By Dominic Jones on August 8, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new guidance for company websites gives investor relations departments an opportunity to cut their disclosure costs and boost traffic to their websites by using “notice-and-access” news releases for Regulation FD. Although the SEC’s guidance goes so far as to say that “some companies” may not need to use [...]
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By Dominic Jones on June 25, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange commission has launched a study that could lead to the scrapping of its 75-year-old system that requires companies to file disclosures on prescribed forms like 10Ks, Form 4s and DEF 14As.
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By Dominic Jones on June 18, 2008
A lack of earnings conference call archives on companies’ investor relations websites has attracted attention from an SEC committee, but it is not suggesting regulatory action. Indeed, a lack of archives might be a useful indicator for investors.
Posted in Articles, Disclosure, Investor Relations | Tagged conference calls, earnings, financial reporting, ir departments, Quarterly Reporting, SEC, securities and exchange commission, Tony Zuck, Twitter
By Dominic Jones on May 7, 2008
I WAS having a conversation the other day with a client about recommendations we had made about her company’s website. She wanted to know if a certain recommendation was really “fundamental” to her company’s site. That’s a really good question and one that every company needs to think about. What are the basic requirements for [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 25, 2008
I NEED to find the time one day to put down some thoughts about where capital markets disclosure is heading because it’s a major issue facing the investor relations profession. It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that regulators are going to be at the center of the disclosure dissemination universe. Regulators like the Securities and [...]
Posted in Articles, Disclosure, Investor Relations, Social Media | Tagged investor communications, ir departments, SEC, securities and exchange commission, technology, Tim Bray, Twitter, web technology, XBRL