Corporate access Archive

Aug 17, 2020
Making the most of investor meetings and events in the Covid-19 era
With the mid-summer earnings reporting season coming to a close and much of the world still significantly impacted by Covid-19, company management teams and boards are grappling with a range of difficult questions that go to the very core of both corporate strategy and investor relations: How can quarterly results be contextualized to provide transparency and insight into management’s strategy for navigating near-term challenges? How big a role shou...
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Aug 12, 2020
Wednesday Winner: More meetings with European investors
The investor relations team at Wix is used to remote communications with its management team. Although the IR team is US-based, the management team is at the company’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. In this video interview, Maggie O’Donnell, director of investor relations and joint winner of the rising star award at last year’s IR Magazine Awards – US, describes how her interactions with management have changed since the Covid-19 outbreak – including how they...
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Jul 15, 2020
Wednesday Winner: Gibson Energy makes progress in IR
Mark Chyc-Cies is on a roll, having taken home the most progress in IR trophy for two consecutive years at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada. In 2018 Chyc-Cies was working for Veresen and in 2019 he was at Gibson Energy, where he currently serves as the vice president of strategy, planning and investor relations. In this video, he talks about how he has approached revamping the IR programs at both companies and how central investor engagement and communication is to...
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Jul 14, 2020
IR teams dive into virtual roadshows, finds research
Virtual roadshows are now a mainstream IR practice amid the lockdowns and travel bans caused by Covid-19, according to new research from IR Magazine.  Three quarters of IR professionals say they have either been on a virtual roadshow or plan to do so during 2020, finds the Covid-19 and IR report.  The research is based on a survey of IROs, investors and sell-side analysts und...
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Jul 06, 2020
Recap: IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe 2020
With many IR events becoming online only for the first time this year, it was inevitable that IR Magazine’s Europe Think Tank would be a virtual affair, too.  The trend of in-person events disappearing from corporate calendars was one of the few certainties we took into the day’s discussions, which aimed to replicate the intimate setting our think tanks usually create via an online platform.  A packed schedule of panel discussions, smaller roun...
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Jul 03, 2020
IR teams take advantage of flexibility offered by virtual outreach
IR teams are taking advantage of the flexibility offered by virtual outreach to broaden their investor targeting and include a more diverse mix of executives in meetings with the buy side.  Despite the lack of constraints, however, geography remains a key consideration in how companies approach their IR activities, with most sticking to roadshows focused on a particular city or region.  Overall, there has been a downtick in meeting activity year on year bet...
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Jun 12, 2020
Gaining access: Q&A with Victoria Redgrave of Fidelity Investments
FMR Investment Management UK is the London-based arm of Fidelity Investments, founded in Boston in 1946. With assets under management of $3.2 tn, Fidelity Investments operates a brokerage firm, manages a large family of mutual funds and provides fund distribution, investment advice, retirement services, index funds, wealth management, crypto-currencies, life insurance and securities execution and clearance. The London office opened in 2006, and Victoria Redgrave has...
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Jun 11, 2020
How the corporate access landscape has changed since Covid-19
In mid-March, British Telecom’s (BT) IR team was getting ready for Citigroup’s Communications Services Conference. The week before the event, around the time the IR team would normally be drafting remarks, BT’s CEO Philip Jansen announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was self-isolating. In a sign of what was to come, Jansen agreed to participate in the event virtually, dialing in from the comfort and safety of his own home, while nursing a fever. ...
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Jun 02, 2020
Tech talk: Surge in video meetings won’t beat physical contact
It’s no secret that what investors want is to meet their holdings face to face. And even though we’ve come a long way since you needed expensive, specialist equipment to run a video meeting, companies have continued to travel the world on roadshows and city-hop for meetings. Then Covid-19 forced country after country to lock down, and in-person meetings became impossible. Time for alternative tech to step in. ‘We’ve gone virtual,’ Adrian Rusling, founder o...
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May 28, 2020
Investor engagement in a Covid-19 world
With the first-quarter earnings season behind us, many of our clients are focused on investor meetings and marketing once again. To prepare for re-engagement, we are helping clients refresh their investment stories, develop investor targeting strategies that reflect the current environment and valuations, and deal with the shift to virtual investor meetings.  Whether your company had a strong growth story in early March and is now a value play or happens to be in a...
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