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. Continue reading “Survey finds social media gap between investors, companies”
By Dominic Jones on June 11, 2013
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. Continue reading “SEC’s social media guidance has devil in details”
By Ezra Marbach on December 8, 2011
SO OFTEN lately, public companies have been under attack. Most of these attacks have been directed at Chinese companies publicly-traded on US stock exchanges.
By Pam Agnew on November 30, 2011
A NEW study has found significant evidence that hedge funds benefit from information they obtain in private meetings with company executives, adding to mounting research suggesting that selective access to management undermines regulators’ fair disclosure objectives. Continue reading “Private meetings undermine fair disclosure, study finds”
By Richard Ketchen on October 19, 2011
ASKING an investor what makes a good annual report is like asking somebody what makes a good pizza. Some enjoy the simplicity of a thin, crispy base topped with only tomato sauce and cheese. Others prefer thick-crusted varieties capable of supporting a shopping-cart load of toppings. Continue reading “What makes a good annual report?”
By Dominic Jones on September 15, 2011
ALAN Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM), may be single-handedly redefining how corporate executives in the buttoned-down world of public companies communicate with their investors. Continue reading “CEO pushes Reg FD limits on Twitter”
By Anne Leslie-Bini on September 12, 2011
WITH financial data providers increasingly using XBRL filings in the numbers they deliver to Wall Street, poor corporate reporting controls are threatening company reputations and raising the specter of investors making trading decisions based on faulty figures. Continue reading “For IROs, XBRL errors a wake-up call”
By Dominic Jones on August 23, 2011
A NEW study by prominent accounting professors has found evidence that big investors benefit from information they glean in private meetings with company CEOs – and they say their findings raise questions about whether such meetings meet the spirit of Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD). Continue reading “Despite Reg FD, study finds traders profit from private CEO meetings”
By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule opposed by investor relations service providers who fear the measure will harm their ability to compete. Continue reading “SEC approves NYSE IR services rule”
By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
OVER the past several weeks, dozens of companies have added a new feature to their normally mundane quarterly financial reporting ritual: they are using social networks to deliver a stream of updates and key facts from their results announcements in so-called “live tweeting” sessions.
By Richard Ketchen on August 4, 2011
WHAT gets measured, matters. Measuring the effectiveness of stakeholder, investor and other corporate communication activities, however, has always been somewhat ambiguous. Until now.
By Ezra Marbach on August 2, 2011
REED HASTINGS, CEO of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is a remarkable entrepreneur. He founded a DVD-by-mail business in the late ‘90s that now boasts 25+ million subs and is disrupting the media and entertainment industries. Continue reading “Will Netflix CEO Hastings usher in a new era for investor relations?”
By Dominic Jones on July 20, 2011
THIS is potentially good news for the hundreds of international companies with non-exchange listed ADRs that have long had to contend with low levels of visibility and few options for communicating with their US-based investors.