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  • IR Magazine Webinar - Understanding ETFs and indexes: What do you need to know?
    IR Magazine Webinar - Understanding ETFs and indexes: What do you need to know?
    IR Magazine and Bloomberg Recorded: Dec 13 2018 41 mins
    Are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) a danger to the stock market? Or a natural progression driven by the needs and wants of institutional investors and their clients? One thing is certainly true: inflows into ETFs, index funds and similar products are increasing month on month. In April 2018 alone, passive US equity funds took $18.2 bn of inflows, while active funds suffered $11.4 bn in outflows.

    In a bid to understand this investment discipline, this IR Magazine Webinar, held in association with Blooomberg, will aim to find answers to these questions and more with the aid of our panel of expert speakers.

    This webinar will look at:
    •What ETFs are, how they work and why inflows are increasing
    •Understanding index investor behavior, and whether the term ‘passive’ is accurate
    •The role of ESG and other themes for passive fund managers
    •The tools you can use to examine the investment decisions made by passive funds

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary
    Corporate Secretary and Labrador Recorded: Nov 6 2018 37 mins
    Investors are demanding that proxy statements include a greater range of information. In turn, companies need to disclose that information – and tell their story – in the most effective way. One solution is to create a ‘next-generation proxy summary’ that includes an extended summary spelling out the key information investors need. This can be used as part of the proxy statement and as a stand-alone document.

    Our panel of experts will discuss how governance teams can make the best use of the extended summary in managing relationships with shareholders. Topics for discussion will include:
    - What information should the extended summary include? What do investors want, and how should governance teams research what this is?
    - What are some of the new best ways to present that information?
    - How can governance and investor relations (IR) teams work best together and with other functions (the board, HR, IT, management and outside vendors) in preparing the extended summary?
    - How can governance and IR teams use the summary during the approach to the AGM and outside of proxy season? How can it best be delivered as a stand-alone document?
    - What is the best way to get feedback on your summary from investors to improve it for the following year?

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Labrador to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Labrador will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Labrador. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Labrador’s privacy policy: https://www.labrador-company.com/privacy-copyright%20-policy/
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security?
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security?
    Corporat Secretary and Nasdaq Recorded: Oct 30 2018 45 mins
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 3.00 pm GMT / 4.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq for a discussion on cyber-security.

    Our expert speakers will discuss:

    • Cyber-risk and the responsibilities of the board
    • Why cyber-risk is different from other types of risk
    • Embedding cyber-risk in corporate governance practices
    • Role of the corporate secretary/governance professional on information provided to the board on cyber-risk
    • Board member education/preparedness
    • Board member recruitment in looking for expertise/experience in cyber-security
    • Board reporting – what the board needs to know

    Speakers include:
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, Corporate Secretary
    • Martyn Chapman, head of strategy, Nasdaq Governance Solutions
    • John Reed Stark, president, John Reed Stark Consulting

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by Corporate Secretary.

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Nasdaq to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Nasdaq. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Nasdaq’s privacy policy: www.business.nasdaq.com/privacy-statement
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine and sponsored by Bloomberg Recorded: Sep 25 2018 51 mins
    This webinar will explore how it is vitally important to keep a consistent and unified narrative across and throughout the organization when a crisis hits on social media.

    Explore the examples of crisis situations:
    The recent abusive Elon Musk twitter postings and the Papa John’s racist storm:
    What went wrong for these to happen?
    How could these have been dealt with more effectively from an IRO perspective?
    Is there a limit to how the IRO can control the company narrative once these comments have been made?

    Team working and strategy:
    Why IROs should monitor social media posts about their companies.
    How can this be done effectively?
    How can the IRO put social media at the heart of the overall IRO strategy?

    A practical guide to different approaches to social media posting:
    The instant reply: ensuring a comment is addressed immediately, in real time.
    The promotion of the company via positive PR and good news
    The CEO commenting on the business: a good use of senior management being involved and visible
    The IRO addressing a specific audience: keeping on message and ensuring a select audience knows the established company message
    Explore in turn, the benefits of each approach

    The IRO dilemma: social media scope and limits
    What is suitable for the IRO to convey on social media? Even in a crisis.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy/.
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine and sponsored by Q4 Recorded: Sep 20 2018 61 mins
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Investor targeting is one of the most crucial pillars of a strong IR program, and a comprehensive approach can boost your company’s liquidity, visibility and more. Indeed, more than a quarter (26 percent) of the nominees for the recent IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018 say that if they had more cash, they would spend it on investor targeting. Almost a third (32 percent) say this is where they would dedicate the extra resources if they had a larger team.

    In this webinar, a panel of experts from across the capital markets will look at how investor targeting techniques have evolved in recent years, and look at how they can:
    – Boost the accuracy and ROI of your targeting efforts
    – Fully understand the behavior of your investor base
    – Help to identify new investors or international pools of money
    – Enable your company to remain visible in a post-Mifid II world, or amid other changes to the sell side
    – Save you time through pipeline and workload management
    – Let you report more comprehensively to the board

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy.
  • Webinar - ESG matters: materiality and a growing list of questions
    Webinar - ESG matters: materiality and a growing list of questions
    Presented by IR Magazine & Corporate Secretary and sponsored by Intelligize Recorded: Jun 26 2018 57 mins
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    The debate around ESG is one of the most compelling in the IR world at the moment: are governance teams at large institutional investors dictating a narrative that is unrepresentative of the broader investment community or are investors genuinely broadening their assessment of what they deem to be material for their investment process?

