Canadian investment community talks corporate access

Feb 07, 2017
<p>What the buy side and sell side appreciate about the top companies in the <em>IR Magazine Investor Perception Study &ndash; Canada 2017</em></p>

In our bid to find the top-ranking companies across Canada, IR Magazine polled 228 members of the Canadian investment community for their thoughts on everything from technology to financial reporting and – of course – access to management. 

Click here for more information or to download the Investor Perception Study – Canada 2017. The selection of comments below, taken from the report, highlights just how important good corporate access is to the IR effort.

Agnico Eagle Mines
‘Agnico Eagle is very good at making sure we have all the information we need. It keeps track of what we are looking for and anticipates what we need by posting on the website. It also provides excellent access to senior management at its meetings and events’ – sell side

ARC Resources
‘Both management and IR are very accessible at ARC; they do good field tours and always add color to their answers’ – buy side

CGI Group
‘CGI’s analyst day is one of the best I’ve been to in my career, with unprecedented access to management. The IR team knows the business incredibly well and is timely and honest’ – sell side

CN
‘CN has very open access to senior management, good communication from the IR team and a well-educated IR director in Paul Butcher’ – sell side

Scotiabank
‘Jake Lawrence, head of IR at Scotiabank, is very knowledgeable, not a mere concierge. He cares about the stock and about managing the message. Also, his facilitation of management access is second to none’ – buy side

Stantec
‘On the last Stantec road trip, we had a two-hour meeting with CEO Robert Gomes. This was followed by another hour showing us projects where we had access to different tiers of management and this helped us understand the corporate structure’ – buy side

TD Bank Group
‘All the banks are comparable in terms of disclosure but when it comes to management availability at meetings, TD has the edge’ – buy side

WSP Global
‘WSP’s IRO is upfront with investors, communicates well and the information provided is easily decipherable – the numbers make sense. Management is readily available, too’ – buy side

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