Wells Fargo Banking on Stakeholder Relations Group

Posted by Angie Goertz on Jul 14, 2017 10:15:43 AM

As Wells Fargo’s fake account crisis played out, the wounded banking giant knew it needed to rebuild investors’ trust. To that end, it recently installed investor relations chief Jim Rowe at the helm of its new stakeholder relations group.

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Topics: Investor Relations, Investors, corporate communications

Activist Investor Can’t Stir Nestlé’s Strategy

Posted by Angie Goertz on Jun 26, 2017 4:24:26 PM

Despite calls for “radical change” at Nestlé from activist investor Daniel Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund, the company’s new chief executive, Mark Schneider, is standing firm with the company’s own vision for growth.

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Topics: Investor Relations, Shareholder Communication, Investors, Activist Investors, Shareholder Value

Asset Manager Wants Stronger Shareholder Rights

Posted by Angie Goertz on Jun 20, 2017 9:32:14 AM

The Financial Times reports that State Street Global Advisors, the third-largest asset manager in the world, has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to prevent companies from adopting the controversial voting structures that give founders more power than shareholders.

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Topics: Finance, Investor Relations, Shareholder Rights, Investors

A Whole New Ballgame?

Posted by Angie Goertz on Jun 16, 2017 2:04:15 PM

What a week it’s been for Whole Foods and its investors.

Earlier in the week, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blasted activist investor Jana Partners, calling them “greedy bastards” in a Texas Monthly interview. Among his claims, that Jana was using propaganda to destroy both his reputation and that of his company because of self-interest. 

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Topics: Finance, Investor Relations

Warming up the BMWi8 for NIRI….vroom vroom

Posted by Angie Goertz on Jun 1, 2017 9:12:35 PM

Issuer Direct is packing up and heading south to Orlando, Fla., for the NIRI Annual Conference, June 4-7.  Like this year’s theme, we also “Break the Mold.” We’re a different kind of company, offering a different kind of investor relations products to help drive change. Speaking of driving… 

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Topics: Investor Relations, Communications, Shareholder Communication, Events