New rules coming soon will disrupt annual reporting

29 May 2018

By Joel Garthwaite In less than two years, new rules are set to require all companies listed on fully regulated European exchanges (including the FTSE*) to change the way they file their annual reports. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) intends to require annual reports to be filed using what it calls the European…


Winning investment in a post-MiFID market

03 April 2018

By Steph Osborn MiFID II is throwing investment research into turmoil, and smaller listed companies are likely to be casualties, with sell-side analyst research focusing on the more profitable coverage of large cap stock (as explained in this previous article). The good news for IR professionals in these smaller listed companies is that they can…


IR teams in small/mid caps face a MiFID II visibility trap

06 March 2018

By Steph Osborn MiFID II is creating some unintended side-effects, especially within the field of investment research. Legislation that focused on more transparency for investors is now threatening to choke off the supply of information that informs investors about opportunities within smaller listed companies. The new rules attack the longstanding sell-side practice of sinking the…


Communicate effectively with your stakeholders – soon, it will be law

01 March 2018

By Joel Garthwaite Head of Marketing and New Business The next few months will see boards of large businesses talking pretty hard about how well they engage with stakeholders. In June, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will publish a new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code – yesterday was the deadline for responses to…


Five things investors look for before investing

10 October 2017

By Steph Osborn Winning investment is more than just demonstrating a good track record in profitability and strong financials. Investors base around 40% of IPO investment decisions on non-financial factors such as brand identity, market position and the credibility of key executives in the management team. In order to gain the trust of external audiences…


The EU Referendum: Buy side perspectives on Brexit

17 June 2016

Insight_Edition 1 Invicomm NewsletterBuy side perspectives on Brexit and the implications for corporate investor relations Over 80% of institutional investors expect both equity and debt markets in the UK and across Europe, to be negatively impacted if the UK votes to leave the EU on June 23rd. This is one of several clear conclusions from…