Covid-19 Monthly archive

Jul 20, 2020
Covid-19: Investor communications during Q2 earnings season and beyond
When Covid-19 initially hit, companies were forced to deal with myriad challenges, including state-by-state regulations and an often confusing federal response. Almost overnight, ‘business as usual’ ceased to exist. Companies quickly turned their attention to the well-being of employees and customers, financial and operational challenges, and stress-testing business models in the face of a crisis with no playbook and limited information about the outlook. At the same t...
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Jul 17, 2020
Investor groups urge SEC to help improve virtual AGMs
A coalition of major investor groups has called on the SEC to take action to avoid a repeat of what it says was a proxy season dominated by virtual AGMs that were a ‘poor substitute’ for the usual in-person events. Health and safety considerations arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have led most US companies to switch to a virtual format for this year’s shareholder meeting. In a ...
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Jul 09, 2020
The emergence of virtual investor relations
The Covid-19 pandemic changed the way every industry does business. Telehealth, which used to be a convenience, has become a necessary tool for patients to keep up with their doctor visits. Other businesses have adopted new work-from-home policies and are reducing their office footprint. ...
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Jul 08, 2020
Covid-19 prompts rise in extra duties for IR departments
While budgets have taken a hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, IR professionals have also seen a rise in additional responsibilities, according to new research. The Covid-19 and IR report, published by IR Magazine, finds that 38 percent of IROs globally say their non-IR duties have increased since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  The shift is most apparent in North Ame...
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Jul 02, 2020
IR budgets hit by Covid-19 disruption
Companies are cutting IR budgets as they respond to disruption caused by Covid-19, according to new research. Nearly half (45 percent) of IR professionals globally have either already experienced budget cuts or expect them in the coming months, finds Covid-19 and IR, a new report from IR Magazine.  Around the world, businesses are reining in costs as they seek to weather the f...
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