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 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.
By Dominic Jones on June 3, 2011
STATISTICS from trackable links in company press releases suggest that even small companies’ websites are the most heavily used sources for financial disclosure information and that dissemination via PR wire services is mostly ignored by investors.
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 May 11, 2011
AS MORE companies and their executives begin to use Twitter in their investor relations communications, regulatory issues are becoming a pressing concern for IR professionals and in-house counsel.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on April 11, 2011
WHEN business communicators think about disclosure rules, they typically worry most about Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) – but for all the angst this particular regulation causes, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s list of enforcement actions is surprisingly short.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on February 22, 2011
REGULATION FD was designed to put an end to the practice of companies selectively disclosing material nonpublic information to certain market participants who could reasonably be expected to trade on the basis of that information or to provide others with advice about trading.
By Dominic Jones on February 21, 2011
SEEKING Alpha CEO David Jackson, whose company ranks as the largest provider of free earnings call transcripts, says companies have no grounds to claim copyright over their calls.
By Dominic Jones on February 18, 2011
SWISS watch company Swatch Group AG is suing Bloomberg for distributing a recording and transcript of its latest earnings call, but the case could have unintended consequences for the company and its European peers.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on January 21, 2011
Deciding whether a particular piece of information is material is probably one of the most difficult aspects of complying with Regulation FD.
By Dominic Jones on January 21, 2011
WHEN Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt announced that he was stepping aside from the top management job at the company, he did so in a way that provides a blueprint for the use of social media in official public company disclosures.
By Dominic Jones on January 20, 2011
IF AN earnings release distributed by a PR wire on behalf of the world’s most-watched public company fails to arrive on the world’s biggest investing website and no one notices, does anyone pay attention to press releases anymore?
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.