Case studies

Feb 28, 2014
Research section: Rising to the IR challenge
Investigating the greatest issues faced by IR practitioners in 2013. The latest round of our ongoing global survey of IROs is complete and we are currently analyzing the results. The survey was conducted during December 2013 and early January 2014, and more than 900 IROs took part. The survey covers topics as diverse as IR responsibility, resources for outsourcing and opinions on services provided, IR education...Read more
Dec 16, 2013
Research section: Global IR trends 2013
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
Jul 25, 2013
Research Section: How should companies use their spare cash?
How do investor attitudes compare on either side of the Atlantic? All companies have to try to give investors what they want in terms of return on investment or – perhaps more appropriately – find the kind of investors that want what an investment in that particular stock will provide. Even taking short-sellers and their ilk out of the equation, investors have a wide variety of requirements in terms of returns: some...Read more
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
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
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