Corporate access Archive

Apr 01, 2005
Home to the Mona Lisa, the world's most famous painting, and breathtaking sights like the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, Paris is the ultimate destination for romantics and art buffs. It's also one of the world's largest financial centers with a large buy-side community as precious and charming as the city's historic landmarks. With some $600 bn in equities under management, Paris' buy side ranks fifth in the world i...
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Mar 01, 2005
Investor conferences, fairs and forums offer IROs a convenient way to introduce a select group of active retail investors to their company’s stock. Attendance at these events generally rises and falls in line with the market’s performance. But recently, despite a bearish market, these events are attracting an impressive number of retail holders. The number of IROs in attendance is also on the upswing, suggesting a potential rebirth of retail investor targeting....
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Mar 01, 2005
Hong Kong is unique for having a society where eastern and western cultures live harmoniously. Incense-filled temples sit side by side with gleaming glass and iron skyscrapers. Hong Kong is also home to one of the biggest and most international financial hubs in the world, which is appropriately called Central. In terms of institutional equity under management, Hong Kong is the second largest financial center in Asia-Pacific after Tokyo. The local buy side man...
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Feb 01, 2005
Boston is famous for its prominent role in US history, its elite universities and its Red Sox – the team that won last year’s baseball World Series. But this historic US city also has one of the oldest and largest financial centers in the country, which can be found in the downtown area of the city near Faneuil Hall, the legendary meeting place otherwise referred to as the ‘cradle of liberty’. Boston is home to some of the world’s biggest institution...
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Sep 01, 2004
Roadshow organizers have largely underestimated Scandinavian investors in the past, but an opening up of major pension funds to international investment in Stockholm and Copenhagen means the region is gaining more attention. The traditional attitude toward Scandinavian investors is that there are so few of them, a trip to the region is not worthwhile. Some IROs think: ‘Why not wait for the Scandinavians to come to us?' But a ramping up of interest in investi...
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Sep 01, 2004
Navigation software could be a dream come true for IROs – a quick and easy method to find your way to and around any unknown city. Unfortunately, that dream still seems a long way off. This month we look at two of the leading navigation software packages on the market: TomTom Navigator version 3 and Navman SmartST version 2. Both packages are designed for use with a pocket PC, allowing you to either mount it on your dashboard for driving longer distances or ...
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Sep 01, 2004
Roadshow organizers have largely underestimated Scandinavian investors in the past, but an opening up of major pension funds to international investment in Stockholm and Copenhagen means the region is gaining more attention. The traditional attitude toward Scandinavian investors is that there are so few of them, a trip to the region is not worthwhile. Some IROs think: ‘Why not wait for the Scandinavians to come to us?' But a ramping up of interest in investi...
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May 01, 2004
Consultants vs brokers Your recent article on roadshows in the February 2004 issue (The show must go on) raised some important points, including the fact that fund manager feedback is usually of a higher quality from independent consultants. I believe attributable feedback is becoming more and more important in the eyes of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), particularly in l...
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Mar 01, 2004
As an American abroad, I’m tired of feeling I have to apologize for my country every time I open my mouth. ‘Yes, I’m American, but no, I don’t support Bush,’ is becoming my stock phrase. It seems every non-American man and his non-American dog has something to say about the US. And none of it is positive. This might come as a huge shock to those Americans yet to apply for their passports (those little blue books that let you go from country to count...
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Mar 01, 2004
‘London; a nation, not a city.’ Spend a while in this vibrant metropolis and the chances are you’ll agree with Disraeli’s assessment. This sprawling city of 7.4 mn people is home to one of the world’s wealthiest economies, and ranks up there with New York and Tokyo in terms of involvement in global capital markets. But when planning a roadshow in the British capital, the city’s size, haphazard street planning and dire traffic situation can present real ...
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