7th Annual Corporate Access Report

Last week, Ipreo published our 7th annual Corporate Access Report.

The Corporate Access Report is based on a survey of over 360 public company issuers from a diverse range of industries, market caps and regions. The survey measures issuers’ level of engagement with investors, management participation, activities and satisfaction with sell-side sponsors, and other practice area trends. (For the full announcement, go HERE.)

This year’s report is a little different, in that previous years’ reports focused primarily on year-over-year comparisons, and this year’s report shows analysis of trends over a five-year time series.

Select key findings include:

  • A downward drift in the number of one-on-one meetings and participation in investor conferences for both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers across most industries
  • An increase in investor relations officers taking the lead in investor events as management participation declines
  • A super-majority of issuers continue to use sell-side banks to organize corporate access events, but issuers satisfaction remains tepid, with only one in five respondents reporting high satisfaction
  • A majority of both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers either experiencing or anticipating a decline in the breadth in sell-side coverage of their companies as a result of MiFID II

The full report is available for download here: http://info.ipreo.com/2018-Corp-Access-Survey.html

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