Investor communications insights for brokers, issuers and funds

Demystifying the De-SPACing Process

Transactions utilizing special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are more popular than ever. In the first four months of this year, SPACs, also referred to as blank check companies, accounted for...
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Strengthening Shareholder Relationships through the Rise in ESG Proposals

Proxy ballot shareholder proposals may be non-binding, but the 2021 proxy season set record highs in investors voting for a series of environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder proposals.
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Attention Corporate Governance and IR Professionals: 10 Actions to Improve Shareholder Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic will eventually come to an end, but some of the changes that it has brought about will endure for years to come. Corporate governance and investor relations (IR) professionals are...
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SEC Grants Rule Change that Prohibits Certain Reimbursements from Issuers to NYSE Member Organizations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on August 13, 2021, that it has approved Rule 451A, which in certain circumstances prohibits brokers that are members of the New York Stock Exchange...
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Transparency to Drive Change

The necessity for transparency stretches from individuals to institutions, as the pandemic increased pressure on companies to open up to stakeholders such as investors, customers and employees, explains a...
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Data-driven Regulation Yields Better Results

Think back to the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts many of us made to wash our groceries to combat the spread of the virus. At the time, the data suggested that surfaces were the...
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