Case studies Archive

Dec 08, 2020
Facebook among thousands of companies weighing EU data protection legal risks
A long-standing court battle between Facebook Ireland and Austrian lawyer Max Schrems has spilled over into the corporate world, threatening to disrupt thousands of companies from tech to pharma and retail. ‘Every element of the business has to ultimately worry about this and the potential for one of these claims,’ says Warren Allen, associate general counsel at New York-based Diligent Corp software company. ‘Privacy is pretty critical to the goodwill and the ...
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Dec 08, 2020
CP All and Indorama Ventures win big at IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia
IR Magazine has announced the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020. CP All and Indorama Ventures, both based in Thailand, won three awards each.  CP All took home the trophies for best overall investor relations (large cap), best IR officer (large cap) for Jiraphan Thongtan and best IR in the consumer staples sector. Indorama claimed best overall investor relations (mid-cap), best IR officer (mid-cap) for Vikash Jalan and best ...
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Dec 03, 2020
Last word: Budgeting in the time of Covid-19
As the world continues to reel from the impacts the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on our lives – both professionally and privately – IR professionals might be forgiven for breathing a small sigh of relief when it comes to balancing their budgets for the coming year. Though it is clearly no replacement for meeting with investors face to face, logging zero expenditure for airfares, hotel bookings, dining out and roaming cellphone charges is certainly a win. Bu...
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Dec 02, 2020
Covid-19: Big pharma to the rescue
‘The scrutiny is extraordinarily high,’ says Nick Mazing, director of research at Sentieo, talking about the media and market focus on pharmaceuticals and biotech firms involved in the fight against Covid-19. ‘And it’s not just scrutiny. It is interference.’ As the world waits with hope for big pharma and its smaller, more dynamic biotech cou...
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Nov 25, 2020
How will a Biden government impact your company?
Despite US President Donald Trump having not yet conceded the election, it looks certain Joe Biden will be in the White House come January 20. So what should IROs be anticipating from the incoming administration? IR Magazine talks to Nick Mazing, director of research at financial and corporate research platform Sentieo, about digging through the Biden platform and working out which changes are likely to happen – and which are not.    ‘The Biden...
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Nov 12, 2020
Short lists announced for IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020
The short lists have been released for the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020. China Pacific Insurance and Link Asset Management are out in front with six nominations each, followed by Sinic Holdings and Zhenro Properties, which both have five.  Close behind are seven companies with four nominations each: Central China New Life, China Unicom, Galaxy Entertainment, Kerry Logistics Network, Ping An Insurance, PAX Global Technology and Yue Yuen Industria...
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Nov 10, 2020
Short lists announced for IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020
The short lists have been announced for the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020. PTT Exploration & Production leads the pack with six nominations, followed by Indorama Ventures with five and CP All with four.  A further nine companies have three nominations each: Adaro Energy, Asia Aviation, Cromwell European REIT, Frasers Centrepoint Trust, GFPT, Manulife US REIT, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, PTT and Siam Cement. ...
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Oct 22, 2020
Global IPO market sees historic boom in third quarter
Despite the rising number of Covid-19 cases around the world, the global IPO market hit historic levels in the third quarter as companies rushed to go public, according to a report from EY. Between July and September, global IPO proceeds rose 138 percent year on year to $95 bn, the highest third quarter for the last 20 years, ...
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