The rise of the retail investor

June 20, 2024

The South African stock market has witnessed a rise in retail investor participation in recent years. This seems almost counter-intuitive, given high interest rates and the higher cost of living, which presumably cuts back on people’s disposable income.

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Investor Relations trends in 2023

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:

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The evolution of Investor Relations (IR): The trends shaping IR

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.

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The use of more advanced technology in Investor Relations

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.

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Using Professional Service Providers Optimally

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.

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Is It Worth Waiting For A Crisis To Realise Investor Relations` True Value

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.

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Alternative Stock Exchanges, The Catalyst for a K-Shaped Economic Recovery?

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.

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Impact of Social Media on Share price and Liquidity

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.

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) and the role of Investor Relations

April 14, 2021

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have become immensely popular in the US. A SPAC is a company with no commercial operations, formed to raise capital through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing company.

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ESG in the context of Capital Allocation

Last month Aprio Investor Relations partnered with Six Capitals to discuss ESG in the context of capital allocation, what emerged from a capital allocation survey and why communication matters.

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