By Dominic Jones on June 11, 2013
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.
By Dominic Jones on April 3, 2013
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.
By Dominic Jones on August 6, 2010
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By Dominic Jones on December 5, 2008
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 [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 23, 2008
AS THE use of audio and video become increasingly common on investor relations websites and archives become deeper, IR website managers must consider ways to ensure that investors can easily find information in these formats. The problem until now has been that information in audio and video is invisible to search engines, which rely on [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 16, 2008
LAST July, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new guidance for company websites that covered a broad spectrum of issues that have apparently been holding companies back from making better use of their websites as a source of disclosure. Although the interpretive release provided advice on a range of topics, including links to [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 13, 2008
A FEW months ago, there was talk at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about making changes to address the lack of participation by retail shareholders in annual meetings where companies used the new default electronic delivery option called notice-and-access. You will recall that under the new option, companies mail a notice to their [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 12, 2008
“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 [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 11, 2008
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. [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 28, 2008
HUNDREDS of foreign companies have suddenly found themselves with new securities in the United States as depositary banks have rushed in the past two weeks to register unsponsored American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on their shares — in most cases without their consent. Under relaxed new rules that went into effect on October 10 (PDF 1.5MB, [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 27, 2008
BROADRIDGE Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BR) last night launched The Investor Network, a social network and discussion forum open only to participation by investors whose holdings in companies can be verified via their brokerage accounts. Details of the TheInvestorNetwork.com, which caters to a potential audience of up to 90 million investors in the United States and [...]