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May 31, 2019
Mifid II: Market liquidity becomes an issue
The latest trend emanating from the introduction of Mifid II is that sourcing liquidity in Europe’s equity markets is a harder job for the buy side, according to a new report from Connecticut-based consultancy Greenwich Associates. A review of the European equities market under the regulation introduced at the start of 2018 finds that 44 percent of buy-side traders believe equity liquidity has become harder to source since the implementation of Mifid II, while 16 ...
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May 30, 2019
What makes IR in Asia unique?
The amount of resources a firm allocates to IR demonstrates how important the IR function is to that company; using that yardstick, Asia appears to be lacking in IR commitment. In its latest analysis, IR Magazine’s 2018 IR Resources report reveals the average Asian IR budget was $203,000 in 2018 – compared with $527,000 in North America and $466,0...
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May 28, 2019
Advisory intelligence: ConnectIR aims to simplify investor and analyst engagement
Sponsored content It’s an interesting time for the IR community, having to adapt to critical market and regulatory changes, such as Mifid II, which are driving the need for more direct channels of communication between the IR and investment communities. Therefore, as companies are interacting directly with investors and analysts now more than ever before, Nasdaq is rising to the challenge by enhancing its products with the latest technology to help...
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May 20, 2019
JPMorgan creates China A-shares strategic beta index
Asset manager behemoth JPMorgan Asset Management and Chinese index provider the China Securities Index (CSI) have partnered to launch a China A-shares strategic beta index. The CSI JPMorgan Yangtze River Delta Area Strategic Beta Index will begin on June 10. The index will seek to capitalize on a particularly vibrant region connected with China A-shares: the Yangtze River Delta Region, which had more than 1,200 publicly listed A-share companies in 2018, repre...
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May 08, 2019
China and Indonesia establish closer co-operation between markets
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has established further co-operation between capital markets in China and Indonesia and is seeking to do so in other markets, both within the region and globally. Speaking at the first China-Indonesia Capital Market Cooperation Seminar, SZSE chairman Wu Lijun said the exchange maintains a highly productive and growing relationship with the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), optimizing high-level exchange and advanced personnel exchang...
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May 07, 2019
How Agnico Eagle Mines feels the Mifid II effect
Agnico Eagle Mines typically travels to Europe four times per year and, in recent visits, Brian Christie, the company’s vice president of investor relations, says investors have been encouraging more direct engagement. Speaking to IR Magazine on the red carpet at the Canada Awards last month, Christie said: ‘A lot more European investors are reaching out to us directly and saying, Don’t bring a broker. Just give us a call and set up a meeting...
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