Covid-19 Monthly archive

Jun 26, 2020
Covid-19: The impact on guidance, buybacks and dividends in the S&P 1500
Covid-19 has led to widespread changes to financial guidance, buyback programs and dividend payments across the whole of the US equity market, although notable differences exist between different market-cap segments, according to new research. IR Magazine has worked with MyLogIQ, a provider of intelligence tools focused on compliance and disclosure, to understand how companies on the S&P Composite 1500 Index have responded to disruption caused by the pa...
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Jun 17, 2020
Covid-19 report now available
IR Magazine has released a report in response to Covid-19, looking at how the pandemic and the social measures to combat it have affected investor relations.  The report is based on 187 interviews with our research panel of IROs, investors and analysts, conducted in the middle to latter half of May. This research report shares statistics and quotes on how your peers ha...
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Jun 12, 2020
Sensitive issues barge into boardroom
Several factors have combined in recent weeks to push some sensitive issues onto the agendas of issuers, investors and intermediaries. The Covid-19 pandemic has shut down large parts of the global economy for months but, rather than go into deep freeze, these issues have gained a higher profile, bubbling to the surface of the news agenda and barging their way into boardrooms for urgent discussion and action....
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Jun 04, 2020
IR lessons learned during the Sars outbreak
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) hit Singapore on the back of the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and amid economic doldrums that had persisted since the dotcom bubble burst in the new millennium. At the time, I was at Singapore Exchange (SGX), where I was responsible for corporate strategy and marketing, including a broad remit of communications, of which IR was the key market-facing role. I had joined SGX following the IPO of what was then only the...
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