Case studies Monthly archive

Oct 30, 2018
Spotlight on: Key issues in Q4 for UK IROs
As we enter the last months of 2018, we hear from Leah McCreanor, senior IR manager at RBS, and Steve Nightingale, director of IR at Britvic Soft Drinks, who share their Q3 experiences and outline their expectations for Q4. What was your main IR focus in Q3, and did you experience any challenges or achievements you’d like to share with your IR peers? Leah McCreanor: We held an investor seminar on our personal & business banking franchis...
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Oct 25, 2018
IR30: Understanding ‘the whole picture’ of IR
Richard Davies, founder and managing director of RD:IR, has been an investor relations adviser for the last 30 years. In this Q&A he talks about how the profession has changed during his career and what the future may hold for public companies. What has been the biggest change in IR during the course of your career, and how has this shaped IR? Mifid II is the most significant change in the IR environment since I started in this industry 3...
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Oct 24, 2018
Winners of the IR Magazine Awards – Brazil 2018 announced
More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the best and brightest in the Brazilian IR community yesterday at the IR Magazine Awards – Brazil 2018 in São Paulo. This year’s awards were revamped compared with previous years, using the same format IR Magazine has trialed at other recent awards events around the world. Companies were encouraged to nominate themselves – or could be nominated by others – across 12 different categories. The entries were t...
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Oct 22, 2018
How to deal with employees in times of crisis
When a company takes a knock to its share price, gaining an investor’s point of view on the contributing factors is paramount, says Martin Ziegenbalg, executive vice president and head of investor relations at Deutsche Post DHL. When your employees also happen to be shareholders in their company, IROs must find ways to strike a balance between impartiality and transparency. Ziegenbalg gives his view on wh...
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Oct 15, 2018
Bridging the gap between the C-suite and investors
As IROs, we sometimes struggle to convey the concerns and interests of investors to our C-suite. For those on the front lines of running a business, regardless of the sector, the practice of investor relations can seem a little arcane and removed from reality. Let’s face it, most investors do not have an industry background and view companies from a financial ivory tower. It is the job of the IRO to build a communications bridge across the gap between that ivory tower an...
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