Technology & Social Media Archive

Sep 07, 2020
IR coffee breaks: Your virtual support group
Each Thursday at 11.00 am you can find up to 40 IR professionals logged into the IR coffee breaks meeting set up by Marina Calero, director at London and Dublin-headquartered Powerscourt, discussing everything from which virtual AGM providers have worked well to when might be a good time to restart the dividend. Calero is a natural networker and had previously run a number of breakfast meetings, where topics included Mifid II and AGM prep. But that was in a pre-...
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Sep 02, 2020
Professional IR adds up to a quarter of value at GCC banks, finds research
IR quality is the third-most important valuation driver at banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, with top-level IR able to add as much as 24.2 percent to price/tangible book value (P/TBV), according to new analysis from Dubai-based Iridium Advisors.  The firm built AI algorithms, known as the Iridium Quant Lens ML algorithms, to run through around 9 mn data points, covering 673 banks worldwide for each quarter over the last 10 years. Iridium says the ...
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Aug 28, 2020
The week in investor relations: Ant Group reveals listing plans and Storebrand kicks out anti-climate action lobbyists
– Ant Group, the mobile payments company owned by Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, announced plans to float on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, in what could become the world’s largest IPO. The Guardian reported that the firm could raise as much as $30 bn in the flotation, topping the $25.6 bn raised by Saudi Aramco’s...
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Aug 24, 2020
The story behind Shutterstock’s innovative new IR microsite
As Shutterstock announced its second-quarter results this year, the company also unveiled a new, innovative investor relations microsite that more closely resembles an interactive annual report than a quarterly earnings report. The site features 11 videos with members of the company’s executive team – showcasing a deep bench including the company’s chair, CEO and CFO, but ...
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Aug 20, 2020
The golden age of video IR: Ticker 119
IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks to talks to Wayne Baker, faculty director at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An expert on a lot of things, including what makes social networks work, Baker has put together a list of practical recommendations that you can put to use to design, manage and run the sort of virtual meetings that make people really relate. Listen to the podcast recording be...
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Aug 06, 2020
Australia extends measures allowing virtual AGMs
The Australian government has extended measures allowing companies to hold virtual annual shareholder meetings amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in Victoria, the country’s second-most populous state. Last Friday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said special rules allowing online-only shareholder meetings would be extended for a further six months, making them valid until March 21, 2021.  ‘Under the social distancing measures that are currently in place, and the o...
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Aug 05, 2020
First time’s a charm: Chevron’s first virtual annual meeting
Chevron decided to hold a virtual shareholder meeting this year. Had you held one before? This was our first virtual shareholder meeting. We had discussed it in the past and had always decided against it. You filed your proxy statement in early April, and announced the potential for a virtual meeting, which you confirmed in mid-April. What preparation was required? As we approached the date of filing our proxy, it was ...
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Jul 29, 2020
Wednesday Winner: Inside Hays’ interactive IR video
Hays picked up the best use of multimedia for IR trophy at last year’s IR Magazine Awards – Europe, in recognition of an investor relations video the team produced. In this interview, Charles Chalkly, investor relations manager at Hays, discusses why the IR team decided to create a video, how it got management buy-in at each step of the way and how it measured the success of the video. This is the fifth episode in our new socially distanced video series, ...
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