Technology & Social Media Archive

Feb 20, 2019
Regular investment and trading in crypto-assets by 2021, predicts research
The much-debated impact of crypto-assets is given some context in a new survey by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), which finds 19 percent of institutional investors believing digital assets will be regularly invested and traded in by 2021. In addition, 41 percent of respondents will start investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs) within the next five years. The survey notes that the growth of the digital asset industry will increase the ICO mar...
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Feb 14, 2019
What going fully digital means for proxy communications – and outcomes: Ticker 98
This edition of the Ticker podcast is sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solutions and features Cathy Conlon, head of corporate issuer strategy and product management at Broadridge Financial Solutions. Conlon reviews the 2018 proxy season and offers her views on the issues and technologies set to drive the upcoming AGM season – including the rise of ESG proposals, the debate around legislating for greater board diversity and the growth of electronic share voting.  ...
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Feb 05, 2019
Embrace video to boost investor relationships, says expert
Technological innovation, particularly the use of webcasts, is a powerful tool for promoting a company’s investor relations story that should be embraced, according to speakers at a recent webinar discussion on digital strategies. Speaking at the IR Magazine Webinar – Building global investor relationships using digital strategies, held on January 31, Simon Ball, senior vice president of digital media solutions at West Corporation, said the benefits of online me...
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Jan 25, 2019
Companies need to think more about blockchain, says survey
Some of the largest institutional investors think listed companies will soon have to show their intentions for blockchain technology and that blockchain executives may find seats in the company boardroom. In a survey conducted by the trade association Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a quarter of all institutional investors predict that listed firms will have to outline their plans for blockchain in the next few years, along with their earnings reports an...
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Jan 18, 2019
Virtual conferences help boost investor engagement
Virtual investor conferences can provide a cost-effective method of investor engagement to 'get eyes on your stock,' especially for companies with limited exposure, time and resources, according to one expert. Those challenges - budget, time and exposure - are especially pronounced at small and micro-cap companies that have no IR team, Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president at OTC Markets, tells IR Magazine. He says virtual investor conferen...
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Jan 18, 2019
IROs advised to enhance websites amid Mifid II disruption
Experts are urging IR professionals at small and mid-cap companies to produce better websites that showcase their investment cases and business models for potential investors in light of Mifid II. The comment follows a webinar hosted by the UK’s IR Society on Wednesday this week, in which experts reviewed the events of the past 12 months and discussed ongoing concerns for 2019. The experts were Morgan Stanley’s managing director Ben Grindley, AXA Framlington fun...
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Jan 16, 2019
Top four digital communication tips for IR professionals
IR professionals all have an opportunity to set new goals for 2019, regardless of whether you bounced triumphantly or strolled meekly past the 2018 finish line. Crucially, however, understanding what message you’re trying to convey and how you’re trying to convey it through your business’ digital communications strategy is imperative. Speaking to IR Magazine, Arash Adnani, IR digital communications expert at Blender Media, shares his recommendations f...
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Jan 09, 2019
Companies keen to outsource IR apps, study finds
Almost half of companies worldwide would outsource their investor relations apps, according to an IR Magazine research report. Looking at how common it is for companies to use an external provider in 13 areas of activities related to IR practice, Outsourcing IR 2018 reveals that 47 percent of the companies polled would consider outside help for their IR apps. This trend is more pronounced among Asian companies, according to the report, with ...
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