Case studies Monthly archive

May 31, 2019
DIRK 2019: The new A-Z of the capital markets
Pulling together a stable of well-known politicians, bankers, former sport stars and authors at its June conference, Dirk hopes to provide a handy A-Z guide to the challenges and changes 2019 will bring. For those on Twitter, #DIRK2019 is this year’s dedicated hashtag. Starting with A for Aktionäre (shareholders) and B for Brexit, all the way down to Z for Zinsen (interest rates), Dirk’s executive director Kay Bommer tells IR M...
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May 30, 2019
NIRI 2019: The past, present and future of IR
Load up on sunscreen and hats because the NIRI annual conference will touch down in Phoenix, Arizona on June 2-5. It’s always a packed schedule of learning, networking and partying, but this year promises to raise the bar even further as the association celebrates its 50th anniversary with the 1,200 attendees. This milestone prompts a natural inflection point fo...
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May 16, 2019
CGI Group’s IR head describes the firm’s IR strategy
Lorne Gorber, executive vice president of investor relations and public relations at CGI Group, went home with the trophy for best IR in the information technology and communications sector at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2019. We caught up with him on the red carpet, moments before the ceremony started. During this discussion, Gorber describes CGI Group’s approach to IR this year, and how Canada’s reputation as a technology hub is growing. ...
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May 10, 2019
The week in investor relations: US-China trade talks send shockwaves through markets
The on-off trade talks between the US and China have taken another turn and appear to be headed toward a trade war. Tariffs on $200 bn worth of Chinese goods were set to intensify on Friday after the latest round of talks on Thursday evening failed to produce an agreement to avert the higher levies, reported The New York Times.  The trade talk debacle led to ramifications...
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May 08, 2019
Asset managers must adopt new strategies to gain growth, says report
Asset managers must focus on new strategies to put their growth on a more consistent footing following a difficult year, especially in an industry dominated by a small number of players, according to a new report from US-based Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report notes that the asset management industry, after several years of stellar performance, struggled with a more challenging environment in 2018, caused by bouts of financial market volatility, tightening m...
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May 03, 2019
When spin takes over: Never, ever confuse PR for IR
The years since the financial crisis have seen a massive and co-ordinated effort by regulators, securities markets, law enforcement agencies and governments to clean up global markets, to ensure that investors are treated equally and fairly, and to punish those who would profit by insider knowledge. But that hasn’t prevented IR issues from arising, even in the most mature markets. Jeff Immelt, the legendary CEO of General Electric (GE) fell from grace as a result ...
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May 03, 2019
The week in investor relations: Uber IPO hits the road
As Uber’s much-discussed IPO gets into gear, it is already oversubscribed, according to Bloomberg. Uber has met potential investors in London and New York and will also visit Boston and San Francisco. The IPO values the company at almost $84 bn, noted Bloomberg. US stocks saw a fall on Thursday after comments by Federal Reserve chairman ...
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May 02, 2019
The biggest trends facing IROs in India
Ahead of the forthcoming IR Magazine Forum & Awards – India in Mumbai, we caught up with Ashwin Bajaj, head of investor relations at Adani Group’s energy companies. Bajaj recently joined Adani having previously spent nine years in IR at Vedanta Resources and some of last year as an IR consultant with Churchgate Partners. In this article he talks about his new role, the IR challenges in India right now, and h...
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