Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Mar 11, 2022
The week in investor relations: What Russia exits mean for ESG, Amazon share split and delisting fears resurface in Hong Kong
– According to CNBC, as companies exit Russia with unprecedented speed, one of the questions being weighed is where this response to an act of unprovoked war fits on the spectrum of leadership decision-making. Is it a short-term pause, a sign of the greater influence of ESG considerations in the C-suite or a signific...
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Mar 04, 2022
SEC proposes new monthly disclosure rules for short-sellers
While investors in the US must disclose long positions in stocks, the same transparency has not been required for short sales. That imbalance could be evened up, at least partially, after the SEC proposed a new rule requiring disclosure of short positions on a monthly basis – although some market participants would like the changes to go further. Under the plan, investors would have to report short positions exceeding $10 mn or where the average size is at ...
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Feb 14, 2022
Vår Energi positions IPO within ‘Green Shift’ energy transition
The energy crisis in Europe shows the important role of oil and gas in the energy mix and in the transition to a low-carbon world, according to the head of IR at Vår Energi, as the Norwegian giant prepares to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Shares in Vår Energi, the largest independent oil and gas company operating in Norway, are expected to be listed and traded on February 16. The offering is being seen as a te...
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Feb 10, 2022
New York’s public pension fund to divest from 21 companies over transition risk
New York’s public pension fund has announced it will divest from nearly two dozen stocks involved in shale oil and gas production. The New York State Common Retirement Fund, which manages around $280 bn on behalf of more than 1 mn individuals, says the 21 companies have ‘failed to demonstrate they are prepared for the transition to a low-carbon economy’.  ...
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Feb 09, 2022
Inflation fears drive institutional investors to uncorrelated assets
Global institutional investors are diversifying into uncorrelated assets to hedge against rising inflation, with the use of skilled active managers their next most popular strategy, a study finds. North American investors, the cohort most concerned about inflation, are almost twice as focused – at 42 percent – as their European (24 percent) and Asia-Pacific (22 percent) peers in generating enough yield without adding excessive risk. But more than one third (34 p...
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Jan 28, 2022
The week in investor relations: Digital dollar ‘inevitable,’ mom and pop bail and Saudi Arabia crowned king of Middle East IPOs
– The US is likely as little as a few years from a central bank digital currency (CBDC), according to Bank of America, reported Treasury & Risk. The bank predicts that the US will issue government-backed digital coins at some point between 2025 and 2030. CBDCs ‘are an inevitable evolution of today’s electronic currencies,’ wrote Bank of America strat...
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Jan 21, 2022
ESG and climate change pledges drive growth in Asia-Pacific fund industry
Investors and fund managers’ interest in ESG investing, net-zero emissions and decarbonization is driving growth in the Asia-Pacific mutual fund industry, despite pandemic uncertainties. In Hong Kong, global managers have launched sustainability-themed products for accredited investors in past years. Regulators and associations are introducing standardized disclosures, especially in climate change and carbon transition. ...
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Jan 04, 2022
Case study: Camilla Bartosiewicz of Altus Group talks targeting
‘When I joined Altus Group, the first thing I did was set up my tech platform,’ says Camilla Bartosiewicz, vice president of IR at the real estate software provider. ’I felt like I was flying blind without it. ‘If information is the new currency of business, then these tech platforms give us access to information that would otherwise be very challenging – if not...
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Dec 16, 2021
Tech talk: Perks programs seek to connect companies with neglected retail investors
The rise of retail investors has been well publicized recently but this rise has only exacerbated the reasons why most firms concentrate on institutional investors. While institutional investors are similar in nature, fewer in number and invest higher amounts, the reverse is often true for the retail investor. Communicating effectively with retail investors means communicating with a large and fragmented audience that could range from loyal customers investing their...
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Dec 13, 2021
Drones for IR: Tech targeting takeaways from the South East Asia Forum
Talking about how PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) has adapted its approach to communications, Thanat Thamrongsaksuvit, IR manager at the Thai firm, explained that his department has been putting drones to work in order to ‘bring’ investors to assets they can’t actually visit because of the pandemic. Describing traditional PowerPoint presentations as ‘vanilla’, Thamrongsaksuvit said IR teams needed to step up their game and make communications more...
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