White papers

White papers on key IR issues

29 January, 2014

The First 20 - The Concise Strategic Report Paradox - Black Sun

In light of reforms to narrative reporting in 2013, Black Sun conducted an analysis of how the FTSE 350 September year ends have responded to the changing reporting environment

3 December, 2013

Should public companies in the UK be concerned about social media compliance? global3digital

A look at the major social media platforms and how they can be used appropriately for corporate communications.

15 May, 2013

Why Mobile Matters: A Guide - Investis

Mobile’s growth is indisputable but the hyperbole surrounding its rise makes it hard to gauge the specific relevance of mobile for investor relations. Our data shows that access to corporate websites from mobile devices is now outpacing the global trend while corporate mobile use bucks the global trend by continuing to favour iOS devices over Android. Why Mobile Matters is essential reading for anyone responsible for their company’s investor communications.

7 May, 2013

Is Your IR Team Ready To Go Social? NASDAQ OMX

IR has long been a study in deliberation and restraint — not what you might immediately associate with the rapid-fire ideas, opinions and dialogues of today’s social media. Yet social media can be a powerful driver for meeting IR’s objectives — helping you attract, engage and inform investors and others who can burnish or burn your company’s reputation and value.

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.

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