Corporate access Archive

Sep 03, 2020
Investec talks corporate access: The ‘new normal’ will be a blended model
The recent results of what was formerly known as Extel’s UK Small & Mid-cap Survey, now published under the Institutional Investor brand, highlight how few firms make it to the top spots. While this year’s survey is split across three categories – research, sales and corporate access – just three companies dominate the top spots: Peel Hunt, Numis and Investec. Andrew Peck, head of Investec’s listed client group, provides investment advice to i...
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Aug 24, 2020
A decade in the trenches hosting investor days
I never set out to be in investor relations; it somehow fell into my lap – a familiar story to many, I’m sure. My own journey happened after years in strategic financial planning, budgeting and various finance positions. My CFO tapped me to move into IR after working closely on several projects that incorporated my financial, creative and project management skills. In 2009 my first i...
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Aug 21, 2020
Telling your IR story during Covid-19
Investor relations has never faced such a challenging future. High-quality investor relations is now more important than ever before. The devastation wrought by the pandemic has seen a record number of companies raising new capital. Despite the £17 bn ($22 bn) injected by UK public markets to strengthen balance sheets, ensure growth and potentially buy weaker rivals, most players strongly suspect this represents the tip of a very deep capital requirements iceberg. ...
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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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