IR Weekly – 4 May 2020

This week we take a look at; considerations for making the most of your virtual AGM; moves towards improving disclosures around short-selling; the SEC’s U-turn in curbing the power of proxy advisors; and Wetherspoons’ latest funding round excluding small shareholders. Finally, we consider why the stock market is showing resilience despite the worst economic plunge […]

IR Monitor – 20 April 2020

Following a break for the Easter weekend, this week we look at concern among investors that executives are set to profit from coronavirus. Next, we look at what coronavirus could mean for notions of “stakeholder” capitalism. We continue by suggesting that there is light at the end of the tunnel for dividend payments, before presenting […]

IR Weekly – 6 April 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the market, this week we look at the battle over dividend payouts from UK banks. Following this, we discuss the implications of the current situation on executive remuneration, citing an open letter from Schroders. We then cover the shift in sentiment around share buybacks at a time where […]

IR Monitor – 30 March 2020

This week, we include the joint statement by the FCA, FRC and PRA which sets out actions to ensure the continued functioning of the UK’s capital markets amidst the COVID-19 crisis. We also look at the FCA’s decision earlier in the week to dismiss a ban on short selling, contrary to the moves of other […]

IR Monitor – 23 March 2020

As the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the globe, this week we look at the varying ways markets, investors, creditors and corporates might respond to the uncertainty. We open by looking at the FCA’s decision to suspend results for at least two weeks, and follow up with an assessment of the not-unprecedented suggestion […]

IR Monitor – 16 March 2020

Amid the shifting tectonic plates of the current markets, this week we look at a range of subjects that highlight the importance of good relations in difficult times. We open by considering research by FTI Consulting into the value of helping investors understand the process behind transactions. We follow this by reporting on the added-value […]

IR Monitor – 9 March 2020

Amid a global markets sell-off, in this week’s monitor FTI’s Senior Managing Director Joanne Wong provides practical advice for communications and IR professionals communicating coronavirus impact to internal and external audiences. With rows over executive pay packages hitting the headlines ahead of AGM season, FTI and CGLytics have published a research paper on regulation and […]

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