Ipreo recently released its 2016 Corporate Access Survey.
The 6th annual survey took feedback from close to 350 issuers around the world to measure corporate issuers’ activity levels, management participation, sell-side sponsor strengths and weaknesses and overall satisfaction with the corporate access experience.
The full report can be found here and key findings of the survey are below.
- The overall number of one-on-one meetings decreased for both U.S. and non-U.S. companies across all market-cap groups.
- Participation by companies in investor conferences organized by the sell side was down across the board. For large caps, there was no bounce off last year’s decline (and even a small but likely not statistically significant decline). Last year’s slip in conference participation by mid-cap companies snowballed, while small-cap companies reversed last year’s bump with participation moving down to 2013 levels.
- Large-cap companies reported an increase in non-deal roadshow activity, while activity by mid and small caps held steady.
- Management participation in investor events declined broadly and significantly (corollary: reliance on IROs to lead investor events increased broadly and significantly.
Just under one-third of respondents report participating in virtual events, split evenly between those arranged by corporate access and meetings arranged by issuers.
Follow the link for the full study, which includes all of the results from Ipreo’s 2016 Corporate Access Survey.