps, rather than grouping their entries with mid-cap ones. While the legal team at Coeur Mining may have a small budget and fewer resources than some companies, it has looked at the trends adopted by the ...
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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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