Case studies Archive

Oct 09, 2020
Off-Season Governance report now available
IR Magazine has released a new report investigating how companies engage with investors on governance and related issues outside of the proxy season. The report examines the different types of governance-related activities companies engage in with investors in the off-season and what issues are discussed. The report further looks at who investors meet with in the off-season and what impact this type of engagement has on investor relations and proxy voting. ...
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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 26, 2020
Covid-19: Global dividends plunge by $108 bn in Q2
The novel coronavirus has been responsible for a global slashing of dividends, according to the latest data from Janus Henderson, with payouts falling by $108 bn across the world’s 1,200 largest companies.  The 22 percent fall, to a global payout of $328.2 bn across the quarter, is the worst quarterly drop since the asset ...
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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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