As Mifid II exacerbates the pressure on small and micro-cap firms to be noticed by investors and analysts, listen to this recording of a 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 discussed what the buy side likes (and what it doesn’t):
The discussion was followed by a short awards ceremony to recognize those leading the way in IR excellence at small-cap companies. You can find more details on our Small Cap Awards here.
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Head of research
Mike is an experienced analyst, having worked at the likes of UBS Global Asset Management and Numis Securities, before becoming a founding Director in the Panmure Gordon Liverpool office. In this role, he was instrumental in attracting a number of key corporate clients to the firm. During his time at Panmure Mike was rated as a top three analyst in the business services sector in the Extel Survey (2010) and was also ranked third and second best stock picker in the Business & Consumer Services sector in 2011 and 2013 respectively as measured by Starmine.
Mike is currently Head of Research at Zeus Capital committed to providing the highest quality research across a wide range of industries.
Chief investment officer and fund manager
Philip Best co-founded Quaero Capital SA in 2005 and is a Partner, Fund Manager and Shareholder.
Philip started his career as a fund manager at Warburg Investment Management in 1983, managing the Mercury European Income Fund. In 1987, he joined Enskilda Securities as a broker specialising in European small cap companies. In 1994 he established and ran the Paris office of The Europe Company Limited, a specialist research-driven European small cap brokerage (purchased by Jefferies & Co in 2000).
Philip launched The Argonaut Fund in 2003 and in the 14 years since then the fund has achieved an annualized return over 14%. He is also a non-Executive Director of UK publicly listed investment fund Jupiter European Opportunities Trust, an investment company with assets of over GBP 630m.
Born in 1960, Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1982 and worked in London for six years before moving to Paris in 1988 and then to Geneva in 2003. He is bilingual in English and French.
Laurie Havelock is a journalist, writer and podcaster who has been working on financial titles for more than 5 years, dabbling with commercial property finance, responsible investment and investor relations as his main areas of focus. Outside of that he also writes about music, with a predilection for independent and emerging artists, has worked on a number of comedy projects, including a podcast he makes with musical comedian Paddy Gervers called Podshambles, and hosts a weekly show on Shoreditch Radio. Laurie has been published in the Independent, the Guardian and Q Magazine.
Executive director and head of communications
Highland Gold Mining
John Mann studied political science at Harvard University and has worked in the fields of public relations, public affairs, and investor relations since 1995. Mr Mann consulted some of the world’s largest natural resources, energy, and consumer products corporations before joining Russian listed oil major Sibneft in 2002 as Head of International Public Relations. From 2006, he has served as Head of Public Relations for Millhouse LLC, joining Highland as Head of Communications in autumn 2014. He joined the Highland Gold Board of Directors in April 2015.
Senior executive director
Gervais manages the LF Miton UK Multi cap Income Fund and the LF Miton UK Smaller Companies Fund, alongside the Diverse Income Trust PLC and the Miton UK Micro Cap Trust PLC. He is also Senior Executive Director of Miton Group PLC, an independent fund management group listed on the AIM exchange.
Gervais has been an equity portfolio manager since 1985, and includes a 17 year period with Gartmore Group Ltd, prior to joining Miton in 2011. He was named Investor of the Year, awarded by Grant Thornton at their Quoted Company Awards in both 2009 and 2010, is a member of the AIM Advisory Council for the London Stock Exchange and is the Chairman of the Board of Quoted Companies Alliance.
During 2017 he was part of the panel advising the Chancellor regarding the Patient Capital Review, where the recommendations were adopted in the recent Budget. He regularly comments on market trends on the Radio 4 Today program, and is the author of three published books, Slow Finance, The Future is SMALL, and The Retreat of Globalisation.
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At NEX Exchange our goal is straightforward: to help businesses attract new capital and put investors in touch with investment opportunities. We support our companies in a number of ways, making it as simple and economic as possible to join the market as well as providing promotional support to our issuers.
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Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/
Since 12 years now the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/ has been actively working to unite the interests and improve the qualification of local Investor Relations Directors – members of the organization, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and introduce high standards for presentation of the Bulgarian public companies to investors in the country and abroad.
We unite more than 110 Investor Relations Directors of public companies and other issuers of securities, and in 2016 we opened the doors of ABIRD for all colleagues who disclose information in accordance with the Bulgarian and European legislation, and communicate with institutions such as the Financial Supervision Commission, BSE – Sofia and the Central Depository.
ABIRD is an active participant in the Bulgarian capital market, a basic corrective in terms of amendments to the regulation and implementation of the European legislation. Our activities are focused on enhancing the professional qualification of Investor Relations Directors and all of the other officials engaged with investor communication and communication with the institutions on the capital market with the purpose to improve the best disclosure and transparency practices in the activities of public companies and other issuers of securities. We actively cooperate with all institutions and participants in the Bulgarian capital market.
The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors is a collective member the National Corporate Governance Commission, the Capital Market Development Council in Bulgaria, the Corporate Social Responsibility Council to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. Together with our national partners we strive to make Bulgaria a more attractive place for investments.
Contacts: +359 2 9882413 and [email protected]
The Danish Investor Relations Society (DIRF) was established by investor relations officers, financial and communications executives in a few Danish companies in 1988. The objective was and still is to promote communication between listed companies and their investors thereby increasing investor interest in Danish shares and company bonds.
DIRF represents some 270 members from approximately 100 companies. Members are primarily listed companies, and the member base represents about 95 per cent of the Danish market cap. However, also not-listed companies, organisations, service providers and consultants working with financial communications are represented, cf. DIRF members list.
The DIRF network seeks to meet its objectives by arranging members’ meetings and conferences dealing with current IR-topics, sessions with academics researching in IR-related areas, trends and new ways of performing the IR-profession, new media developments, new evaluation methods, and once a year the Copenhagen Stock Exchange hosts a network meeting etc. Members’ meetings normally take place 5-6 times a year.
For more information, please visit www.dirf.dk.
Small Cap UK is the home for events in the UK Small cap and Micro cap community focusing on companies quoted on Nex Exchange and AIM with a sub £100m market cap. The network was established in 2011 and runs regular events for the community to provide thought leadership and exchange on issues and trends in the Small and Micro-cap segment, a segment that underpins the UK economy for growth and employment and is often undervalued in terms of its contribution.
To apply to join the network and become a member, please visit www.smallcapnetworks.co.uk
We offered companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for the below categories. Click on the category names to view the winners and nominees.
WINNER: Nanoco Group
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
WINNER: Petra Diamonds
Primary Health Properties
The Vitec Group
Further information about the judges can be found here.
Senior investment manager, Aberdeen Asset Management
Defined benefit and investment policy lead, PLSA
Senior reporter, IR Magazine
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