Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Dec 13, 2021
Something old, something new: The tech IROs can’t live without
Would you choose a piece of IR tech over a new team member? At least one of the IR professionals we spoke to for this feature says that if she had to choose, her targeting tech would ‘100 percent’ win out. In a time of ever-greater demands on IR teams and continually strained budgets, that is some testament to the technology. But IR tech is so much more than it used to be. Powered by algorithms and designed to analyze data in a way a human never could, new tools...
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Dec 10, 2021
The week in investor relations: The end of the pandemic, Vanguard’s new sustainability funds and the big BuzzFeed Spac withdrawal
– America’s biggest bank is predicting an end to the pandemic and a return to global growth in the year ahead, according to CNN. ‘Our view is that 2022 will be the year of a full global recovery, an end of the global pandemic and a return to the normal conditions we had prior to the Covid-19 outbreak,’ Marko Kolanovic, JPMorgan’s chief global markets strategi...
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Dec 09, 2021
The great tokenization of the capital markets
We are currently witnessing the next-level digitization of Wall Street as securities are ‘tokenized’ into virtual representations of value. If you think this is all about Bitcoin, you would be wrong. Dawn Fitzpatrick, CEO of Soros Fund Management, recently told a Bloomberg audience that her $6 bn fund owns some Bitcoin, but this is far less interesting than the use-cases she sees for distributed finance (DeFI). DeFi refers to the shadow financial system being bu...
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