Virtual AGMs in 2020

07-Oct-2020 by Rachel Sakurai
Virtual AGMs

This year has been filled with uncertainty for many organisations, especially when it comes to AGMs. Companies with a reporting deadline of December 31 bore the brunt of the COVID-induced uncertainty earlier this year, during the off-peak AGM season in April and May. But, many companies adapted, successfully taking the virtual “leap” into unknown territory.

Out of the 4500 meetings Computershare has already conducted across the globe this year, over 1300 have been fully virtual. At the same time in 2019, the number of virtual meetings was only in the low hundreds.

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Launch of the SSX Academy Training Program

03-Jun-2020 by Antony Tolfts
SSX Academy

The SSX is a Tier One licensed stock exchange in Australia that provides a fresh, flexible alternative for companies seeking opportunities for growth only listings can bring.

The SSX is passionate about furthering financial market education and continues to be an advocate for lifelong learning for every member of staff. As a group, our teams continuously develop their thinking through formal education and professional memberships.

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How the new CHESS Replacement System will impact listed companies and their investors

24-Aug-2018 by Antony Tolfts

In today’s IRMatters post, Antony Tolfts, listings director at Sydney Stock Exchange Limited, shares his thoughts on the CHESS replacement system's potential effect on your company as well as your investors.

There has been a great deal of anticipation around the CHESS replacement system, to date the focus has been on the technical makeup of the replacement system, but how do we think listed companies and their investors will be impacted by the change?

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Investment opportunities in the mining industry

22-Aug-2017 by Roger Leaning

Are you eyeing a potential investment in a mining company? Some experts say risks are high but the gains can be sizable. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the industry’s nature and related risks before jumping in.

When giving investment advice to clients, Morgans weighs a mining company’s people and structure, opportunity and investment proposition. Never underestimate the power of a well-made decision. Read on to learn more about the three main aspects for consideration.

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Junior companies in space race

15-Mar-2017 by David Coe

Most of the 2,000 or so companies on the Australian Securities Exchange shout into an empty room when they release their announcements.

Only the biggest 200 get much press or broker coverage. This is because both the business press and stockbrokers cover only companies with the most shares, the most customers, the most employees and the biggest effect on the economy. Talk to the directors of small companies and they will tell you it has never been harder to get publicity in newspapers and junior companies must compete for the shrinking space. They are in a space race.

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Supporting staff with shareholdings

15-Jan-2016 by Patricia Doyle

In today’s IRMatters post, Patricia Doyle, Private Client Advisor with Morgans Financial covers four important points that companies and employees should consider when entering into employee share schemes.

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Being social is important, especially in a crisis.

08-Dec-2015 by Kirsty Danby

In today’s IRMatters post, Director of Platform Communications, Kirsty Danby explores the role of social media in crisis management situations and provides some excellent, practical guidelines for communications practitioners.

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Delivering value through a well considered IP strategy

21-Sep-2015 by Tony Shaw

In this post, intellectual property expert, Tony Shaw, Patent Attorney with Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys discusses where investors should look for value when assessing tech, biotech and lifescience stocks, and provides tips for companies on how to manage a successful IP strategy.

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Making your AGM webcast count – six tips from Boardroom.Media

22-Jun-2015 by Will Canty

In today’s post, Will Canty, Director of Boardroom.Media discusses the use of webcasting at AGMs. Which companies need AGM webcasting? What would trigger the decision to webcast? And what is best practice? Also included below is a new offer that IRM clients can access – special discounts when corporate video is combined with AGM webcasting.

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Chasing the greenback: how to attract US investors

11-Jun-2015 by Kyahn Williamson

At IRM, we’re privileged to complement the work of some of the best investor and public relations practitioners in the business.

Today’s post, Chasing the greenback: how to attract US investors was written by Kyahn Williamson, who Heads Investor Communication at Buchan Consulting, a consultancy that IRM works with often.
Here Kyahn explores the thoughts and opinions of several respected US investors and highlights the paths that a number of our ASX listed companies have ventured down when attracting interest from US investors.

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