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Oct 21, 2020
‘Some smaller companies more resilient,’ fund manager says
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for some of the developing challenges faced by small and micro-cap companies, including targeting sell-side coverage, visibility to institutional investors and a need to tell a purpose-led corporate story that considers materials ESG factors while on a limited budget. At the early stage of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US, investors flocked to safe bets like mega cap technology stocks, recognizing an opportunity to i...
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Oct 21, 2020
Understanding active investing tools and technology
Although active asset management has existed for centuries, the modern variation has grown increasingly complex. As a rough guide, it is useful to break active investors into broad categories of fundamental investors, quantitative (or systematic) investors and ‘quantamental’ investors. Fundamental investors rely primarily on traditional subjective research scrutinizing both standard financial metrics and increasingly using factor models to deter...
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Oct 20, 2020
Inside CureVac’s IPO: A baptism by fire
Dr Sarah Fakih joined CureVac – one of just a handful of public biotechs focused on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology – in July 2020, as the Tübingen, Germany-headquartered firm was preparing to list on Nasdaq. The company was officially founded in 2000, after founder Dr Ingmar Hoerr (a doctoral student at the time) made a discovery that could u...
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Oct 19, 2020
ARC Resources and Agnico Eagle Mines win big at Canada Awards
The IR teams at ARC Resources and Agnico Eagle Mines will need to clear some space in their trophy cabinets, because these mainstays of the IR Magazine Awards – Canada have won big again. The award ceremony was hosted virtually, with hundreds in attendance, following on from the success of the virtual IR Magazine Awards in the US and Europe. But while the virtual format was new, the winners were familiar. ARC Resources – which won six awards in 2...
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Oct 15, 2020
The world’s top companies for online IR
Every year, Bowen Craggs reviews and ranks the websites and social channels of the world’s 200 largest companies by market capitalization. Each company is scored across a range of metrics, from navigation and visual design to the service provided for journalists, jobseekers, customers, CSR professionals and investors. UK energy giant BP comes top for serving all these audiences in the 2020 ranking, followed by Nestlé, GSK, Bayer and Unilever. You can find the ful...
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Oct 15, 2020
From Gilead to Lantheus: Mark Kinarney talks targeting at the Global IR Forum
The Global IR Forum was a virtual event this year. Like everything else in 2020 it was all about coming together – without going outside. The three-day event took place last week, with 30 sessions bringing together more than 350 attendees from 39 countries. The new online format allowed for not just the usual discussions on how corporate access has changed, what has been happening on the buy side or what new trends IROs have been tackling, but also nine sector-spe...
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