Case studies Archive

Sep 30, 2022
The week in investor relations: Porsche IPO success, China lags rest of Asia for first time since 1990 and turmoil in UK markets
– Porsche enjoyed a ‘landmark’ debut in Frankfurt this week, noted CNBC, in what it said was one of the biggest public offerings in Europe ever. Shares of the iconic sports car brand initially traded at €84 ($81) on Thursday morning after they had been priced at the top end of their range late Wednesday, at €82.50. It values the company at roughly €7...
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Sep 26, 2022
IR crisis management: What happened at Shell when Russia invaded Ukraine?
The IR Magazine Awards nomination process encourages sharing of best practices, including those around crisis management. For Shell, the invasion of Ukraine constitutes such a crisis event, requiring swift and decisive action impacting many different stakeholders, including our investors. First and foremost, the appalling war in Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster that has disrupted and destroyed many lives. It is immensely tough for our Shell colleagues in Ukraine a...
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Sep 16, 2022
The week in investor relations: Fidelity, Schwab and Citadel Securities plan new crypto exchange, Biden focuses on foreign transactions and Germany takes control of Rosneft refineries
– The Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported that a ‘consortium of financial heavyweights’ including electronic trading giant Citadel Securities and brokerages Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab announced plans to launch a new cryptocurrency exchange. The launch of the exc...
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Sep 14, 2022
Events preview: Data-driven discussions, IR in a global recession, ESG demands and more
IR Magazine has scrutinized the feedback and crunched the numbers after a successful return to in-person events in the first half of 2022 to formulate its agenda for the second half of the year. Primary original research, surveys and constant first-hand interactions with more than 1,500 IROs who attended the publication’s events around the world have shaped the upcoming slate of webinars and in-person forums and think tanks. Join us as we explore the thre...
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Aug 26, 2022
The week in investor relations: Wall Street seeks to ‘skirt’ buyback tax, Invesco launches metaverse-focused equity fund and Ben & Jerry’s loses case against Unilever
– Bankers and lawyers on Wall Street are hunting for ways to help companies buy back shares next year without having to pay millions of dollars in extra tax, reported the Financial Times (paywall), in a move it says puts at risk one of the main revenue generators in president Joe Biden’s climate and health package. At the center of their efforts is the use of a...
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Aug 23, 2022
Movement of lower-priced stocks easier to predict for HFT firms, finds Princeton paper
Predictability in high-frequency trading (HFT) returns and durations is ‘large, systemic and pervasive,’ say the Princeton University researchers behind a new paper. With ‘minimal algorithmic tuning’, HFT firms can predict the direction of a trade, over the next five seconds, to 63 percent accuracy, write researchers Yacine Aït-Sahalia, Jianqing Fan, Lirong Xue and Yifeng Zhou in a working paper titled ...
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Aug 17, 2022
Healthcare investors say sector failing to communicate well, according to Edelman research
Historically, healthcare companies have been poor communicators when it comes to their institutional investors. That’s according to 68 percent of those covering the sector, surveyed by Edelman. A further 61 percent believe that healthcare companies are actually unprepared to communicate effectively with their major investors. The findings are part of Edelman’s inaugural ...
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Jul 27, 2022
Covid-19 Update 2022 report now available
IR Magazine has released its third report into how Covid-19 has affected investor relations. It revisits the subject two years on from the Covid-19 and IR report, which looked at the early stages of the pandemic and one year on from the Covid-19 Update 2021, which looked at IR during the pandemic’s height.   Click here to download the report >>...
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