The Ticker Podcast

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Podcasts and audio content from IR Magazine, the voice of global investor relations since 1988

Episodes

  • The new meaning of ‘shareholder meeting’: Ticker 123

    The new meaning of ‘shareholder meeting’: Ticker 123

    23/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Cathy Conlon, vice president and head of corporate issuer product and strategy with Broadridge’s investor communications solutions division, about the lessons learned from last year’s virtual meeting crash course and what must be done to maintain momentum.

  • Why a little (ESG) regulation can be a good thing: Ticker 122

    Why a little (ESG) regulation can be a good thing: Ticker 122

    23/02/2021 Duration: 26min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Joe Vicari, practice lead for ESG at Broadridge Financial Solutions, on how disclosure will at least attract greater scrutiny – and potentially even regulatory mandate – under US President Joe Biden’s government, where companies go wrong on ESG and why they should be casting a wider net when it comes to thinking like an investor

  • The implications for IR as ESG goes mainstream: Ticker 121

    The implications for IR as ESG goes mainstream: Ticker 121

    20/01/2021 Duration: 35min

    IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks to Patrick Mitchell, managing partner at market intelligence firm Investor Update, about the rapidly growing focus on ESG among investors, and the implications for companies, IR teams and access to capital.

  • How investors are driving the focus on ESG issues: Ticker 120

    How investors are driving the focus on ESG issues: Ticker 120

    16/12/2020 Duration: 21min

    IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks to Brian Matt, director and head of ESG for the Americas at IHS Markit, about new research on how Covid-19 has accelerated the focus of companies and their stakeholders on ESG In this podcast, you’ll hear about: – How capital markets are set to drive a sustainable recovery – The growing importance of stakeholder capitalism – How smaller asset managers are increasingly integrating ESG issues – The potential impact of a Biden presidency on ESG disclosure in the US

  • The golden age of video IR: Ticker 119

    The golden age of video IR: Ticker 119

    20/08/2020 Duration: 19min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Wayne Baker, faculty director at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An expert on a lot of things, including what makes social networks work, Baker has put together a list of practical recommendations that you can put to use to design, manage and run the sort of virtual meetings that make people really relate.

  • Battling uncertainty in the cannabis sector: Ticker 118

    Battling uncertainty in the cannabis sector: Ticker 118

    27/07/2020 Duration: 20min

    IR Magazine talks to Jeffrey Goldberger, managing partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, about investor communications in the cannabis sector. Goldberger is bullish on pot. But, he warns, in today’s uncertain world, transparency trades at a premium. And in an industry struggling with so many fundamental — even existential — questions, that makes IR more relevant than ever.

  • The importance of debt IR: Ticker 117

    The importance of debt IR: Ticker 117

    02/07/2020 Duration: 26min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Robert Winters, senior managing director at Alpha IR Group, about communicating with debt investors. Winters says companies often only engage with debt holders when they need to and, as a result, this important investor group can feel ignored. He explains how companies can embed debt IR within the finance function and ways to stay on top of debt-investor sentiment.

  • Why Spacs need an ‘aggressive’ IR strategy: Ticker 116

    Why Spacs need an ‘aggressive’ IR strategy: Ticker 116

    11/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Phil Denning, a partner at ICR, about the growth of special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs), which last year recorded 59 IPOs in the US. They discuss how regulatory changes led to a booming Spac market and why companies require an ‘aggressive’ approach to IR as they transition out of the Spac structure.

  • How companies should prepare for disinformation attacks: Ticker 115

    How companies should prepare for disinformation attacks: Ticker 115

    27/04/2020 Duration: 31min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Antonio Ortolani, a media analytics and measurement consultant at Brunswick Group, about the threat to companies from disinformation attacks, including so-called deep-fake videos, and how they can protect themselves.

  • Ticker 114: Impax’s Julie Gorte on incentivizing corporate boards to take climate risk seriously

    Ticker 114: Impax’s Julie Gorte on incentivizing corporate boards to take climate risk seriously

    09/04/2020 Duration: 57min

    Jeff Cossette talks with Julie Gorte, senior vice president for sustainable investing at Impax Asset Management and Pax World Funds, about how she engages with corporate boards over climate risk.

