White papers on key IR issues
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.
6 September, 2019
The Cost Effective Way to Access US Capital Markets - OTC Markets
Access to U.S. capital markets is increasingly important for UK and European issuers. As such, companies must consider efficient ways to expand their global footprint. For international firms, whose primary listing is outside the U.S., there are advantages that trading on the OTCQX Market can provide within their domestic market including increased U.S. investor holdings and an increase in liquidity and share value in both the home and OTC Markets.
12 August, 2019
2019 AGM Season Trends - Boudicca
With the peak of the 2019 AGM season behind us, our 2019 Proxy (AGM) Season Trends Report analyses the voting outcomes of this year’s AGMs and identifies three key trends that have dominated so far this year.
16 July, 2019
Using social media to engage with stakeholders - Magee
At the heart, social media is really about storytelling. As companies work at crafting their corporate story through the Annual Report, the same principles are at work when utilising the channels offered by social media. There are best practices, techniques, trends and design considerations all in play, working to deliver key messages to the relevant and most important audiences. Here at Magee we have created this research piece to help give more clarity using social media to effectively engage with your stakeholders.
5 July, 2019
Dividend Arbitrage - RD:IR
The level of stock lending around ex-dividend dates spikes in roughly one third of FTSE 350 companies. But why? Dividend arbitrage (also known as dividend washing) is a trade that enables investment firms to reduce their tax bill relating to dividend payments. The method used is to place shares in alternative tax jurisdictions around the ex-dividend date so that less withholding tax will be paid. There is little that an IR professional can do in relation to dividend arbitrage, aside from understanding the mechanics behind this trade and being able to explain to senior management why trade volumes are increasing, yet the augmented volumes are not necessarily flowing through to significant changes in the constitution of the share register month on month.
3 June, 2019
Trends from the first 25 annual reports - Emperor
With the possibility of early adoption of Companies Act and UK Corporate Governance Code changes, how companies have approached their reporting is particularly interesting this year. Emperor’s stakeholder engagement team has analysed the first 25 December 2018 FTSE 100 reports to be published, summarised the key learnings in this transitional period and included examples of best practice.
3 June, 2019
Navigating the sustainability reporting landscape - Jones & Palmer
With an increasing interest in sustainability reporting and disclosures from stakeholders, it’s important to understand the complex landscape of frameworks and formats available.