Technology & Social Media Archive

Aug 14, 2019
London Metal Exchange to extend open outcry trading
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is set to double its final open-outcry trading sessions from five minutes to 10, following a successful trial for zinc.  The move by the 142-year old LME – the world’s oldest and largest market for industrial metals – follows a three-month trial for zinc, which resulted in a 57 percent average daily volume increase over the period before the trial. It will be made permanent for zinc as well as being extended to copper, lead, ni...
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Aug 06, 2019
Ole Søeberg of Advice Capital talks big data, AI and good IR
Ole Søeberg has worked on all sides of the fence: though he is currently a board member and advisor for Advice Capital’s Vision Fund – as well as serving as chairman of the Danish Shareholders Association – Søeberg also spent time as a fund manager, some 15 years as an analyst and more than a decade in IR: at Tryg Insurance and TDC Group.  Søeberg will be talking technology – specifically the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and alternative data on...
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Jul 22, 2019
China’s Star Market gets off to booming start
China today saw a dramatic launch to its new tech-focused stock exchange – the Star Market – in what is being seen as China’s answer to Nasdaq.  Like Nasdaq, equities on the Star Market are focused on tech and science, and opening trade was manic, with rapid increases and gains in all 25 companies making their debut, including microelectronics company Anji, which rose by 520 percent, and Montage Technology, which saw a 285 percent lift. As the day sett...
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Jul 08, 2019
Investors should push companies to prioritize cyber-security, says report
Investors should push companies to prioritize cyber-security, warns a new World Economic Forum report. It also proposes a framework for investors to measure and address cyber-security within a company. Cyber-attacks have almost doubled in the past five years, undermining confidence in some companies and driving demand for more secure digital products. Cyber-attacks have also resulted in losses for investors: during Verizon Communications’ recent acquisition...
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Jul 02, 2019
NIRI 2019: How to blend traditional and digital tools in proxy season
With much of proxy season now behind us in the US, IR Magazine caught up with Cathy Conlon, head of corporate issuer strategy at Broadridge, to hear how issuers have approached engaging with their retail investors this year. Speaking to IR Magazine at the NIRI annual conference, Conlon said: ‘It can be expensive to reach your individual investors. One of the things we try to help our clients with is how to make the most of the impact from things ...
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Jun 28, 2019
Big tech’s move into finance poses new risks, says BIS
Behemoth technology firms such as Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Tencent moving into financial services could well make the sector more efficient, but also introduces new risks, which need new regulatory approaches, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) writes in its Annual Economic Report. In a separate chapter focused on big tech in finance, the BIS notes that the above-named companies offer many potential benefits, including enhanced efficiency of f...
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