RD:IR expands further in the Norwegian market

Leading global investor relations consultancy, Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR), is delighted to announce the acquisition of two more clients in the Norwegian market.

RD:IR has entered into contracts with two leading Norwegian companies, Storebrand and Nordic Semiconductor, to provide these companies with Nominee ID and CRM (Contact Relationship Management) services via its proprietary online platform, IR InTouch.  RD:IR is proud to strengthen its presence in Norway through this cooperation.

RD:IR is already widely recognised for the excellence of its proprietary investor relations online platform, which combines rigorous share register analysis, powerful targeting, in-depth profiling and tailored investor relations contact relationship management, to help companies manage their  stakeholders with one application.

RD:IR

RD:IR is an independent global investor relations consultancy, which provides a wide range of IR-related analysis, research and advisory services to over 630 UK and international companies and their advisors. Established in 2002, RD:IR is a leading international firm in the IR field.

Storebrand

The Storebrand Group is a leading player in the Nordic market for long-term savings and insurance. The company operates services for a total of 1.8 million customers in Norway and Sweden.

Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor (NOD) is a market leader in short-range wireless technology with ultralow power consumption.

RD:IR introduces new Investor Access department

PRESS RELEASE

Leading global investor relations consultancy, Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR), is delighted to announce the creation of its new Investor Access department. Seasoned IR professional, Jenni Herbert, has joined RD:IR to lead the department in the newly formed position of Head of Access. Jenni brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in the financial markets for over twenty years, most recently with investment banking house, Liberum, where she built up its corporate access function. 

With increasing regulatory pressures being placed on investment banks by the FCA, the traditional model of corporate access is undergoing considerable changes, and RD:IR has identified an increasing opportunity to help companies manage their relationships with stakeholders and potential investors in a way that complements the services provided by their advisors.

RD:IR is already widely recognised for the excellence of its shareholder analysis and targeting campaigns and the company is planning to use its proprietary data to give an added layer of insight and advice to clients, in order to help them engage with, and manage their shareholders and targets in a cost and time effective way. Furthermore, the focus that the team are putting into winning pan-European business also translates into opportunities to introduce investors to clients outside the UK.

Asked to comment on her new role, Jenni said, “I am delighted to have joined the team at RD:IR. I have worked in the City with companies in a variety of advisory roles during the past ten years and hope to bring this experience to bear in a new and holistic offering at RD:IR, helping its existing clients and attracting future opportunities.”

For further information regarding RD:IR’s investor access services please contact Jenni Herbert on +44 20 7492 0540 or jenni.herbert@rdir.com. 

 

 

RD:IR announces major new contract wins in FTSE 100 & FTSE 250

PRESS RELEASE

Richard Davies Investor Relations (“RD:IR”) is thrilled to announce new contract wins within the FTSE 100, as BT Group plc and Marks and Spencer Group plc join its growing list of blue-chip clients.

RD:IR is also delighted to welcome FTSE 250 constituents, AA plc, Ophir Energy plc and Tullow Oil plc to its mid-cap stable. RD:IR acts for one-third of this Index.

RD:IR is pleased to act for over 630 public company clients in the UK and internationally, across a range of sectors and market capitalisations.

New FTSE 100 clients

BT Group plc, one of the world’s leading fixed line telecommunications groups, and international multi-channel retailer, Marks and Spencer Group plc, have both taken RD:IR’s integrated IR InTouch service, combining rigorous share register analysis, powerful targeting, in-depth profiling and tailored investor relations contact relationship management in one online platform.

New FTSE 250 clients

Roadside assistance provider, AA plc, and oil and gas, exploration and production companies, Ophir Energy plc and Tullow Oil plc, have all chosen to employ RD:IR’s proprietary IR InTouch platform to assist and manage their investor relations activity.

Richard Davies, Managing Director of RD:IR, said, “We are very pleased to make more client gains within the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. We welcome all our new clients, large and small, and look forward to working with the investor relations teams of these businesses in the coming months and years.

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

 

Richard Davies, Managing Director

+44 20 7492 0501 or Richard.Davies@rdir.com

 

Sarah Blackshaw, Head of Marketing

+44 20 7492 0533 or Sarah.Blackshaw@rdir.com

RD:IR expands into Southern & Eastern Europe

Press Release:

Leading global investor relations consultancy, Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR), is delighted to announce that Anthony Rochman has joined the team to the newly created position of Head of Sales (Southern & Eastern Europe). Anthony brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in the financial markets, beginning as a stockbroker sales trader and more recently with a global financial data provider, selling technology to investment banks and broking houses.

A fluent multi-linguist, Anthony has forged strong business relationships with a range of European clients over his career and is looking forward to introducing RD:IR’s bespoke IR-related analysis, research and advisory services to businesses across Southern and Eastern Europe.

