Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Sep 29, 2020
Managing quarter-end chaos
Sponsored content Preparing for the end of the quarter is always a busy time for investor relations professionals. Public companies are required to provide a quarterly update on their business performance no later than 45 days after the end of the quarter, and preparing the materials and messaging for the earnings call is no small task.  Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the task has become more complex from both a messaging and a logistics perspective; ...
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Sep 21, 2020
Carry on communicating: Investor newsletters from NagaCorp
Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp runs Cambodia’s largest hotel-casino, NagaWorld. It is one of the most profitable gaming companies and the largest in the Mekong region. When it listed in Hong Kong in 2006 it became the first gaming IPO on the city’s exchange, and the first foreign-owned company with operations in Cambodia to list overseas. But this is a business vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19 and when lockdown reached Cambodia, operations shut down completely, ...
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Sep 07, 2020
IR coffee breaks: Your virtual support group
Each Thursday at 11.00 am you can find up to 40 IR professionals logged into the IR coffee breaks meeting set up by Marina Calero, director at London and Dublin-headquartered Powerscourt, discussing everything from which virtual AGM providers have worked well to when might be a good time to restart the dividend. Calero is a natural networker and had previously run a number of breakfast meetings, where topics included Mifid II and AGM prep. But that was in a pre-...
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Sep 02, 2020
Professional IR adds up to a quarter of value at GCC banks, finds research
IR quality is the third-most important valuation driver at banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, with top-level IR able to add as much as 24.2 percent to price/tangible book value (P/TBV), according to new analysis from Dubai-based Iridium Advisors.  The firm built AI algorithms, known as the Iridium Quant Lens ML algorithms, to run through around 9 mn data points, covering 673 banks worldwide for each quarter over the last 10 years. Iridium says the ...
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