Sell side Monthly archive

Dec 24, 2021
The week in investor relations: The Santa rally, Tencent’s bumper payout and US exchanges look to South East Asia
The week in investor relations is taking a break for the holidays. See you in 2022! – Investors are ‘closely watching’ the latest data on the rapidly spreading Omicron variant for signs of how much the virus could impact the US economy and earnings ‘as the market heads into what has historically been a strong time of year for equities,’ said ...
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Dec 17, 2021
The story behind ESR Cayman’s acquisition of ARA Asset Management
On August 4, 2021, ESR Cayman, a leading Asia-focused real estate services and investment company, announced a proposed acquisition agreement with ARA Asset Management, an integrated real estate fund manager in Asia. ‘ESR’s vision has always been to build up a leading fund manager focused on technology-enabled real estate, especially logistics and – more recently – data centers on the back of major secular trends including the rapid rise of e-commerce, dig...
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Dec 16, 2021
Going hybrid: Highlights from the IR Magazine Forum – Greater China 2021
Inflation fears, hybrid meetings and growing ESG expectations were just some of the topics up for debate at the IR Magazine Forum – Greater China, which took place virtually in early December. Companies based in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan came together to hear panel discussions on the latest IR trends affecting the region and advice for investor engagement in 2022. Ajay Kapur, Asia-Pacific ...
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Dec 07, 2021
Pulling off a headline IPO
South East Asia’s IPO market has picked up steam in 2021 despite the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The region saw $9.5 bn raised in the first nine months of the year, more than 50 percent up on last year’s figure and the highest total since 2012, according to data firm Refinitiv. Proceeds have been driven by a few mega-deals rather than high volumes. At the end of the third quarter, the top four listings accounted for 59 percent of total funds raised,...
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Dec 01, 2021
Prioritizing time with the sell side
A key responsibility of investor relations is making sure the company and its sell-side analysts work together in the most effective way. That means carefully allocating time and access to the brokers that will have the most influence on the investors you are trying to reach. For companies with a large number of analysts, this process becomes more complex. While overall sell-side ranks have declined in recent years, large caps and growth firms commonly report more t...
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