Essential ‘CARE’ communication tips for the current pandemic

The COVID 19 virus has created significant challenges for public sector bodies, which in turn has created the need for effective and sustained communication planning. In this article, Shane Dolan and Darius Alexander detail four pillars that can provide a solid foundation to handling a crisis.

South Africa Lockdown

FTI Consulting’s South Africa leadership team share their appreciation with the practice for remaining resilient and supportive during the South African COVID-19 lockdown.

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 […]

Changes to Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board

The Australian government has recognised that the economic impacts of Covid-19 have left a number of otherwise healthy Australian businesses potentially vulnerable to foreign takeover. In their latest article, Shannon Walker and Ben Hamilton detail the changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board and what they mean for businesses, local supply chains, owners (private or […]

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 […]

Budget 2020: Levelling Up In Action

Today (Wednesday, 11 March 2020) brought us Rishi Sunak’s first Budget, the first of Boris Johnson’s premiership, and the first since the UK’s departure from the EU. Billed as ‘The Manifesto Budget’, this was an opportunity to follow through on the promises that delivered the Conservative Party a majority in December and demonstrate to new […]

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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How to Communicate with Investors in Times of Uncertainty

The spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic has cast a cloud over financial markets and marked a tumultuous start to the year for many businesses. While businesses around the world have been moving quickly to navigate the rapidly evolving situation, for listed companies, there is an added, inevitable need to start preparations for communication with […]

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Heading towards the IFRS 17 quagmire? Overview

FTI Consulting’s research suggests that, although insurance companies are making good progress with implementing the new accounting standard, they may be overlooking some opportunities for proactivity, particularly in terms of managing risk, accelerating technological upgrades and embedding effective communication strategies. FTI Consulting’s in-depth research with C-level executives across the insurance sector suggests decent progress in […]

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