Hong Kong – August 26, 2010 – Ipreo, a leading global provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to corporations and investment banks, and the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA), announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Ipreo will provide tools, content, and support for HKIRA’s IR community initiatives, with particular focus on its educational programming.
“Education – on the markets, on the investment community, on the vital function of IR in public companies – is extremely important to the growth and development of the field of Investor Relations in Hong Kong,” said Justin Reynolds, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific for Ipreo. “We are very pleased to be able to help HKIRA to drive that educational process.”
Ipreo’s Corporate offering includes a suite of market intelligence tools for Asian listed companies (Shareholder Identification, Surveillance, Shareholder Meeting Proxy Solicitation Services, Targeting, Perception and Corporate Governance Analytics), as well as workflow tools and buy-side investor data (BD Corporate, iPlanner, and buy-side communication tools). Ipreo is one of the fastest-growing IR service providers in the Greater China region, with over 70 new corporate issue clients coming to rely on Ipreo services so far in 2010 alone.
HKIRA’s activities include educational programming in the areas of investor relations and corporate communications, professional development support, publishing relevant industry information and research, acting as an advocate for members to regulatory bodies, and facilitating networking opportunities for investor relations professionals.
Ipreo will be contributing to HKIRA’s efforts in a variety of ways throughout the year, including active participation in HKIRA events and educational programming, data and analytical support of HKIRA’s initiatives, and the provision of services beneficial to HKIRA’s issuer members. The agreement is exclusive in nature, making Ipreo the only market intelligence provider to be working jointly with HKIRA in this capacity.
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. By combining state-of-the-art new issuance systems with the premier global financial and investor data, Ipreo enables our capital markets clients to execute deals more efficiently, maximizing time and resources. Our applications include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers the most accurate and comprehensive institutional contacts data and profiles in the industry. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes for the Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal, and Syndicated Loan markets. Ipreo is a KKR portfolio company with nearly 700 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world. For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.
About Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
HKIRA is a professional association comprising investor relations practitioners and corporate officers responsible for communications between corporate management and the investment community. HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, advances the best IR practices and meet the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession. For more information, please visit www.hkira.com
- For Ipreo
- Kate McKay
- Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications
- For HKIRA
- Eva Chan