Corporate Access II report now available

Jun 30, 2022

IR Magazine has released the second of two reports examining virtual corporate access and its impact upon IR. The report investigates shareholder composition by region and how corporate access outside of a company’s region has developed over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report also looks at how virtual and in-person formats have affected domestic and non-domestic investor engagement.


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Findings are based on the IR Magazine Global IR Survey conducted from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022, as well as the IR Magazine Global Investor Survey conducted in Q4 2021. Data in the report is broken down by region, job title and company size.


Key findings

  • North American companies have the highest level of domestic investment, while European companies have the most investment from outside of their region.

  • Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a slight increase in shares held outside of a company’s region.

  • Just under ******** of European investor interests are outside of the region, while just under ******* of Asian investor interests are non-Asian.

  • In the past 12 months, ******** in 10 investors have seen an increase in the number of companies they follow or invest in that are outside of their region.

  • Approaching four in 10 companies have seen meetings increase with investors outside of their region since the start of the pandemic.

  • More than ******* in 10 IROs expect meetings with investors outside of their region will continue to increase through 2022.

  • IROs typically spend more than twice as long on targeting domestic investors as they do international investors.

  • More than ****** in 10 investors say virtual corporate access has increased how much they have engaged with companies outside of their region in the past year, with ** percent identifying a large increase.

  • Meetings with domestic investors are more likely to be set up by direct contact than are meetings with international investors.

  • At least 95 percent of IROs give a positive rating of at least six out of 10 to all domestic in-person investor events.

  • For all virtual non-domestic investor event types, more than ***** in 10 IROs give a highly effective rating of either **** or ****.

  • Half of IROs outside of the three main investment regions rate virtual site visits/investor days as highly effective for engaging with investors outside of their region.

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