Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Dec 20, 2018
New technologies bring retail investors into focus: Ticker 96
This episode of the Ticker podcast is brought to you by Broadridge Financial Solutions.  While retail investors own about a third of US public company stock, few ever bother to vote their shares. But that’s changing. New technologies make small investors more likely to vote – while also making it easier to influence that vote. And with activists managing more than $200 bn in assets, the stakes for effective communication are greater than ever.  This wee...
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Dec 18, 2018
Tech talk: GraphCall – A new medium for reporting
Putting GraphCall into words is a challenge – it’s a tool that needs to be seen to be fully understood. Essentially, this is a new medium that combines PDFs with video overlays and mind-map thinking to create a ‘live’ version of results or analyst notes, for example, or a more data-rich version of videos.  Co-founder and former buy-sider Geoffrey Fouvry explains that the technology – described as ‘augmented media’ – uses augmented reality ‘in much...
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Dec 17, 2018
BBVA negotiates €150 mn loan deal through blockchain
The onward march of blockchain technology took another major step after BBVA, Spain’s second-largest bank, negotiated a €150 mn ($171 mn) loan deal with Porsche – Europe’s largest car distributor – via the technology. Not only is this the first acquisition loan, but it is also the first time BBVA has created a long-term, strategic loan deal with a non-Spanish company. In April this year, BBVA claimed to be the first bank in the world to use blockchain ba...
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Dec 10, 2018
Banco Santander: The story of winning
To win one IR Magazine Award is an accomplishment, but to win three is something of a major achievement. This is exactly what Banco Santander did at this year’s IR Magazine Awards – Europe, picking up three trophies: for best investor event (joint winner with Hugo Boss), best IR during a corporate transaction and best use of multimedia. That’s an im...
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Dec 07, 2018
European tech companies see 222 percent boost in share price
European tech companies that went public in 2018 saw their share price boosted by an average of 222 percent, in contrast to US tech IPOs that had average gains of 42 percent, according to a report from London-based technology investment firm Atomico.   There has also been twice as many technology IPOs in Europe than in America, with 2018 marking record sums invested into European technology companies: $23 bn in 2018, up from just $5 bn in 2013.  There were ...
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