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May 13, 2022
The week in investor relations: Big polluters brace for shareholder rebellions, drug-makers protect vaccine IP and the ‘culture war’ invades proxy season
– Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters face the prospect of a shareholder rebellion this month, with climate-related votes poised to spike throughout the proxy season, CNBC reported. Oil and gas majors on both sides of the Atlantic are scheduled to hold their AGMs in the coming weeks, with exi...
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May 11, 2022
Eight percent moves on no news: The IR Magazine Chart Show
In this new video from IR Magazine, we use a series of charts to uncover the big trends impacting markets and IR teams during the current earnings season. Helping us do that is Nick Mazing, director of research at Sentieo, a market intelligence and data firm.  In this video, hear about:  - How some companies are seeing 6 percent-8 percent share price moves on no news (00:49...
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May 09, 2022
Swapping large-cap energy for emerging tech: Q&A with Marcela Louzada, Azerion’s new vice president of IR
Last month, Azerion, the digital entertainment and media company, appointed Marcela Louzada to the newly created role of vice president of IR. She joined from Shell, where she spent nearly 18 years, most recently as director of IR. Louzada brings to Azerion the experience of helping Shell transform its IR approach over recent years – changes demanded by intense investor scrutiny on the energy sector. She also has plenty of experience in tech, having previously fou...
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May 06, 2022
The week in investor relations: Companies under pressure over Roe vs Wade, worst April in 52 years for S&P 500 and Robinhood launches stock-lending program
– According to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), companies are facing pressure from shareholders, employees and local governments to take a stance on access to abortion as the US Supreme Court considers overturning Roe vs Wade. It is essential for companies that value talent and see gender equity...
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May 05, 2022
Micro ‘finfluencers’ enjoy greater trust than those with ‘mega’ followings, says Xemoto
‘Micro-influencers – those with between 1,000 and 50,000 followers – tend to be somewhat better trusted than mega-influencers,’ Virginia Brailey, CEO of Xemoto, tells IR Magazine. ‘They have a smaller following and they aren’t just ‘pushing out’ information: there’s an opportunity for people in their community to talk to each other and ask questions of each other, so it just feels more like a natural community. That’s a much more trusted enviro...
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May 05, 2022
Just 38 percent of GCC listings priced ‘successfully’, according to Iridium Advisors
In a finding pointing to how hard it is to see an IPO succeed over the longer term, Iridium Advisors says just 38 percent of IPOs across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region were priced successfully – even with the firm using a 20 percent price range to define ‘success’.  Iridium arrived at the figure after looking at how many companies saw a first-day closing price within ...
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