Corporate access Archive

Apr 01, 2021
Corporate access: Around the world in 45 minutes
With a ventilator in view and one of its heated humidifiers – used to improve the outcomes of coronavirus patients in hospital – running in the background, management at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, a firm that plays a crucial role in supplying respiratory equipment used to treat Covid-19 patients around the world, took investor meetings from a lab decked out to look like an intensive care unit. ‘We didn’t want to provide a typical CEO-sitting-in-a-boardr...
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Mar 23, 2021
The Big Change – The new meaning of ‘shareholder meeting’: Ticker 123
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Cathy Conlon, vice president and head of corporate issuer product and strategy with Broadridge’s investor communications solutions division, about the lessons learned from last year’s virtual meeting crash course and what must be done to maintain momentum. This episode of The Ticker is sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solutions   Listen to the podcast recording below > ...
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Mar 18, 2021
Lights, camera, IR! Virtual investor days should look like TV shows, says senior IRO
Companies holding virtual capital markets days need to think like TV show producers to keep the audience engaged, says Vladimir Zaluzhsky, head of communications and IR at Severstal. In an interview with IR Magazine, Zaluzhsky discusses the planning and execution of the steel miner’s online event for investors and analysts, which took place on March 11. ‘We’re basically convertin...
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Feb 08, 2021
Three pillars: Inside Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp’s award-winning investor day
To coincide with the launch of its first ESG-focused report since 2013, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp decided to hold its first ever sustainability day in November 2019 at its Oakville headquarters in Ontario, Canada. In the spirit of sustainability, the energy company encouraged attendees to arrive by public transport, as well as partnering with Tesla to provide shuttle services to and from the event and the nearby Oakville GO Transit station. Algonquin also...
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Feb 03, 2021
UDG Healthcare: The impact of Covid-19 on corporate access and digital IR
Working in IR during the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging and unusual but hugely engaging, says Keith Byrne, head of IR, strategy and corporate communications at UDG Healthcare, in a best practice interview conducted ahead of the virtual IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2020. Over the last six months, one of the most effective means of communication with the market has been fireside chats, he says. UDG has always done such events, but the attendance levels during...
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Jan 21, 2021
The deepest bench: Inside Severn Trent’s award-winning investor event
Severn Trent Water held its award-winning investor event –a sustainability-led capital markets day held at the firm’s Coventry, UK headquarters in February 2020 – just before the UK went into its first lockdown. It was, said Richard Eadie, head of IR and sustainability at the water utility, something really new for the company. ‘Obviously you do the boilerplate capital markets days w...
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Jan 14, 2021
Robot surgery: Inside Medtronic’s award-winning investor event
By their very nature, one award-winning investor event should have little in common with another. What they should be is unique and memorable – and few could be as memorable as the one held by Medtronic, winner of the best investor event gong at the virtual IR Magazine Awards – US 2020. The firm had been working on a new robot surgery system in a bid to enter a market that Ryan Weispfenning, vice president and head of IR, tells IR Magazine was essential...
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