Shareholder targeting & ID Monthly archive

Jul 24, 2019
Chinese foreign direct investment into US nosedives
Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into the US has nosedived since President Donald Trump took office, with sectors such as real estate, autos, technology and agriculture – which have all benefited from China’s boom – losing out.  In 2016, FDI peaked at $46.5 bn but close to 90 percent of this has gone, with just $5.4 bn in 2018, according to data from Rhodium Group. Previously, money has streamed into the US from China with places like Michigan, ...
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Jul 22, 2019
Investor Targeting report now available
The latest report from IR Magazine is an investigation into how companies and their IR professionals in particular approach the targeting of investors, as well as any recent developments in these programs. Based on responses from more than 200 IR professionals and more than 100 investors, data is broken down by region, cap size and job title. The report looks at the methods and criteria used for targeting potential investors and how successful these program...
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Jul 15, 2019
SRD II shows EU taking transparency of equity ownership seriously
The Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which came into force last month with the aim of encouraging long-term shareholder engagement and investment in listed companies, is highly welcome, but could be strengthened in some areas and will not be welcomed by all, according to a leading specialist on the issue. ‘The directive’s focus on the importance of shareholder identification, even if only ahead of the AGM, is welcome, as it shows the EU is now taking se...
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Jul 12, 2019
Negative sentiment brings UK valuations ‘back to the 1990s,’ says RWC
Negative sentiment combined with ‘a move by overseas investors to shun the UK’ have dragged UK equity valuations ‘back to the 1990s,’ according to the manager of RWC Partners’ TM RWC UK Equity Income Fund. Citing figures from the Investment Association that show that around £13.2 bn ($16.5 bn) was withdrawn from UK equity funds between the start of 2016 and the end of Q1 2019, RWC says these outflows leave UK valuations ‘well below other regions’ thus...
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Jul 01, 2019
Alternatives prove to be big in Japan
Looking back to the Bank of Japan’s adoption of negative interest rates in 2016, this move proved to be the spur for many investors in the country to seek more diversification and higher yields by investing in alternative assets, according to a study by London-based financial data company Preqin. Two thirds of Japan-based investors now allocate to at least one alternative asset class, with almost six in 10 investing in private equity and a third investing in hedge...
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