Case studies

Oct 14, 2014
Navigating the IPO process from the IR suitem the IR suite
With all the new public companies coming to market, the IR role has increasing visibility even before the IPO. While the investor relations process leading up to an IPO is similar to that of a public company with a longer history, there are certainly some nuances and tips that may prove to be useful. This report from Ipreo contains statistics and helpful advice on picking an underwriter, pre-IPO targeting, and more...Read more
Sep 18, 2014
Outsourcing IR
IR Magazine reveals the results of our survey into the use of external services by IR departments. Based on a survey of 891 IR practitioners, this report looks into 21 key areas of corporate activity and identifies and explores the level of responsibility and outsourcing by IR departments for these areas. Each activity is looked at by overall respondents as well as by region and market cap and includes the...Read more
Jul 03, 2014
Investor Presentations
Corbin Perception released its latest research on effective investor engagement. The white paper focuses on key themes relating to the role and relevance of investor presentations to the institutional investment community. The findings are based on a survey of 68 financial professionals designed to identify and expand upon key themes that have emerged from Corbin Perception’s conversations with the buy side, as well...Read more
May 26, 2014
IR challenges: macroeconomics a bigger concern in 2014
Investor-related challenges top 2014 list but macroeconomic concerns grow in size. Macroeconomic IR challenges are the only area of concern to have grown during 2014, with almost a fifth (18 percent) of investor relations professionals naming this area as their top challenge, according to research by IR Magazine . Click here to download the full six-page Research Report: IR challenges . Investor-related...Read more
Apr 16, 2014
Research section: Thoughts on the capital markets
IROs believe things are looking up in the investment markets. There’s one frustration all researchers share: when a client or someone you are reporting to dismisses the value of your findings because those findings conform to his or her expectations. ‘Tell me something I don’t already know!’ he or she might exclaim, to which our reply would be (if we were brave enough), ‘We have: before, you thought it;...Read more
Investor relations roundtable 2013: The role of investor relations (IR) and best practices for the modern day corporation
Crystallizing discussions from the roundtable, this white paper contains insights from our panel speakers on the role of IR and IROs across Singapore, Asia and globally, international best IR practices, and advice for IR professionals to stay effective and relevant in an ever-changing economy. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be...Read more
Feb 28, 2014
Research section: Rising to the IR challenge
Investigating the greatest issues faced by IR practitioners in 2013. The latest round of our ongoing global survey of IROs is complete and we are currently analyzing the results. The survey was conducted during December 2013 and early January 2014, and more than 900 IROs took part. The survey covers topics as diverse as IR responsibility, resources for outsourcing and opinions on services provided, IR education...Read more
Dec 16, 2013
Research section: Global IR trends 2013
Last month saw the publication of the IR Magazine Global Investor Relations Practice Report 2013 . This is the third consecutive year we have published the report and the ongoing research has given us the opportunity to identify common IR practices and provided us with insight into many trends that have emerged during this period. The past three years, for example, have seen a fall in both IR budgets and...Read more
Jul 25, 2013
Research Section: How should companies use their spare cash?
How do investor attitudes compare on either side of the Atlantic? All companies have to try to give investors what they want in terms of return on investment or – perhaps more appropriately – find the kind of investors that want what an investment in that particular stock will provide. Even taking short-sellers and their ilk out of the equation, investors have a wide variety of requirements in terms of returns: some...Read more
May 03, 2013
Research Section: Measuring IR
Which sort of companies use which types of metrics to determine how good or bad their investor relations programs are? There is no perfect formula for investor relations, no perfect equation that describes best practice in the complex inter-relationship between company and investor – this much we know. What, then, determines good or bad IR, and how can IR performance be measured? In this month’s research section, we...Read more
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