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Jan 26, 2021
Ribbon Communications names Tom Berry as vice president of investor relations
Ribbon Communications, the Nasdaq-listed provider of software and network solutions, has named Tom Berry as its vice president of investor relations. Berry joins from CyrusOne, where he was director of capital markets and IR for around three and a half years. Prior to that, he spent more than six years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, working first in business planning roles before moving into investor relations.  In his new role, Berry reports to Ribbo...
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Jan 26, 2021
IR budgets drop by 16 percent as companies rein in costs during pandemic, finds global survey
Investor relations budgets declined notably over the last year as companies responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research from IR Magazine.  The average budget, excluding staff costs, dropped 16 percent to $329,000, finds the IR Magazine Global Investor Relations Practice Report 2020.  The report is based on a global survey of more than 900 IR professionals, with responses collected between the first and third quarters of 2...
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Jan 25, 2021
Disney shareholders to vote on lobbying and employee representation
Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company will vote on proposals regarding two governance issues in the spotlight – lobbying activities and board composition – at the upcoming annual meeting. Multiple co-filers intend to present a proposal, which the board opposes, requesting full disclosure of Disney’s direct and indirect lobbying activities and expenditures to assess whether this is consistent with the company’s goals and in the best interests of shareholder...
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Jan 25, 2021
ITT hires former Honeywell IR lead
ITT has appointed Mark Macaluso as its vice president of investor relations, effective January 4 this year. He reports into Emmanuel Caprais, the company’s chief financial officer, and leads the development and execution of ITT’s investor relations strategy. Macaluso previously spent 12 years at Honeywell, where he held a range of financial leadership positions. He served as vice president of investor relations between December 2014 and September 2019, according...
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Jan 25, 2021
Changebridge: ETF provider seeks ‘misunderstood’ company
Ross Klein is founder and chief investment officer of Changebridge Capital, which offers the Changebridge Capital Long/Short Equity ETF (CBLS) and the Changebridge Capital Sustainable Equity ETF (CBSE). He talks to IR Magazine about the long-short mix, fertility as an ESG metric and finding misunderstood companies. Can you talk about your investment process? Changebridge’s ‘quantamental’ (quantitative plus fundamental) approach...
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Jan 25, 2021
Europe’s new shareholder disclosure regime hit by delays and tech issues
Europe’s new shareholder disclosure regime has got off to a troubled start with requests for information experiencing delays and technical issues, according to a variety of market participants.  The new rules, introduced as part of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), became effective on September 3. They attempt to increase transparency around share ownership by placing obligations on intermediaries in the investment chain to disclose information. ...
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Jan 22, 2021
The week in investor relations: Unauthorized access, Dimon ‘rakes it in’ and miner moves into asset management
– Intel was this week forced to publish its earnings earlier than planned, reported Bloomberg. The company is looking into whether someone gained early access to part of its earnings announcement on Thursday, and said in a statement: ‘We are investigating reports that non-authorized access may have been obtained to one graphic in our earnings...
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Jan 22, 2021
‘Each one of the standards and frameworks has a role to play’: Q&A with CDP's Pietro Bertazzi
Founded just over 20 years ago, CDP has grown and evolved to become a key part of the sustainable reporting ecosystem. In the early days, just a couple of hundred companies responded to its questionnaire on carbon emissions. Today, the organization collects information on climate change, deforestation and water security from nearly 10,000 businesses worldwide. Last year saw further developments when CDP released a joint statement with four other organizations – th...
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