December 4, 2023
Globally the competition for capital is about to intensify. This may be a generic statement applicable to all sectors striving for investment attractiveness, in markets impacted by the effects of inflation rates rising to multi-decade highs and the consequential hike in interest rates.
July 10, 2023
It is well documented that the JSE has been losing listed companies steadily over the last decade or so.
December 14, 2022
We have identified four trends that are likely to impact Investor Relations in the year ahead and provide some guidance for Investor Relations programmes:
September 26, 2022
At the start of the year, the London Stock Exchange conducted an online survey amongst its issuers to determine developments in IR. The survey affirmed well-known trends. Nevertheless, it is always useful to recap on what’s shaping the profession to ensure that IR efforts are focused and yielding requisite results.
Most companies have successfully embraced technology in the form of virtual meetings and interactive platforms for example, especially over the past two years. Given the evolution of how information is consumed and the cost benefits of using technology, this is an expected trend.
May 16, 2022
The modern era has seen an increase in job specialisation across almost every professional field. From an investor relations perspective, an external third party brings an independent lens, benchmarking and global best practice.
April 25, 2022
Much has been written about the value of investor relations (IR), with many concluding that the discipline is capable of delivering a competitive advantage and enhancing value through efficient communication, enabling companies to effectively compete for capital.
November 18, 2021
The rationale for companies listing on any exchange is to raise capital while listing on our alternative exchanges is mainly based on cost and less onerous listing requirements. Companies that opt for secondary listings do so to provide investors with access to additional trading platforms and their related benefits.
August 26, 2021
Like many industries disrupted by the internet and social media, the traditional model of investor communication has evolved . Some things have remained the same, such as earnings announcements, trading statements and updates as well as SENS announcements.
Larger groups of risk averse traders are gathering on social media. They may not be trading large amounts individually, and they’re not armed with hugely accurate information, but together they’re able to wield significant clout. They buy and sell with frequency – and hold the potential to wreak havoc on share price volatility.