Corporate access Archive

Dec 17, 2021
MMK’s hybrid capital markets day: Q&A with the director of IR
Earlier this month, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) opted for a hybrid format for its capital markets day. The Russian steel company invited a handful of investors and analysts to the two-hour event, while enhancing the online experience for those who couldn’t attend. With many IR teams considering their own hybrid investor days, IR Magazine caught up with Veronika Kryachko, director of investor relations at MMK, to get the thinking behind the event....
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Dec 07, 2021
Problem solver: How do you navigate changing investor touchpoints?
In this regular article, we ask IR professionals how they would respond to a specific operational issue. In this edition, we asked how companies are managing their meeting schedules given the rise in direct contact with investors and lower attendance at some conferences. Greg Costa, director of investor relations at Hersha Hospitality Trust Over the past 18 months, most interactions with investors and research analysts have been performed vir...
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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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