Investor Relations

Leverage Your Existing Shareholder Base

A common desire of listed companies is to seek new, sometimes international, investment as a way to stabilise the share price and add a level of prestige to the register. While attracting new retail and institutional investors is part of every listed company’s journey it is not a ‘silver bullet’ and certainly not the only […]

Discounting ESG – A risky strategy for small cap investor relations

Discounting ESG is a risky investor relations strategy for small caps

Small to mid cap companies should consider ESG factors in their investor relations programs as investors assess the risks of not investing responsibly. ESG has become an important area of risk management for publicly listed companies, and companies who choose not to disclose environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors will struggle to compete for capital and are […]

Activists and social media expose regulators

The rising tide of shareholder activism has brought a new tension to the markets as companies struggle to defend and justify themselves. Shareholders brace for impact. Directors’ and senior managers’ behaviour and judgement are under particular scrutiny. Reputations hang in the balance. Well, fair enough. That’s share market democracy for you. Transparency is an indispensable […]

Don’t forget about us! Managing priority stakeholders

Australian companies invest considerable time and effort to ensure communication with investors and customers is of the highest quality. Yet many seemingly struggle to manage, or even define, priority stakeholders outside these groups – the policy makers, regulators, suppliers, industry groups, advocates and detractors who have a significant impact on the reputation and sustainability of […]