IR Communications Following Brexit

It’s safe to say that Brexit is a fairly popular topic among the financial community these days.

Ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the financial world has been waiting to see how the shocking move will affect the global economy. We’ve discussed it a few times ourselves, first reviewing short-selling activity in the direct aftermath of the vote, and more recently taking a broader look at the buy-side’s reaction to the situation.

Last month, as part of our ongoing efforts to stay abreast of the interests and opinions of our colleagues within the industry, we asked select buy-side analysts and portfolio managers about the role of investor relations during events like Brexit. Specifically, we wondered if they expect IR to communicate more when it comes to the ramifications of major macro events like this one.

“What role should IR play as it relates to communicating the business implications associated with Brexit?”

Opinions were mixed, with some buy siders expressing the belief that IR doesn’t need to do anything specific, while others felt that IR should be proactive and provide as much information as possible.

Find out what they all had to say in Ipreo’s latest Hot Topic: IR Communications Following a Major Macro Event: Brexit