Whitepapers Archive

Is your IR site a security liability?
Read the latest white paper from Business Wire to learn how to address key areas of vulnerability for investor relations websites. Ibrey Woodall, senior vice president of web communications services, shares her insights into three essential elements of a secure IR site: internal workflow, technical compatibility and security awareness and diligence. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once...Read more
Looking to the future: MiFID II and the impact on investor relations
With all the talk on MiFID II, there has been little in-depth focus on how the Investor Relations function will be impacted because much of the detail is focused on the technical elements of trading, price discovery, reporting and transparency. To find out more about how IR is likely to be affected, download this report today. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the...Read more
REIT conversion analysis
According to Ipreo’s latest report, the price performance and investor composition of four recent real estate investment trust (REIT) conversions – AMT, IRM, CCI and EQIX – show the tendency for the stock to outperform and have an influx of new REIT-dedicated investors after announcing the conversion to REIT status. With thorough case studies of these four companies, this report will help you to understand some of...Read more
The UK’s first electronic ASM: How Jimmy Choo broke the mold in 2016
​ Electronic shareholder meetings are gaining traction in the IR community, boasting the ability to reach more global shareholders in a dynamic, secure, and engaging way. As a testament to growing legitimacy, in January of 2017, the SEC formally backed the use of electronic-only shareholder meetings. Luxury retailer Jimmy Choo partnered with EQS Group and others to host the UK’s first-ever electronic annual...Read more
3 IPO alternatives for small-cap companies
The public markets offer tremendous benefits for small-cap companies seeking to raise capital and grow their businesses. Unfortunately, smaller issuers have been shut out of the IPO market due to rising costs and a lack of institutional support. We provide three alternative IPO methods that offer a faster, less expensive and less regulatorily burdensome path to a public listing: Reverse merger Slow PO Regulation A+...Read more
Mar 22, 2017
An introduction to IR services
While IR has grown as a profession over the last 20 years, it remains a small team within most corporations. That adds special importance to the role of IR service providers: they help IROs get more done, make the most of limited resources and punch above their weight. For IR professionals considering their options, the choice has grown more complex thanks to technological innovation among IR firms. This report is...Read more
Best practices for enhancing earnings releases
In today’s rapidly changing communications environment, investor relations professionals face a wide range of issues to consider in providing maximum transparency and outreach with their company news and ‒ specifically ‒ the critically important earnings news release. In this Business Wire white paper, global disclosure services supervisor Matt Van Tassel reviews current best practices for enhancing earnings...Read more
Revealing the full picture: Your guide to ESG reporting
London Stock Exchange Group has issued guidance, through its Global Sustainable Investment Centre, setting out recommendations for good practice in ESG reporting. The global guide responds to demand from investors for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting, which is now a core part of the investment decision-making process. The white paper helps companies gain a clear understanding of what ESG information...Read more
Inside The Buy-Side® | 4Q16 Earnings Primer
Corbin surveys institutional investors and sell-side analysts quarterly to gauge/track sentiment on topics pertaining to the earnings season, global economy and market drivers. This quarter finds investor sentiment has turned the corner, bullishness is making a comeback and earnings expectations track higher… are we ahead of ourselves? Read our full report to learn which sectors/regions investors see opportunity in...Read more
Laying the foundation of a small-cap IR program
Small-cap companies face significant challenges in navigating the public markets, including high fees and changing market structure. To addresses these dynamics, we outline three best practice tips small-cap companies need to create a solid foundation for their IR activities, including: Selecting the right management team Disclosure essentials Establishing IR goals and objectives. This paper is the first in a series...Read more
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