  • Ticker 113: How IR teams should manage short-sellers

    Ticker 113: How IR teams should manage short-sellers

    17/03/2020 Duration: 46min

    IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Laura Kiernan, founder and CEO of High Touch IR, an IR consultancy, about how short-selling works and how IR teams should respond to it.

  • Ticker 112: How to get IPOs right in 2020

    Ticker 112: How to get IPOs right in 2020

    02/03/2020 Duration: 32min

    'Investors want to see a pathway to profitability.' IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks with Patricia Graue, director at Brunswick, about the state of the IPO market in 2020 and what companies need to do to achieve investor backing for a public listing.

  • The coming wave of climate reporting: Ticker 111

    The coming wave of climate reporting: Ticker 111

    14/02/2020 Duration: 17min

    'Progress has been slow. Steady, but slow.' IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Richard Mahony, senior director at Gargiulo + Partners, about the state of climate disclosure among US companies and the growing influence of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD).

  • The impact of AI on the boardroom: Ticker 110

    The impact of AI on the boardroom: Ticker 110

    06/02/2020 Duration: 39min

    'Will artificial intelligence replace corporate directors?' IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette speaks with board director John Hotta and Broadridge's Michael Tae about the impact AI is expected to have on directors and their responsibilities.

  • The confluence of passive investing, ESG and activism: Ticker 109

    The confluence of passive investing, ESG and activism: Ticker 109

    05/11/2019 Duration: 17min

    This episode of The Ticker podcast comes to you from the Citadel Securities trading post on the floor of the NYSE.  IR departments need to go into listening mode when they engage with investors over ESG issues, says Alexandra Higgins, managing director at Okapi Partners, the proxy solicitation and investor response firm.

  • Changing norms – The evolution of the Carbon Disclosure Project: Ticker 108

    Changing norms – The evolution of the Carbon Disclosure Project: Ticker 108

    28/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette interviews Paul Simpson, the founder of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which has campaigned for better climate-related disclosure since its launch in 2000.

  • Why branding is more important than ever in investor relations: Ticker 107

    Why branding is more important than ever in investor relations: Ticker 107

    07/10/2019 Duration: 21min

    ‘The IR conversation is now bigger than just the numbers.’ With a purpose beyond profits, IR teams have the chance to create a truly memorable value creation story, says Louis Sciullo, executive director, head of financial services in North America at branding specialist Landor.

  • The integration of ESG and passive – and the ‘third wave’: Ticker 106

    The integration of ESG and passive – and the ‘third wave’: Ticker 106

    07/08/2019 Duration: 39min

    Former Blackrock managing director Chad Spitler was one of the first people to recognize the natural affinity between ESG and passive investing, leading the move to integrate ESG factors throughout Blackrock’s investment process. Now he says the next step in the field may be back to a sort of active management. A new kind of fund. For a new kind of investor.

  • How to make your reporting relevant: Ticker 105

    How to make your reporting relevant: Ticker 105

    19/07/2019 Duration: 50min

    This episode of The Ticker podcast comes to you from the Citadel Securities trading post on the floor of the NYSE. Companies don’t make money the way they once did. Intangible assets like patents, brands and R&D drive value. Yet you wouldn’t know it reading a standard financial report – which hardly anyone does anymore anyway. The average publicly traded firm has its annual report downloaded from Edgar 28.9 times in the five days followings its filing. Here, iconoclast accountant Baruch Lev reconstructs the balance sheet – and offers tips on how to systematically share with investors the sort of information they really want (hint: think ‘strategic assets’).

  • ESG – coming in from the fringe with BNP Paribas: Ticker 104

    ESG – coming in from the fringe with BNP Paribas: Ticker 104

    24/06/2019 Duration: 53min

    If you missed the news, ESG investment is becoming increasingly important for investors. This episode of The Ticker podcast features sustainable investment veteran Adam Kanzer, head of stewardship for the Americas region at BNP Paribas Asset Management. In this wide-ranging conversation with host Jeff Cossette, Kanzer talks about why the fringe has gone mainstream, why our disclosure regime needs a rethink, the unique power of investment managers – as fiduciaries – to prompt institutional change, and what people in his line of work want from IROs.

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