    What is clear is that ESG is much more of a talking point on earnings calls and in other forums between investors and issuers, according to data from Intelligize. In this webinar we will explore how IR teams and corporate secretaries are working together to ensure that their company is well prepared for investor questions on ESG – whether they come from portfolio managers or governance teams.

    Speakers include:

    •Moderator: Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
    •David Burdziuk, director of IR, Suncor Energy
    •Marc Butler, director of thought leadership, Intelligize
    •Sally Curley, founder and CEO, Curley Global IR (CGIR)


    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary.

    Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn 1 professional development unit (PDU) per webinar. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at www.niri.org/certification.

    IR Magazine and Intelligize will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You can unsubscribe at any time via the emails you receive. IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Intelligize’s privacy policy: https://www.intelligize.com/privacy-policy/
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Small-cap IR: Q&A with the Investment Community
    IR Magazine Webinar – Small-cap IR: Q&A with the Investment Community
    IR Magazine Recorded: Apr 12 2018 59 mins
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    10.30 am BST / 11.30 am CET
    Duration: 60 minutes

    As Mifid II exacerbates the pressure on small and micro-cap firms to be noticed by investors and analysts, join us on this timely Q&A session with the investment community on what makes for effective IR and how this shifting landscape makes it important for IROs to be prepared to meet these changes.

    On this webinar, we will discuss in depth what the buy side likes (and what it doesn’t):
    • Investment trends: Top questions from investors for small and micro-cap issuers
    • What makes for effective IR at a time like this? Where can IR add value?
    • Role of research in a post-Mifid II world – how can smaller firms ensure coverage?
    • How does IR balance what the buy side wants with what the sell side wants?
    • Making small companies attractive to institutions: Targeting tips – which events work best?
    • Compliance no-nos: What not to do, what puts investors off and transparency
    • Critical decisions and inflection points: Making key decisions that will impact investments and business value
    • Q&A with the audience

    Speakers include:
    Mike Allen, head of research, Zeus Capital
    Philip Best, chief investment officer and fund manager, Quaero Capital
    John Mann, executive director and head of communications, Highland Gold Mining
    Gervais Williams, senior executive director, Miton Group

    The discussion will be followed by a short awards ceremony to recognize those leading the way in IR excellence at small-cap companies.

    IR Magazine will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy
  • IR Magazine Webinar – How IR can best deliver the ‘S’ in ESG
    IR Magazine Webinar – How IR can best deliver the ‘S’ in ESG
    IR Magazine and Bloomberg Recorded: Mar 27 2018 47 mins
    The last year has seen considerable attention focused on the growing demands from institutional investors for companies to make new ESG-based disclosures. Amid the focus on environmental and governance issues, there has been less discussion of social issues. But more investors are looking for disclosure in this area, and one of the key challenges for companies and their IR teams is deciding on and delivering the right data.

    In this webinar, a panel of industry specialists will examine what investors want to know, and how IR practitioners can ensure their company is telling the right story in the most effective way.

    Speakers will address

    • How well are companies delivering the information investors seek – and what can they do to improve their performance?
    • Faced with a range of indices and requests for different types of data, how can IR teams decide where to focus their efforts?
    • How can you turn the qualitative nature of many social issues into numbers?
    • How can IR teams best leverage their ‘E’ and ‘G’ efforts in the ‘S’ space?

    • John Cummings, senior vice president of investor relations, Salesforce
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, IR Magazine
    • Lee O’Dwyer, team leader for West Coast regional sales, Bloomberg
    • Brian Rice, portfolio manager, CalSTRS

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy
  • IR Magazine Webinar ‒ AI: Opportunities and best practices for IR teams
    IR Magazine Webinar ‒ AI: Opportunities and best practices for IR teams
    IR Magazine and Q4 Recorded: Mar 19 2018 38 mins
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    9.00 am PST / 12.00 pm EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to that of science fact. IR teams need to understand how best they can harness its potential – such as in surveillance and activism contexts – which tools are available to them and how best to use them to help with workflow and accuracy of data.

    Our panel of experts will provide actionable intelligence for IR practitioners on AI-related issues including:

    • Understanding the nature of AI and machine learning
    • What types of tools IR teams using in areas such as surveillance, and how they compare with previous resources
    • What benefit AI tools offer to IR professionals and how IROs can make best use of them
    • What are the potential future uses of AI and what tools would IROs like to see?

    Speakers include:

    • Bisser Alexandrov, investor relations manager, Solvay
    • Adam Frederick, senior vice president of intelligence, Q4
    • Gregg Lampf, vice president of investor relations, Ciena
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, IR Magazine
    • Kimberly Stewart, head of investor relations, Solvay

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Preparing your investors for revenue recognition
    IR Magazine Webinar – Preparing your investors for revenue recognition
    IR Magazine and Intelligize Recorded: Feb 26 2018 46 mins
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Many US companies are grappling with FASB’s changes to reporting revenue. These changes have a knock-on effect for the analysts who cover you as internal models need to be updated and revenue needs to be recalculated.

    At Microsoft, the IR and accounting teams recognized the risks of the revenue recognition changes early. By starting early, they were able to address investor and analyst concerns, provide dedicated resources around revenue recognition, and clearly inform their investors and analysts of what the changes meant for them. The teams were recently presented with the Pacesetters of the Year award for excellence in financial reporting. Join this webinar for practical tips on navigating this accounting change and how you, as IR professionals, can keep your investors updated.

    Speakers include:

    • Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
    • Kristin Chester, senior financial manager of investor relations, Microsoft
    • Stacy Harrington, director of corporate revenue assurance, Microsoft

    IR Magazine has partnered with Intelligize to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Intelligize will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Intelligize. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Intelligize's privacy policy: www.intelligize.com/privacy-policy

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