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Moving targets: company guidance

On June 23, the UK electorate delivered its closely contested verdict to leave the European Union, in what will surely go down as one of the most historic and monumental events the country has ever experienced. Whether this irrecoverable decision to exit will lead to a golden age of opportunity for Britain – now freed…

Shrinking sell-side research: should we be concerned?

  Cast your mind back to September 2008 and the implosion of the once mighty Lehman Brothers empire. Remember when Nomura swooped down on the smouldering remains to pick up the European and Asian operations for a relative song? This decisive and swift move was then widely feted as Nomura would be catapulted in an…

MiFID II Roundtable

CDR Investor Relations recently hosted a well-attended and lively roundtable lunch to discuss the likely implications of MiFID II for corporate issuers, fund managers and the sell-side; and how these parties should best be adapting to this changing environment. Guest speakers were from a variety of backgrounds and consisted of: Bobby Johal, Managing Consultant, Cordium…

CDR’s 7th Annual Investor Relations Survey reveals concerns about credibility of guidance, board remuneration, diversity and shareholder activism

In the seventh annual survey by international IR, financial and corporate communications consultancy Citigate Dewe Rogerson, a record 193 Investor Relations Officers (“IROs”) from companies across 20 countries in Europe highlight intensifying shareholder interest in governance issues, explain how they are responding to the evolving corporate access environment and offer their views on the quality…

Redefining the investment case

Sandra Novakov, Director in Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s IR practice, explains how companies are coping with communications challenges brought about by the new economic reality. Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s fifth annual IR Survey, published this week, summarises feedback from a record 165 IROs across Europe on topics such as key communications challenges for the year ahead, disclosure…

Aquila Capital hires Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Citigate Dewe Rogerson has been appointed as the retained UK public relations adviser to Aquila Capital, one of Europe’s leading alternative investment companies. CDR will work closely with Aquila’s managing director Stuart MacDonald and director of corporate communications Alexa Kurschinski to raise the firm’s profile among its key stakeholders, including institutional and private investors.