Corporate access Archive

Dec 02, 2021
Bank of America Merrill Lynch tops list for virtual roadshows as brokers adapt to Covid-19 restrictions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) is the most-used broker for virtual roadshows, according to the 12th annual Global Roadshow Report from IR Magazine. It not only tops the list globally, but also shares pole position in the rankings across each of the key regions of North America, Europe and Asia. JPMorgan Chase, Citi and Morgan Stanley are the next mo...
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Nov 26, 2021
The week in investor relations: CEO salaries fall, SEC targets securities lending and SWFs continue growing
– The Financial Times (paywall) reported that CEO pay across the FTSE 100 fell by nearly a 10th this year, as companies reined in executive rewards under shareholder pressure during the pandemic. An analysis of annual reports by PwC also showed that many more companies are now adding ESG criteria in their pay policies. Median total remuneration for FTSE 100 chief execut...
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Nov 26, 2021
ESG roadshows: C-suite isn’t a necessity, says corporate access firm InterAxS Global
‘The head of sustainability or inclusion and diversity, company secretary or head of IR are all sufficient,’ Cathy Norbury, co-founder of InterAxS Global, tells IR Magazine, talking about corporate access for ESG-driven meetings. And because ‘ESG roadshows do not need to involve the C-suite, you’re not leaning on management for more time,’ adds Lucy Richardson, the corporate access firm’s other co-founder. Although dedicated ESG roadshows aren...
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Nov 04, 2021
IR Magazine Expert Focus: Corporate access at Raymond James & Associates
How did you come to focus more specifically on corporate access in IR?  It was a career evolution: I had always worked in sales, trading or research roles so when this opportunity came to build the Raymond James corporate access program, my skills were a great fit.  Is there such a thing as a typical day in your job? What are your go-to tasks each day?  It changes every day – what I start working on is often not w...
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Oct 29, 2021
The week in investor relations: Invesco launches new ESG ETFs, Facebook goes Meta and activist pressure at Shell
–  Invesco launched ESG versions of one of the world’s largest ETFs, reported the Financial Times (paywall). The investment firm created ESG iterations for European and US investors in the QQQ ETF, which tracks the Nasdaq 100. The article noted that tech giants such as Tesla, Facebook and Amazon will have lower weights in the new ESG ETFs than they do in the traditional market-cap w...
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Oct 21, 2021
Virtual reality: Is virtual the key to remaining agile, or a temporary stopgap?
There’s no doubt that the past 18 months have significantly changed the IR landscape. Thanks to lockdowns, travel restrictions and remote working, virtual-only events – if any events at all – have fast become the new norm. At IR Magazine’s recent North America Forum, Debbie Hancock, senior vice president of investor relations at Hasbro, highlighted the realization that ...
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Oct 11, 2021
Customer relations is most commonly discussed stakeholder issue, shows new study
Customer relations is the stakeholder issue IROs are most likely to have had discussions with investors about, according to new research from IR Magazine. More than six in 10 (62 percent) of companies say they have had questions from or discussions with investors about customer relations in the last 12 months. This is followed by 59 percent who have been asked to talk about government and regulatory engagement and 53 percent who say their investors have wan...
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Sep 29, 2021
Telling your ESG story beyond the sustainability report: WPP's ESG investor day
A question occupying the minds of many IR professionals today is how to tell their company’s ESG story. Issuers are increasingly placing ESG issues at the heart of corporate strategy, a shift they want to communicate to shareholders and other stakeholders. Meanwhile, external demands for more ESG disclosure continue to grow, with investors, ratings agencies and NGOs calling for more detail on areas such as climate risk, water scarcity and human capital management. ...
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