Case studies Archive

Jul 29, 2021
‘We are a flagman for what’s happening’: Roche on being a bellwether in a pandemic
‘So far, we have mostly been right,’ says Karl Mahler, head of IR at Roche, on the pharma giant’s internal simulations looking at everything from how long a particular wave of Covid-19 will last to whether and when there will be another wave of the pandemic. Of course, we all want to know how things are going to pan out but these simulations are essential ...
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Jul 06, 2021
Greater diversity can reduce volatility, panelists tell IR Magazine Forum
Data used to analyze diversity in the workforce is showing that companies with a more inclusive and diverse workforce are actually performing better, according to several panelists at the IR Magazine Forum – Equality in IR. There has been an increase over the last year in discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the investment community as more public companies report and disclose on this topic. ‘There are more voices at the table and m...
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Jul 05, 2021
Covid-19 Update report now available
IR Magazine has released its second report into how Covid-19 has affected investor relations. It revisits the subject one year on from the Covid-19 and IR report, which looked at the early stages of the pandemic.   Click here to download the report >>   The new report examines how IR has adapted to changes as a result of the Covid-1...
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Jul 01, 2021
Hong Kong sees record IPO proceeds in first half of 2021
Hong Kong IPOs raised record funds in the first half of 2021 amid a global boom in listings, according to new research from KPMG. During the first six months of the year, the city saw 46 deals, raising a total of HK$213.2 bn ($27.4 bn), finds the study. That represents a 130 percent increase on the total funds raised in the first half of 2020....
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Jun 30, 2021
The Long-Term Stock Exchange gains first listing commitments
The Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE) has gained its first listing commitments from Asana and Twilio. Both companies are expected to list on LTSE on August 26, 2021 via dual public listing of their common stock. The LTSE launched in September 2020 after gaining approval from the SEC in May 2019. The exchange’s principles-based listing standards prioritize long-term actions and promote transparency by requiring listed companies to detail and publish policies that off...
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Jun 24, 2021
Novo Nordisk and Cyfrowy Polsat claim three awards each at IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2021
Novo Nordisk and Cyfrowy Polsat were the big winners at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2021, taking home three prizes each at the virtual event. The Danish pharmaceutical company won best overall IR (large cap), best IR officer (large cap) for Daniel Bohsen and best IR in the healthcare sector. Polish media and telecommunications group Cyfrowy Polsat, a newcomer to the awards, claimed best overall IR (mid-cap), best IR officer (small to mid-cap) for Grzego...
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Jun 22, 2021
Advisory Intelligence: Technology sector needs to demonstrate agility to navigate macro concerns
Sponsored content Executives and IR teams in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector should emphasize their company’s agility in navigating increases in interest rates and bond yields, concerns for tech regulation driven by Democrats and the reopening of the pre-pandemic economy. Last year was a banner year for the TMT sector as the pandemic drove the adoption and consumption of more technology-led products and services than ever before. A...
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Jun 17, 2021
How Square managed guidance and cryptovolatility
On March 17, 2020, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties went into lockdown – the first in the US. For most of the 7 mn residents of the Bay Area, the lockdown raised questions about how to protect themselves from the spread of Covid-19 and how to work remotely. But for the IR team at Square, the financial services and digital payments company, there was the small matter of an investor day that had been planned to take place on March 18, 2020. ...
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