White papers on key IR issues
6 May, 2013
Integrated reporting: its past, present and future - Emperor
Integrated reporting of sustainability performance consistently with financial performance has been seen for a number of years as the next significant development for investor and wider stakeholder communication. In this white paper, we look at what is meant by integrated reporting, its strengths and weaknesses and what the prospects are for this tool.
5 May, 2013
M&A Deal Evaluation - A.T. Kearney / IR Society
The IR Society recently joined forces with global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney to understand the M&A evaluation tools used in the market to see if this could cast light on why so many deals fail to live up to expectations. A survey of the membership asked about the metrics and analyses they observed were being used by company executives, sell-side analysts and investors to evaluate proposed mergers and acquisitions. The conclusions were surprising; emphasis is often placed on evaluation metrics that look as if they tell the story, but can be misleading.
23 April, 2013
Online Investor Communications; A Survival Guide - Jones and Palmer
Online Investor Communications; A Survival Guide is Jones and Palmers' comprehensive look at the current state of investor relations, exploring the online options available and how they can and are being utilised.
1 February, 2013
A Short Story: The European Union’s New Rules on Short Selling - Ipreo
An examination of new regulation passed be the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in November 2012. With European regulators now requiring investors holding large short positions to disclose their total short holding above a certain size thresholds, Ipreo has surprisingly found that many institutional investors traditionally identified as “long-only” in fact possess some very large short positions.
24 January, 2013
Corporate reporting on mobile devices - nexxar
With the growing number of mobile users, corporate reports will have to be provided in a manner adequate for smart phones and tablets. But how strong is the actual demand for such versions? And which format offers the most advantages? This white paper describes current trends and discusses fruitful approaches on mobile reporting.