Technology & Social Media Archive

Dec 10, 2019
The 2010s in review: Etsy’s IR team picks the top 10 IR changes of the decade
Given our team’s different backgrounds and experiences, we thought it would be fun to work together to develop a top 10 list of the biggest changes in IR during the last decade. Here goes (in no particular order!): 1. The shrinking sell side and high number of analysts leaving Wall Street to pursue jobs in IR – including our own Gabe Ratcliff and some of our former covering analysts. Financial story-telling, valuation analysis and financial acum...
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Nov 27, 2019
Tech-ing it to the top: the technology behind award-winning IR
The nature of technology means that what makes for an award-winning approach to investor relations can vary widely: from chat tools used to keep in touch with retail investors to well-made in-house videos that showcase everything from the latest site visit to key elements of company strategy. Depending on the region, IR Magazine hands out awards to companies for best use of multimedia for IR, best IR website and/or best use of technology and social media fo...
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Nov 18, 2019
How AI and Big Data are transforming the investment process
Each month, Ole Søeberg, a board member for Advice Capital’s Vision Fund, sends off his portfolio of companies to an artificial intelligence (AI) lab. The firm runs the price and volume data through an algorithm that compares the stocks against more than 20 years of market performance. At the end of the process, the algorithm suggests how the portfolio should be weighted to provide increased alpha. The process is so complex that even the developers who designed t...
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Nov 14, 2019
Tech talk: Back to basics with the IR website
It might not be the most cutting-edge technology but the IR website is arguably the most important tool in any IRO’s box. Not only is it the first port of call for analysts and investors – and potential analysts and investors – but it is also where IROs allocate most of their tech spend. Despite this, IR Magazine research shows that fewer than three quarters of all US companies (74 ...
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Nov 08, 2019
Zebra Corporate Communications discusses the latest investor relations trends
IR Magazine spoke with Andrey Kozhevnikov, CEO and founder of Zebra Corporate Communications, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. In this video, Kozhevnikov discusses the latest trends in the IR industry and the benefits of attending an international IR event.  Interested in attending the Global Forum 2020? Click here to register yo...
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Nov 01, 2019
The week in investor relations: Data providers target corporates, Macquarie scales back equities business and European stocks see inflows
– Financial data providers are targeting listed companies as potential clients as their traditional audience of traders declines, according to an article in the Financial Times (paywall). ‘Chief technology officers need to become more efficient more quickly. Our fastest-growing segment is corporates, business development and investor relations,’ says Philip Snow, CEO of FactSet, in...
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Oct 28, 2019
AI and big data are ushering in a new world of investing
IR Magazine spoke with Ole Søeberg, board member and adviser for Advice Capital’s Vision Fund, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. Søeberg, who previously worked as an IR professional for 11 years, discussed the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in investment decision-making. He says in some cases analysts are starting to have better information about company performance than the ...
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Oct 18, 2019
Five tips to get the most out of webcasting
Sponsored content  There are many benefits to webcasting, including cost savings, efficiency and expanded reach. This is evidenced by the growing number of public companies that are using webcasting tools for a variety of different investor and analyst events. In this article we outline some best practices and top tips that can help you enhance your webcasting use. Give them something to look at Historically a lot of webcast...
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Sep 27, 2019
IEX cites entrenched competition and corporate inertia as it quits listings business
In 2017, IEX received final approval to start listing companies. The stock exchange, founded in 2012 and made famous by Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys, planned to lure companies from other exchanges. The following year it announced its first capture, Interactive Brokers, which moved over from Nasdaq. But nobody else followed suit. Earlier this week, IEX announced it would quit the listings business and focus on its core area of trading, while also launchi...
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