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Investor Relations

On the Mission:  Investor Relations - “IR”- is a strategic management function that brings together finance, communications, marketing, law, compliance, and other specialties and functional areas to bridge the relationship of corporation and investor (asset owners and asset managers.)

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News & Updates

May 11, 2016 Impact investing: Put your money where your values are

Source: CNBC

Momentum is growing, especially among millennials, to put your money where your values are. Spotlighting this trend is the recent Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through which 31-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife...

May 4, 2016 How To Best Communicate With Shareholders

Source: Forbes

Since Dodd-Frank, shareholder outreach has stepped up exponentially. Over the past few years I have facilitated numerous dialogues with my clients, shareholders and proxy advisors.

May 4, 2016 Case Study: Shareholder Risks Of Loss From Misaligned Executive Compensation

Source: Seeking Alpha

Even though most acquisitions destroy value, this deal stands out for just how quick and large the value destruction was. Due to a combination of misaligned incentives and naively optimistic business plans, Men's Wearhouse...

Commentary & Opinion

May 4, 2016 How To Best Communicate With Shareholders

Source: Forbes

Since Dodd-Frank, shareholder outreach has stepped up exponentially. Over the past few years I have facilitated numerous dialogues with my clients, shareholders and proxy advisors.

April 8, 2016 General Motors: The Problem Is Greater Than A Faulty Ignition Switch

Source: Forbes

Forbes - What keeps CEOs up at night' It's not that they know, but what they don't know. Such is the case in which General Motors newly appointed CEO Mary Barra finds herself. According to reporting by New York Times reporter...

March 28, 2016 Morningstar and the democratization of ESG information

Source: GreenBiz

The ordinary investor is more likely to have most of his money in mutual funds than individual stocks or bonds, but until recently there have been few options to determine how sustainable these funds may be.

Research & Insights

April 25, 2016 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation 2015 Survey

Source: Value Walk

We are pleased to share Shearman & Sterling’s 2015 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey of the 100 largest US public companies. This year’s Survey, the 13th in our series, examines some of the most important...

December 23, 2015 Proxy season and Form 10-K filings: a look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016

Source: Lexology

This overview summarizes new disclosure requirements and other developments that will generally be applicable to SEC reporting companies in connection with their upcoming proxy statement and Form 10-K filings, including those...

December 11, 2015 Corporate tax avoidance damaging public trust

Source: Economia

According to a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), corporate tax avoidance concerned 34% of the respondents, followed by executive pay (25%), exploitative labour (20%), employees being able to speak out about...




 Featured Investor Relations Commentators

Bill Baue Columns
Writer, SocialFunds.com - Co-Host/Producer, Corporate Watchdog Radio- Adjunct Professor, Marlboro College Graduate Center Managing for Sustainability MBA

Richard Barr Columns
Richard Barr transitioned out of a 20-year career as an SRI advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network and is now a commentator for the Governance & Accountability Institute.

Eleanor Bloxham Columns
Eleanor Bloxham is a strategic governance authority, author and advisor, and CEO of The Value Alliance (www.thevaluealliance.com) and Corporate Governance Alliance.

Hank Boerner Columns
Hank Boerner is a columnist for Accountability Central and various publications

Keld Jensen Columns
A prolific author, Keld's internationally-acclaimed book Negotiating Partnership has been translated into four languages and published in 28+ countries. He writes feature articles for national and international media and appears in broadcast media as a commentator on international business issues.

Timothy J. Keating
Featured commentator Timothy J. Keating is President of Keating Investments, LLC, the investment adviser to Keating Capital, Inc. of Greenwood Village, Colorado.  Before founding Keating Investments in 1997, we was the Managing Director of Bear Stearns International Limited in London.

Tim Quast Columns
Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of ModernIR.com, which parses and categorizes over a half-billion shares per week with its trading intelligence systems.

Mark Sickles Columns
Mark W. Sickles is an author, professor, and advisor to corporate directors and officers.  The founding principal of Mark W. Sickles, LLC,  he is the creator of Shareholder Value Assurance and Strategic Governance™. 

Rick Schweiger Columns
Featured commentator Rick M. Schweiger is a member of the Investment Committee of Keating Investments.  From 1999 to March 2010, Mr. Schweiger was the owner of Garisch Financial, Inc., a firm providing business and financial consulting services to private companies, including private operating companies interested in raising private or public financing as part of a going public strategy.  

Lois Yurow Columns
Lois Yurow
practiced corporate and securities law for several years and now helps public companies use plain English principles in their disclosure documents and investor communications.

 

 

 

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