Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Nov 27, 2019
Tech-ing it to the top: the technology behind award-winning IR
The nature of technology means that what makes for an award-winning approach to investor relations can vary widely: from chat tools used to keep in touch with retail investors to well-made in-house videos that showcase everything from the latest site visit to key elements of company strategy. Depending on the region, IR Magazine hands out awards to companies for best use of multimedia for IR, best IR website and/or best use of technology and social media fo...
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Nov 18, 2019
How AI and Big Data are transforming the investment process
Each month, Ole Søeberg, a board member for Advice Capital’s Vision Fund, sends off his portfolio of companies to an artificial intelligence (AI) lab. The firm runs the price and volume data through an algorithm that compares the stocks against more than 20 years of market performance. At the end of the process, the algorithm suggests how the portfolio should be weighted to provide increased alpha. The process is so complex that even the developers who designed t...
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Nov 14, 2019
Tech talk: Back to basics with the IR website
It might not be the most cutting-edge technology but the IR website is arguably the most important tool in any IRO’s box. Not only is it the first port of call for analysts and investors – and potential analysts and investors – but it is also where IROs allocate most of their tech spend. Despite this, IR Magazine research shows that fewer than three quarters of all US companies (74 ...
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Nov 08, 2019
Zebra Corporate Communications discusses the latest investor relations trends
IR Magazine spoke with Andrey Kozhevnikov, CEO and founder of Zebra Corporate Communications, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. In this video, Kozhevnikov discusses the latest trends in the IR industry and the benefits of attending an international IR event.  Interested in attending the Global Forum 2020? Click here to register yo...
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Nov 01, 2019
The week in investor relations: Data providers target corporates, Macquarie scales back equities business and European stocks see inflows
– Financial data providers are targeting listed companies as potential clients as their traditional audience of traders declines, according to an article in the Financial Times (paywall). ‘Chief technology officers need to become more efficient more quickly. Our fastest-growing segment is corporates, business development and investor relations,’ says Philip Snow, CEO of FactSet, in...
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