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Jul 23, 2021
Equality in IR: How can we make ‘twice the difference’?
It’s been my privilege to have worked for more than 20 years in investor relations, communications and stakeholder engagement. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to readers of IR Magazine that it’s a very rewarding and interesting area of corporate life, one in which life-long learning across a broad range of topics – from hard financials to so-called ‘soft’ skills – is essential. I’ve also been aware that I don’t fit the profile of the ty...
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Jul 22, 2021
Tech platform aims to narrow information gap between retail and institutional investors
There is a long-running debate about whether professional investors should get private meetings with management. If all shareholders have the right to equal information, should a select few be offered one on ones with the CEO or CFO? Of course, financial regulation prohibits the release of material information in these meetings. And fund managers argue they need to conduct due diligence before investing large sums, often on behalf of the public. But you have ...
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Jul 22, 2021
New head of IR at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a Nasdaq-listed learning technology firm that serves more than 50 mn students and 3 mn educators in 150 countries, has announced a new hire to lead the company’s IR efforts. Chris Symanoskie brings 20 years of IR experience to his new position, with many years in the education sector. He most recently served as vice president of IR and corporate communi...
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Jul 22, 2021
Pfizer names new head of IR
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant Pfizer has appointed Christopher Stevo as senior vice president and chief investor relations officer. He now reports to Sally Susman, chief corporate affairs officer. He succeeds Chuck Triano, who previously announced his intent to retire after 13 years at Pfizer. Triano will stay on through the end of September to help with the transition. Pfizer is headquartered in New York and listed on the NYSE. Most recently,...
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Jul 21, 2021
IR lead named for newly created role at fuboTV
New York-headquartered fuboTV, a live-streaming sports TV company with operations in the US, Canada and Spain, has named Alison Sternberg as its new senior vice president of investor relations. The IR lead position is a newly created role for the company that listed on the NYSE in October 2020 and was recently added to the Russell 2000 Index...
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Jul 20, 2021
Sustainable investments hit 35.9 percent of all assets, notes research
Sustainable investments have grown to represent more than a third of all assets globally, according to research from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA). Drawing on data from the US, Canada, Japan, Australasia and Europe, the GSIA says sustainable investments accounted for 35.9 percent of total assets under management at the start of 2020, compared with 3...
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Jul 20, 2021
SmartRent names Evelyn León Infurna as new IR head
SmartRent, a technology provider for the real estate industry, has appointed Evelyn León Infurna as its new senior vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Infurna was managing director at ICR, the strategic communications firm. Previously she has worked on both the buy side and sell side, with a focus on real estate companies. This month, Infurna was appointed to the board of Getty Realty as an independent director and member of the nominating a...
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