Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Oct 01, 2021
The week in investor relations: Proposals for more voting transparency, how passive restricts bear markets and the ‘mega trend’ of climate change
– The Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported that the SEC proposed rule-making that would require money managers to disclose more information on how they use their voting power. The agency’s new proposal would require asset managers to categorize votes more clearly in SEC filings to help investors mo...
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Sep 28, 2021
Around three fifths of institutional investors have company-wide ESG policy, finds survey
A growing number of institutional investors now have a company-wide policy on ESG investment, with the largest firms leading the way, according to new research. HSBC’s sustainable financing and investing survey 2021, which polled the views of around 2,000 issuers and institutional investors, finds 59 percent of investors have a general ESG policy in place, up ...
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Sep 27, 2021
The story behind the first listing of a cannabinoid company on the London Stock Exchange
On February 26, 2021, Cellular Goods, a company that makes products formulated with engineered cannabinoids, listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), making it the first ever manufacturer of cannabinoid-based products to list on London’s main market. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis plants that are legal in the UK and are commonly used in skincare and pharmaceutical products. In the 18 months leading up to its IPO, Cellular Goods worked closel...
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Sep 10, 2021
The week in investor relations: Kraft Heinz charged by the SEC, small-cap ESG focus and London Metal Exchange ring reopens
– Cooley PubCo reported the SEC’s announcement of settled charges against Kraft Heinz, its chief operating officer and chief procurement officer for ‘engaging in a long-running expense-management scheme that resulted in the restatement of several years of financial reporting.’ According to the SEC’s order and complaint, Kraft Heinz employed a numbe...
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Sep 03, 2021
Investors keep up support for UK shares
Investors have maintained support for UK listed companies, with July showing a second consecutive month of inflows, according to data from the Investment Association (IA). Net retail sales to the IA’s UK All Companies sector stood at £295 mn ($409 mn) in July, building on sales of £159 mn in June, says the UK trade body. Under the IA’s classification system, the UK All Companies sector covers funds that invest at least 80 percent of their assets in UK c...
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Aug 06, 2021
The week in investor relations: ‘Unprecedented’ earnings, Nelson Peltz to step down from P&G board and Boris Johnson calls for ‘investment big bang’
– US stocks ‘advanced broadly’ early this week, bouncing back from earlier losses to bring the S&P 500 to a closing high on Tuesday, reported the Wall Street Journal (paywall). A solid earnings season has helped bolster investors’ optimism that stocks can ‘continue to grind higher’ following an already strong 2021 rally, said the paper,...
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Aug 06, 2021
Investor sell decisions often not well thought out, suggests study
IR teams often wonder why a major investor has sold out of their company given the great potential they believe the story continues to offer. According to one study, it’s possible the investor simply wasn’t thinking too closely about the decision. A review of institutional portfolios across 16 years finds that fund managers are noticeably better at making buy than sell decisions. Why is this? In short, the researchers suggest that investors spend more time think...
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Jul 30, 2021
Bill to shorten window of 13F filings progresses to House of Representatives floor
On July 29 the US House Financial Services Committee voted to advance a new bill that would shorten the 13F filing window and require short-seller disclosures to the floor of the House of Representatives. Bill HR 4618 – also known as the Short Sale Transparency and Market Fairness Act – would require asset managers responsible for more than $100 mn in assets under...
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