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Keep the momentum going: investor relations for newly listed companies

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in Australia are off to a slow start in 2022. Many Australian companies have postponed plans to go public to avoid the impacts of volatile markets shaken by soaring inflation, rising interest rates and an uncertain geopolitical...

What do investors look for in Quarterly Activities Reports?

With Quarterly Reporting season upon us once more, many investors will be re-evaluating their holdings given the turbulent macro-economic environment. In addition to ramifications from the war in the Ukraine and higher commodity prices, they will be trying to assess...

Happy International Women’s Day

Diversity reporting has become an integral part of the corporate governance framework for public companies. The rise of ESG has given prominence to the importance of diversity, and strong causal evidence also shows that more women in leadership roles leads to better...
Strategy and communication in a bear market

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

Fund managers warn against ESG neglect

Fund managers warn against ESG neglect

When the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock speaks, the global investment market tends to listen. So when Larry Fink asserted recently that within the next five years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government and the environment, to determine its...

Don’t let Social Media influence your strategy

Don’t let Social Media influence your strategy

Many executives spend way too much time monitoring activity on investor forums. It can consume a great deal of time, and, unless you have a very thick skin, the regular and often baseless criticism executives cop can be draining and distracting. The best option is to...

Leverage your existing shareholder base

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...

Discounting ESG – A risky strategy for small cap investor relations

Discounting ESG – A risky strategy for small cap investor relations

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...

Activists and social media expose regulators

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...

Don’t forget about us! Managing priority stakeholders

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,...

Simplifying your investor sales pitch

Simplifying your investor sales pitch

Being able to articulately and convincingly ‘sell your story’ to the investment market is a critical role of any listed-company executive, whether the objective is to support a potential or current capital raising, increase trading liquidity or to expand the share...

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