Anthony’s appointment is part of a wider strategy by RD:IR to position itself as a global leader within IR consultancy and IR services.

Richard Davies, Managing Director of RD:IR, said, “I am thrilled that Anthony has joined us. This is a particularly exciting time in the company’s development as we expand into international markets. Anthony has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the capital markets which we look forward to applying to our client’s needs.

Anthony’s role in evolving the company strategy and raising awareness of RD:IR’s products and services in Europe will be invaluable.”

Asked to comment on his new role, Anthony said, “The role is a natural progression in terms of my career path and I am very excited to develop existing and new relationships on behalf of RD:IR with issuers across Europe.”

To speak to Anthony regarding RD:IR’s IR related services for the European market, please contact him on Anthony.Rochman@rdir.com or +44 20 7492 0553 / +44 77 6927 9296

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For further information please contact:

Richard Davies, Managing Director
+44 20 7492 0501 or Richard.Davies@rdir.com

Sarah Blackshaw, Head of Marketing
+44 20 7492 0533 or Sarah.Blackshaw@rdir.com

PRESS RELEASE – RD:IR ANNOUNCES A BRAND REFRESH & APPOINTMENT OF NEW INDUSTRY HEAVYWEIGHTS TO ITS ADVISORY BOARD

The branding identity of leading global IR consultancy, Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR), today receives an update with a modern graphical edge and its proprietary web-based investor relations platform, IR InTouch, launches three new exciting features.

RD:IR also refreshes its Advisory Board with the arrival of two new board members, business heavyweights Peter Montagnon and Dr Lance Moir, and the elevation to Advisory Board Chairman of senior IR figure, Michael Mitchell,  who takes over from Raghnall Craighead, now retired.

 

RD:IR ANNOUNCES BRAND REFRESH

The investor relations environment is changing rapidly and RD:IR is adapting and refreshing its business in order to help clients navigate the evolving landscape. With the help of design agencies, Studio Hansa and Red Tank, RD:IR has revitalised its corporate logo and IR InTouch platform logo, created unified, bold mathematical symbol-based iconography for its business documentation and online presence. RD:IR has also renamed and redefined its business activities into three core areas: INFORM, CONSULT and ACT, reflecting the company’s greater emphasis on higher value services.

“Our new brand identity speaks to our goals of transparency, insight and effective communication”, commented Managing Director, Richard Davies.

 

NEW FEATURES ADDED TO IR INTOUCH

IR InTouch logo web

RD:IR’s proprietary web-based Investor Relations platform, IR InTouch, launches today with a new contemporary design, in line with the company’s new brand identify. The platform will feature three new functions designed to provide clients with greater insight to better manage their IR strategies. These include:

  • Governance & Responsible Investment Briefing Notes for corporate governance roadshows.
  • The ability to analyse roadshow meeting success in terms of roadshow provider
  • IR Advisor, an interactive forum, where IR teams can share tips on the practicalities of roadshows, including the hottest tips for cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels near investor offices.

 

RD:IR’S ADVISORY BOARD GROWS FURTHER IN STRENGTH

RD:IR is delighted to announce that Michael Mitchell, formerly General Manager of the UK Investor Relations Society, is taking over from Raghnall Craighead as Chairman of the RD:IR Advisory Board.

Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and joined the Burton Group in 1982 as Internal Audit Manager, moving into divisional financial management in 1984. In 1986 he set up a new Investor Relations Department and worked as Investor Relations Manager until 1990. In 1990 he became Director of Investor Relations at Signet Group before moving to FirstGroup plc as Director of Corporate Communications in 1998, where he worked on the renewal of the Groups railway franchises. Michael joined the Board of The Investor Relations Society in early 2005 and held the position of General Manager from January 2007 until his retirement in December 2012.

Two senior capital market practitioners also now join RD:IR’s Advisory Board:

Peter Montagnon is Associate Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management and member of the board of the Hawkamah Institute, Dubai. He previously held senior positions at the Financial Reporting Council, the Association of British Insurers and, as a journalist, at the Financial Times. He is a past chair of the ICGN, a past member of the European Corporate Governance Forum, and currently also serves on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Dr Lance Moir has over thirty years’ senior business experience. He has been CFO of WIN plc and of First Choice Holidays plc and was Director of Corporate Finance at Bass plc and Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Storehouse plc. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee of Henderson Global Trust plc, Chairman of Thompson Dunn Ltd and a non-executive director of Bath & West Enterprises and of ADAD. He is also a visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management. He has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Richard Davies, Managing Director of RD:IR commented, “I am thrilled to have such expertise in our ranks. Having Peter and Lance on board, alongside existing Board member, Siobhan Turner and new Chairman, Mike Mitchell,  gives RD:IR even greater authority in the IR and governance arenas and we will benefit hugely from their strategic insights, built up over many years, operating in business at the highest level”