Case studies Archive

May 27, 2021
AstraZeneca, BBVA and Polymetal out in front as short lists released for IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2021
IR Magazine has released the short lists for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2021, which celebrate best-in-class investor relations across the European market. AstraZeneca, BBVA and Polymetal International have taken an early lead with four nominations each. Running close behind are a host of companies with three nominations each, including Aker Solutions, All...
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May 21, 2021
The week in investor relations: ETF inclusion hurts performance, investors back late-cycle stocks and climate rebellions mount
– US large-cap stocks commonly held by ETFs underperform compared with companies that have lower ETF ownership, according to the Financial Times (paywall). The research, conducted by Vincent Deluard, global macro strategist at StoneX, says the poor performance has become more pronounced over recent years. The findings add to concerns by some investors that ETFs lead to ...
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May 04, 2021
No evidence for ESG alpha, claims new study
‘Claims of positive alpha in popular industry publications are not valid because the analysis underlying these claims is flawed,’ state the authors of a new study looking at whether ESG metrics deliver outperformance as is widely claimed. New academic research from Scientific Beta, a ‘smart beta’ index provider, and published in the paper ...
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Apr 09, 2021
Canadian Pacific Railway wins big at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2021
The best and brightest of the Canadian IR community gathered online yesterday for the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2021. Canadian Pacific Railway was the biggest winner of the night, claiming victory in four categories: best overall investor relations (large cap), best in sector (industrials), best investor relations by a senior management team (large cap) and best investor relations officer (large cap) for Maeghan Albiston. Five companies also celebrated th...
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Apr 08, 2021
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020
Best practice IR had to be reimagined last year as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down travel and in-person events. Companies were forced to experiment with new, digital ways to stay close to investors. The winners at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020 tried a range of new approaches, from online site visits to results webcasts and virtual roadshows. It required some trial and error, but they managed to maintain strong relationships with the buy side and sell...
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Apr 06, 2021
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020
Storm analogies reigned supreme among the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020. From perfect storms to depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s clear that many teams had to batten down the IR hatches to weather the pandemic winds. But with ‘innovation and agility’, IR Magazine’s award-winning companies not only overcame the challenges thrown up by Covid-19 but also ensured they were available to communicate during ext...
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Apr 05, 2021
IR professionals satisfied with pandemic response, NIRI study finds
Nine out of 10 IR professionals are satisfied with how they adjusted their IR program to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, according a new study produced by NIRI and Cision. More than half (54 percent) of respondents say they are very satisfied with their pivot in response to the crisis, while a further 38 percent say they are somewhat satisfied. Only 4 percent say they are somewhat unsatisfied and 5 percent are neutral.  Both IR practitioners and advisers c...
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