White papers on key IR issues
4 August, 2020
Crafting the investment case - Design Portfolio
Design Portfolio’s latest investment case research comes in the wake of a suffering global economy, a surge in ESG investing, imminent recession and the “new normal”. The paper sheds some light on the evolution of investment case reporting and how this differs across indices. A new phase of more sophisticated investment case reporting can be observed across as corporates mature from a focus on creation to communication.
30 July, 2020
The Increased Utility of Factor-Based Investing & The Rise of Smart Beta - Nasdaq IR Intelligence
The pragmatic utility of ESG-related data and the variety of associated frameworks are quickly evolving in fascinating ways. Our research indicates the particular environment resulting from 2020 is an ideal breeding ground for the emergence of factor-based investing and Smart Beta strategies.
19 May, 2020
SRD II and the new meaning of Shareholder Identification: Going beyond disclosure - IHS Markit
Are IR teams ready for the new disclosure which will be made available under the Shareholder Rights Directive II? Do they have solutions in place to digest, analyse and act on the enhanced visibility?
28 April, 2020
Stakeholder Connections: Section 172 Trends - Design Portfolio
How are small and mid-cap companies reporting on Section 172? Design Portfolio’s latest whitepaper looks at emerging trends from the first annual reports published under the new regulation and provides some golden rules to boost your stakeholder disclosure.
28 April, 2020
Reframing your corporate narrative through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond - Jones & Palmer
We understand that during this time of uncertainty you may need sound advice on what to communicate and how to do so. You can download our brand new guide, designed with the intention of helping you to work your way through this crisis.
14 April, 2020
Communicating your equity story through and beyond the pandemic crisis - Fairvue Partners
As we adjust to the ‘new normal’, the investment community is assessing the long-term impact on companies and their ability to operate within a changed world. The onus will fall on issuers across the board to redefine their strategic and operational approach. In this paper, we explore how issuers can be effective in communicating by adopting a modular approach through and beyond the pandemic crisis.
9 April, 2020
Missing Out: Why access to real-time analyst model revisions matters - Visible Alpha
Revisions to deep forecasts of critical line items that drive company performance are highly sought after by investor relations professionals, but the analyst estimates of these KPIs can be hard to obtain. Visible Alpha conducted a study to learn when and how often analysts revise estimates throughout a fiscal quarter and discovered that without real-time access to analyst and consensus estimate revisions, IROs are missing critical information.
26 March, 2020
COVID-19 and Investment Community Angst - Rivel Research Group
Over the past 3 weeks, along with our IRO research, we have interviewed the investment community in regard to the unprecedented impact COVID-19 and what investors need companies to address in their communications.
19 March, 2020
Keeping Pace with ESG - Your need-to-know guide - Orient Capital
E (environmental) and S (social) awareness/reporting have become just as important as the day-to-day G (governance) within the companies we work for and support. How are you tackling it? Do you know what other companies are doing? Is it becoming a theme you cannot ignore but do not quite know how to address? How do you ensure your board are taking it seriously?
13 March, 2020
AGM Season Forecast - 2020 - Equiniti
The ever-changing corporate landscape is making the AGM season a more uncertain time.
3 March, 2020
The impacts and opportunities of the new UK Corporate Governance Code - Jones & Palmer
Want to know how to tell a compelling story under the new UK Corporate Governance Code? We’ve updated our guide with case studies and examples to consider for engaging reporting.
17 February, 2020
Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts 2019 in Review
This publication highlights the key facts, figures, global trends and major milestones in the Depositary Receipts industry for issuers, brokers and investors.
24 January, 2020
The battle for annual reporting: what audiences really want from your report - RY
An unlikely battle has been brewing for the future of the annual report. For some, reporting should focus on communicating information transparently to investors and analysts. For others, it offers an opportunity to tell a company’s story. So what exactly does the future hold for reporting? We wanted definitive answers, so we spoke to 1,000 ‘informed citizens’ and business leaders to find out how and why they use reporting.
17 December, 2019
From Ambition to Action – status of climate reporting in the FTSE 100 against the TCFD framework
UK’s recently launched Green Finance Strategy expects all listed companies and large asset owners to be disclosing in line with the TCFD recommendations by 2022. In addition to regulatory pressures, what remains the same is the high level of expectation from investors and other stakeholders around reporting of climate-related issues. Black Sun examines the current status of FTSE 100 reporting against the TCFD framework in this report.
13 December, 2019
Leading the way in climate change reporting, an analysis of the FTSE 350 – Design Portfolio
Despite the current political and economic uncertainties, companies are beginning to lead the way in climate change reporting. With increasing demands from investors, consumers and other stakeholders, clear communication of the risks and opportunities climate change presents become increasingly important. Our latest whitepaper provides guidance to companies on how to digest these urgent climate challenges and report transparently on their impact.
6 December, 2019
Equiniti’s Annual AGM Trends - 2019
Welcome to AGM Trends 2019, the annual review of trends and developments during the 2019 annual general meeting (AGM) season compiled by Equiniti’s Registration Services and Company Secretarial teams.
6 December, 2019
If investors were in charge of reporting - MerchantCantos
The reporting landscape has changed rapidly over the last decade and the role of the annual report is in the spotlight again. As the trend towards ‘no frills’ reporting gathers momentum, it is time to take a step back and ask what exactly do investors want from reporting. It is why we commissioned this independent study, and why we believe the results will be of great interest to corporate communicators.
7 November, 2019
Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s 11th Annual IR Survey
In 2019, a record 479 IROs from leading companies across the world participated in our annual IR survey, up from 221 in 2018, to provide the most comprehensive insight to date into changing attitudes and practices, from objective-setting, reporting and guidance to analyst coverage, investor and activist engagement, and harnessing technology to help meet core objectives.
3 October, 2019
D.F. King General Meeting Season Review 2019
We are currently in the middle of a sea change in investor relations. A mixture of global corporate governance developments and a surge of interest in ethical behaviour from consumer and regulator alike has led to a metamorphosis from shareholder relations to stakeholder relations. Our latest report delves into the key themes of 2019 and the expectations for 2020 and beyond.
6 September, 2019
Evolving your culture - Emperor
Having a unique culture that people talk about is for every business. And all stakeholder groups. In this white paper, we share five key themes identified in our research to better understand how companies are reporting on the role and importance of culture in supporting and driving business success.