Reflections on IR in Russia
Alex Menage, Head of Corporate Services for Rapidly Developing Economies (RDEs) at Thomson Reuters and also founder and board member of the Middle East Investor Relations Society, shares his thoughts on IR developments in Russia.
Companies meet state and hedge funds more often
Highlights from The Bank of New York research.
Global IR budgets edge up
By Tim Human, IR magazine.
Publicity: before and after an IPO
Hightlights from two conferences organized by IRFR.
The third national corporate governance report
Highlights from the report published by the National Council on Corporate Governance (NCCG).
Getting value from your US roadshow
The detailed planning for a roadshow in the US is as important as the strategic mission. Here Diane Faulks, vice president, EMEA Corporate Access, Citi, and Jane Henderson, director, EMEA IR Advisory, Depositary Receipt Services, Citi,
suggest a number of practical tips to help UK IROs plan their visits to US fund managers.
Fund managers commented on IPOs in Emerging Markets
Review of The Bank of New York research.
Observations of IR in Russia: Evolving from the tactical to the
By Peter Russel, J.P. Morgan.
On expats view
Corporate governance in Russia on expats view. By Dmitry Bobrov.
Annual report contests
Review of annual report contests in Russia.
Using market surveillance to inform your IR program
Shareholder Identification was the subject in this column of the Q1 2008 DR Advisor Quarterly. That article explained how Shareholder IDs can reveal, at a given point in time, a meaningful percentage of the institutions that hold an issuer’s depositary receipts (DRs) as well as its ordinary shares. Knowing who your company’s equity holders are is the foundation on which an effective investor relations program is built. By Matt Kolby, Head of IR Advisory Services, J.P. Morgan.
A. Borzova, V. Zaluzhsky, A. Kechko, I. Klimova, V. Korolchuk, N. Milchakova, A. Rumyancev.
Engaging the international audience
Do non-US companies really need an IRO based in the US? By Neil Stewart, IR magazine.
Where the BRICs
Companies from the emerging-market powerhouses of Brazil, Russia, India and China have still to get to grips with building better web estates, David Bowen says.
IR magazine Russia & CIS
awards 2010 winners
Window to Europe
Highlights from The Bank of New York Mellon seminar in Kiev.
BASF ranked number one in Europe for IR
Nominees for IR
magazine Russia & CIS awards 2010 Grand prix and short list for
IR magazine Russia &
CIS awards 2010 short list
Getting started in investor relations
By David Yates, FinanceTalking.
Voting for IR magazine Russia & CIS awards has finished
Stock Market Elite
Highlights from awards ceremony, organized by National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR).
and Articulately”: VIII DIRK Annual Conference 2010
Loud and articulately, that’s the summary of WirtschaftsWoche (a German Business Magazine, issue No. 20) in an article about valuable Investor Relations after the XIII. Annual Conference 2010 of DIRK e.V., held on May 17 in Frankfurt. By Marcus Sultzer,
CEO, Equity Story RS.
Highlights from IR morning, organized by IR magazine Russia & CIS.
Hong Kong calling
Highlights from the HKEx conference. By Dmitry Bobrov.
The event photo gallery.
IR birthday roudtable.
Highlights from the event.
Investor mailing campaign
By Svetlana Sabelfeld and Olga Maiorova, Euroland
MICEX 2010 Financial Forum
Highlights from the event.
How to float above the crowd
Companies looking to launch themselves on the world’s stock markets need to get the fundamentals of their website right to win investors over, David Bowen says.
Perception study quotes.
Commented on by Anna Kaminskaya, senior analyst, Interfax Business Service.
Global equity capital
markets activity more than doubles
Equity capital markets activity totaled US$167.5 billion for first quarter 2010, a 138% increase over first quarter 2009 when new issuance totaled US$70.4 billion.
This quarter marks the best annual start for global equity capital markets activity since the first the first quarter of 2007.
Highlights from Thomson Reuters research by Dmitry Bobrov.
More U.S. companies choosing
virtual annual meetings
A GROWING number of U.S. companies are holding their annual shareholder meetings
exclusively online in spite of shareholder concerns that virtual-only meetings
may undermine board accountability and exacerbate plunging retail voting rates.
• Companies experiment with new earnings call techniques
• Google drops Moderator but takes up YouTube stream
• Intel repeats success of CFO commentary
seminar on Deutsche Boerse
Enother oline reports seminar by IR magazine Russia & CIS.
Russia & CIS Awards 2010
Thomson Reuters Extel will conduct the research for IR magazine Russia & CIS Awards 2010.
IR practice development in
By Daniela Peeva, the head of Bulgarian investor relations society (ABIRD)
How to make a
modern online report?
IR magazine Russia & CIS seminar photo gallery.
Preparing for AGM
Highlights from forum, organized by OSSI and Ipreo.
"The good company" doesn't
mean "the good shares"
Highlights from J.P. Morgan seminar.
Mark Hynes (IRS) shares his thoughts after visiting Russia and discussing trends in international best practice IR with local IR teams.
A. Avetikov, U. Denga, S. Klinkov.
"Everything Will Be Alright"
Highlights from Deutsche Bank seminar.
Where to list?
Highlights from Debevoise & Plimpton seminar.
How big is the PDF file
of your annual report?
Research by IR magazine Russia & CIS inspired by
In Russia the average size is 11,4 Mb.
Google drops Moderator app for earnings Q&A
Company is experimenting with different approaches, says source. By Tim Human, international IR magazine.
IR in private equity
By Vladimir Zaluzhsky, IR & PR manager, Mint Capital.
Price comparison site goes live
Annual report budget comparison website gets good reception. By Clare Harrison, international IR magazine.
Listing on the LSE
By Alan Kartashkin and Maxim Kuleshov, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
V. Vinogradov, D. Voronchikhin, K. Zakharov, E. Pavlova, A. Sobotyuk.
Happy New Year!
IR-case contest 2009
Highlights from IR-case contest roundtable.
New Year party for IROs
The New Year party for IR practitioners, organized by Russian IR society OSSI
and Dow Jones agency.
Say on pay is one of the hot topics for proxy season 2010 and is widely viewed
by companies as a valuable springboard for engaging major shareholders. By
Adrienne Baker, international IR magazine.
report print runs
Research by IR magazine Russia & CIS.
Another cup of coffee
An IR breakfast by ARFI.
IR morning by IR magazine
Russia & CIS
Highlights from Deutsche Boerse
Transparency and Russian power
Highlights from presentation of S&P research.
reports contests winners
Highlights form Deutsche Bank
depositary receipts seminar
By Dmitry Bobrov.
Online annual reports:
will we ever get them right?
People like me have been promoting online annual report best practices for
almost a decade now, but the message mostly isn’t getting through. According to
the 2009 Nexxar online annual report survey, there has been a modest improvement
in the number of companies that are providing at least some of their reports’
content in formats that meet the basic usability needs of investors. By Dominic
Jones, IR Web Report.
Energoatom - the new level
The article is about Energoatom's annual report. By Anna Popova, Interfax CEA.
Google brings transparency to
the earnings call question queue
Analysts and investors have long complained that management at some companies
manipulate the flow of information to the market and play favorites by carefully
screening which questions they take on their earnings calls. By Dominic Jones,
IR Web Report.
IR magazine Russia & CIS Awards 2009 photo gallery
MTS bags top IR award
Investor relations in Russia can be tough. The country’s stock market is still
in its infancy and remains far more volatile than other major country’s bourses.
One consistent performer amid these conditions is Mobile TeleSystems (MTS),
which picked up another award for its IR department. By Tim Human, international