Case studies Monthly archive

Jan 29, 2019
Asian IR heads have more meetings with board than global average, study finds
Asian IR heads are meeting their board members and committees more frequently than their North American and European counterparts, a new IR study reveals. The report, which polled 1,000 IR professionals in Q1 and Q3 2018, examines the structure of IR and how often IR is discussed with senior management and company directors, as well as the issues they face. The IR Function r...
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Jan 28, 2019
CEO confidence falls dramatically
Nearly 30 percent of company leaders believe global economic growth will decline over the next 12 months, according a new annual survey. This figure is six times higher than last year, when just 5 percent of company leaders felt this way – a record jump in pessimism. The outlook is one of the key findings of PwC’s 22nd annual survey of 1,300+ CEOs around the world, and is in stark contrast to last year’s record jump (from 29 percent to 57 percent) in op...
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Jan 22, 2019
Asia could dominate global capital markets in two decades
Asian markets could gain the lion’s share of global capital markets over the next two decades, according to the New Financial Global Capital Markets Growth Index. The index estimates the average global share of Asian capital markets will increase from 31 percent in 2017 to 49 percent in 20 years, with half the growth expected to come from China. ...
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Jan 22, 2019
IR Function report now available
The latest report from IR Magazine is an analysis of how investor relations operates within the corporate structure. Based on responses from over a thousand IR professionals and senior management members, the report breaks down the data by region, cap size. This report looks at which members of senior management IR reports to and the level of engagement IR has with senior management, board members and internal committees. It investigates the frequency of c...
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Jan 14, 2019
Winners of Dutch IR Awards announced
ASML, SBM Offshore and Basic-Fit were among the winners at Nevir’s 12th annual IR Awards, held on January 10 at Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam. In a lively evening, well compered by Dutch Big Brother winner Joost Hoebink, around 200 attendees from the Netherlands investor relations community gathered to network and recognize and celebrate the success of their peers. Dies Donker, head of investor relations at ABN AMRO, Bert-Jaap Dijkstra, group corp...
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Jan 10, 2019
Quiz: how well do you know IR?
Questions 1. Neither ticker symbol below conveys information about a firm. So why is a) preferable? a) FAB b) ZGF 2.  Cross-listing in the US produces various capital market benefits. But these are often temporary, with corporate valuations falling in subsequent years. Why? 3. Firms in which country get the greatest bang for their IR investment buck? a) The UK...
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Jan 09, 2019
30 IR stars in 30 days: Rolf Woller of Continental
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days. Rolf Woller, head of IR at Continental, is a ...
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Jan 02, 2019
30 IR stars in 30 days: Geraldo Soares of Itaú Unibanco
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days.  Geraldo Soares has worked for Itaú Unibanc...
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