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Survey finds social media gap between investors, companies

Survey finds social media gap between investors, companies

Despite the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) giving a green light to disclosure via social media, the vast majority of investor relations (IR) departments are neither using social media today nor do they have any intention of doing so any time soon.

SEC’s social media guidance has devil in details

SEC’s social media guidance has devil in details

THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has clarified that companies can use social media to meet their public disclosure obligations under Regulation FD if the channels they use meet certain standards and companies expressly inform investors about their disclosure practices.

Charlie McCreevy communicates

READ this speech that Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, gave at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales debate on financial markets in London yesterday. If there is anything you can do to ensure that your CEO’s next letter to shareholders is anywhere near as direct and to-the-point you [...]

Is Broadridge CEO out of the loop?

Is Broadridge CEO out of the loop?

“The only update I can give you on the investor network is we’re rolling out an internal pilot for friends and family, and I’m hoping in the future to be talking more about that with a very excited tone.” That statement was made by Rich Daly, CEO of Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) on his [...]

Mindlessness in investor relations

IT’S a strong word. I looked it up. According to the Free Dictionary mindlessness means “having no intelligent purpose, meaning, or direction.” There is a lot of mindlessness in the investor relations profession today. Especially when it comes to how investor relations departments prioritize their agendas and how they conduct their affairs on the web. [...]