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The Divestment Movement: Where do Investors Stand?

WHITE PAPER

Discover where investors stand on climate change and the divestment movement by downloading our White Paper at the bottom of this post. You can also discover how RD:IR can overlay your ownership information on our proprietary investor relations platform, IR InTouch, with insight into the ESG principles of your investors.

  • The divestment movement has gathered considerable traction over the past year and it is forcing investors to evaluate their position on fossil fuel investments. 
  • As world leaders prepare to meet in Paris in December this year for the annual UN Climate Change Conference COP 21, stakeholders hope that a global carbon pricing system will result to guide policy and planning for carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
  • The role of investors is evolving; many see both a moral case and a superior investment case for companies with sustainable business plans involving less carbon extraction and less carbon consumption.
  • Investors are looking to understand their carbon exposure and develop strategies to reduce, offset and hedge against risk without relinquishing engagement opportunities.
  • Companies must be aware of shareholder sentiment, initiatives and research, as well as possible regulatory changes, in order to communicate effectively with investors.

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The Divestment Movement – Where do Investors Stand – RDIR

Corporate access: impact of new FCA regulation on quoted companies

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With a reduction in the income stream deriving from corporate access fees, small- and mid-cap companies become less attractive for many brokers as the importance of capitalisation-related trading commissions becomes greater. The new FCA regulation will exacerbate the fact that it is already more challenging for smaller companies to attract investors’ attention. We believe that companies of all sizes should consider this regulatory change as an opportunity to take more control over their engagement with investors. Free non-deal roadshows are not necessarily optimal as they can end up costing thousands of pounds in misallocated senior management time. This paper provides quoted companies suggestions to minimise the negative impact of the changing dynamics of the corporate access market.

 

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Corporate access_ the impact of new FCA regulation on quoted companies