Strategy & Insight Archive

May 03, 2013
Research Section: Measuring IR
Which sort of companies use which types of metrics to determine how good or bad their investor relations programs are? There is no perfect formula for investor relations, no perfect equation that describes best practice in the complex inter-relationship between company and investor – this much we know. What, then, determines good or bad IR, and how can IR performance be measured? In this month’s research section, we...Read more
May 02, 2013
What qualifications do award-winning IROs have? What keeps them awake at night? What are their biggest IR achievements? To find out what distinguishes our award winners from other IROs, IR Insight, the research arm of IR magazine has put together a report on the top IR professionals in Canada. This research, sponsored by CNW Group, is based on an...Read more
Apr 04, 2013
Research Section: Consensus earnings estimates
What do IROs think of consensus estimates? Do they comment on them, publicly or privately? How many collate their own consensus? The global investment community judges stock price performance against analysts’ consensus earnings estimates so any small deviations from the consensus can affect valuation dramatically. That’s one reason IROs want published consensus estimates to be as accurate as possible. Based on the...Read more
Feb 26, 2013
Research Section: Which is your favorite service provider?
Lloyd Bevan unearths some interesting results from last year’s IRO survey. In the summer of 2012, as part of IR Magazine ’s global IRO survey, we asked a number of questions relating to IR departmental responsibility, outsourcing and external IR service provision. Findings from these questions went on to be used in the IR Magazine Global Practice Report 2012 and were expanded upon in...Read more
Feb 08, 2013
Research Section: What were your greatest IR challenges in 2012?
Research manager Lloyd Bevan introduces this new monthly section of IR Magazine. Every year, IR Insight, the research and intelligence unit of IR Magazine , conducts a series of extensive surveys among IROs, analysts and fund managers. Our global IRO survey is conducted twice a year, with one round in May and another round of fresh questions in November. Last year more than 1,400 IROs took part...Read more
Jan 25, 2013
Further insight into global IR activities from the latest Global Investor Relations Practice Report
Last month saw the publication of the IR Magazine Global Investor Relations Practice Report 2013 . This is the third consecutive year we have published the report and the ongoing research has given us the opportunity to identify common IR practices and provided us with insight into many trends that have emerged during this period. The past three years, for example, have seen a fall in both IR budgets and...Read more
May 30, 2012
Crisis management and communication research report
The research report from IR Insight on crisis management and communication. Where has crisis struck? How prepared are companies for crisis? What should IR prioritise in a crisis? These questions are answered in the Crisis management and communication research report, sponsored by Keyhaven , the crisis management and communications firm and published by IR Insight...Read more
Mar 29, 2012
Say on Pay research report
When do IROs and corporate secretaries get involved in say on pay? What impact does it have on workload? Where is say on pay headed? These questions are answered in the Say on Pay research report, produced by IR Insight, the research arm of IR magazine . Ahead of the 2012 proxy season, IR Insight asked US IROs and corporate secretaries about...Read more
Nov 06, 2011
Global Roadshow Report 2011
The Global Roadshow Report is an annual study of non-deal roadshows undertaken by companies from all across the world. The 2011 edition, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is based on the responses of almost 900 investor relations officers who were asked about their past experiences of non-deal roadshows and their plans for the next 12 months. Please complete the form below with the information requested...Read more
Sep 01, 2011
Profiling the best IROs in the US
This research is based on a survey of the winners and runners-up in the award for best IRO in the IR Magazine US Awards from the last five years. What qualifications do award-winning IROs have? Where have they come from? Where are they headed? To find out what distinguishes our award winners from other IROs, the research arm of IR magazine has put...Read more
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