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.
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.
By Dominic Jones on May 18, 2011
AMID deep public distrust of all things Wall Street, regulators are coming under growing pressure to act against the billion-dollar business of private meetings between corporate executives and an elite group of traders and analysts.
By Dominic Jones on March 15, 2011
FOR its annual meeting this year, the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is inviting investors to visit its first-ever online “shareowner forum” on a special password-protected website.
By Dominic Jones on March 4, 2011
FERTILIZER giant PotashCorp (TSE, NYSE:POT) is tackling the touchy topic of executive pay with a web-based communication campaign that includes a shareholder survey, a series of videos, and pay disclosures you can easily tweet or Like on Facebook.
By Dominic Jones on February 12, 2011
THE short-seller whose negative treatise against Netflix inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) prompted the company’s CEO to pen a controversial rebuttal in a blog post has covered his short position in the top-performing stock.
By Dominic Jones on February 10, 2011
SHEDDING their starchy images, public company chief executives and chief financial officers are increasingly turning to the popular video sharing service YouTube to tell their firms’ investment stories.
By Dominic Jones on January 30, 2011
UK-BASED Software Radio Technology (SRT), which trades on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market for smaller companies, is being lauded for breaking new ground in its investor relations efforts by hosting a live video webcast to answer questions from retail investors.
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2011
NOW that US shareholders have a formal way to express their opinions on companies’ executive compensation practices, forward-thinking governance and investor relations professionals might want to think about using the web to tell their companies’ compensation stories.
By Guest Contributor on January 21, 2011
Professional presentation designer Jan Schultink worked for almost a decade with McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 CEOs about strategy. In this guest post, he provides advice on how to design investor presentations that create a strong impact.
By Dominic Jones on January 13, 2011
NETFLIX, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will become the latest in a growing list of companies to use its website as its primary channel for financial disclosure when it publishes its fourth-quarter results later this month.
By Dominic Jones on January 12, 2011
WITH company executives and their investor relations departments under pressure to allocate more time to meeting with investors and analysts at home and on the road, wouldn’t it be nice to lessen the burden while making access to management fairer at the same time?
By Dominic Jones on December 20, 2010
WHEN Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings personally responded to a short-seller’s treatise against his company in a Seeking Alpha blog post, he single-handedly upended investor relations convention.