By Dominic Jones on September 20, 2010
A SURVEY of professional investors in Australia has found that they are almost twice as likely as retail investors to say that social media has influenced their investment decisions, but there is still widespread skepticism of social media’s value.
By Dominic Jones on August 23, 2010
NEWS today from the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) that only 7% of retail investors say they monitor social media for investing purposes has been wrongly interpreted as a rejection of social media as an information source.
By Dominic Jones on July 28, 2010
ALMOST six out of 10 respondents to the Australasian Investor Relations Association’s (AIRA) 2010 IR Benchmarking Survey say they see social media’s influence increasing, while one in five has acted on or responded to information found through social media.
By Dominic Jones on May 18, 2007
INSTITUTIONAL Shareholder Services has posted their U.S. mid-season proxy season review of preliminary voting results on hot-button shareholder proposals — and it finds that there’s still a big appetite for change. The most-watched issue this season is say-on-pay, resolutions requesting companies to put their compensation practices up to a non-binding annual shareholder referendum. ISS is [...]
By Dominic Jones on May 4, 2007
AUSTRALIA, according to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), has one of the highest rates of individual share ownership in the world. It’s the best example we have of an equity ownership culture — something many U.S. policy makers and politicians wish America would become. In America, rates of direct share ownership among the U.S. population [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 18, 2007
ON Valentines Day, U.S. disability insurer Aflac showed its love for shareholder engagement when it became the first major U.S. company to agree to give shareholders an advisory vote on executive compensation — a so-called “say on pay” that shareholders in other countries already enjoy. Aflac’s voluntary move could open the floodgates for similar agreements [...]