Investor Relations & Compliance

 

Compliance with statutory capital market regulations – one of the central tasks of investor relations – is becoming increasingly widespread. Whether the expansion and tightening of directors’ dealings, ad hoc publicity, insider lists, voting rights notifications, annual and semi-annual reports, corporate governance – the list of requirements is becoming longer and longer. The sanctions imposed by BaFin are becoming ever stricter. Courts impose penalties on issuers and company employees in the millions.

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Crisis Management & Communication throughout the Crisis

 

Crises naturally come suddenly and unexpectedly – so good preparation is all the more necessary in order to avert or minimise corporate losses! But what are typical IR triggers for a crisis?
Economic crises are primarily triggered by economic disfavor factors and negative events. Global economic crises take first place in a possible crisis ranking (28%). In the following, 17% of the crises are mainly caused by general business triggers.

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Shareholder Value & Investor Relations

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Shareholder value – a frequently discussed approach. What are the goals of the shareholder value approach? To put it simply: the consideration of the interests of the shareholders. The aim is to increase the value of equity. So a corporate policy based on shareholder value will try to increase the price of the shares.

Unfortunately, the price of shares can only be increased directly to a limited extent. The price of a share is subject to many factors. For example, the economy. Or even emotional factors.

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Corporate Access after MiFID II – and now?

 

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There has been much speculation in the run-up to MiFID II about the effects of this directive on listed companies. Among other things, fewer free roadshows and conferences (corporate access) and therefore less access to investors were forecast for companies. According to the statement, under MiFID II brokers can no longer offer these corporate access services for listed companies free of charge or can no longer do so to the same extent. Small and medium-sized companies in particular feared that this would restrict access to investors.

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