Case studies Archive

Sep 25, 2020
From suits to T-shirts: AstraZeneca makes move from NYSE to Nasdaq
At midnight last night AstraZeneca switched its US listing from the NYSE to Nasdaq, with the growth of passive investing playing a role in the decision to switch stock exchanges. There are ‘three key factors that influenced the decision: cost, branding & perception and index participation,’ says Thomas Kudsk Larsen, head of IR at Cambridge-headquartered AstraZeneca, which is currently partnered with Oxford University in the hunt for a viable vaccine against ...
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Aug 31, 2020
Enel leads the pack as Europe Awards short lists announced
The short lists for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2020 have been announced, with Italian energy company Enel gaining seven nominations. Enel is nominated in the following categories: best overall investor relations (large cap), best investor relations officer (large cap) for Monica Girardi, best in sector – utilities, best ESG materiality reporting (large cap), best investor event (large c...
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Aug 10, 2020
IR Objectives & Challenges report now available
IR Magazine has released a new report highlighting both the challenges IR teams have faced and objectives they have focused on throughout 2019 and 2020. The report also looks at how investors view the challenges facing IR over this period. Findings are based on the IR Magazine Global IR Survey conducted in Q1 2020 and the IR Magazine Global Investor Survey conducted in Q4 2019. This report breaks down the challenges and objectives identified into internal c...
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Jul 24, 2020
How Covid-19 is impacting the Brazilian economy
Every day we are bombarded by news related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the impacts on health, the economy and the world in general. This is very important, as reliable information is the best weapon to combat Covid-19, in relation to both public health and the global economy. It is no different in Brazil. More than 2 mn people have tested positive for Covid-19, with 80,000 deaths. This will have a profound effect on us socially and on our economy. The market fo...
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Jul 23, 2020
World’s largest firms failing on succession-planning disclosures
Seventy-three of the world’s largest companies saw a CEO change between January 2019 and June 2020, but firms are failing when it comes to reporting around this most important of company positions.  That is the finding of the inaugural report from SquareWell Partners, titled CEO dismissals & appointments at the world’s largest companies. In it, SquareWell reports that just a fi...
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Jul 22, 2020
Wednesday Winner: Manulife US REIT’s thought leadership attracts investors
When Manulife US REIT completed its IPO in 2016, it was the first US real estate investment trust (Reit) listed in Asia. Caroline Fong, head of investor relations, knew she was taking on the tall task of educating both investors and analysts about Reits and the differences between real estate in Singapore and in the US. Fong devised a series of thought-leadership events, invited Manulife’s economist to speak at an investor event in Singapore and provided briefings...
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