SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS DIRECTIVE II

Ahead of the Shareholder Rights Directive II coming into law in H2 2019, we have produced a factsheet to cover the key points and keep clients and market professionals alike up to speed.

You can read our factsheet by clicking here.

WHITE PAPER PUBLICATION

We are proud to publish our latest white paper, written by Mark Robinson.

In the paper, Mark looks at the level of stock lending in UK PLC and how this has been rising over the past few years. It is now more important than ever for IR teams to communicate effectively with their shareholders and the wider market as a whole.

Read the white paper here.

RD:IR GROWS A MO

Resident Mo Bros and employees Jack Millward and Tom O’Grady spent their November grooming their top lips to raise money for the Movember Foundation. It was like the 80s had returned to London for a whole month, and all for a great cause.

The Movember Foundation work to fight men’s health issues, primarily prostate cancer, testicular cancer, depression and suicide. Having dubbed November ‘Movember’ back in 2003, the Foundation encourages thousands of men worldwide every year to don the all-but-lost ‘tache. We are proud to have taken part in this great cause, and not for the first time.

If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

For more information on the Movember Foundation, please click here.

BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

RD:IR was front-and-centre among the 500 or so guests at the Best Practice Awards again this year, being a Gold Sponsor of the IR Society. This year’s event was held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms and was indeed grand, as the name suggests. This annual do, now in its 18th year, is always the most anticipated in the investor relations calendar, leading to attendees dressing in their finest to be entertained and socialise the night away.

We send our warmest congratulations to all winners on the night, and are especially proud to work with RDI REIT, which was named for having the best overall communication of company investment proposition, and Fidelity International, recognised for having the best investor engagement. Both companies were rightly acknowledged to have a strong IR strategy due to their commitment to their investors and the markets.

The Best Practice Awards are an important marker of the seriousness with which the IR Society takes best practice and good governance, issues which we at RD:IR view as vital for healthy capital markets. It is right to recognise those people and companies leading the field with their approaches to investor relations, and long may it continue. Thank you to everyone who contributed to such a fantastic evening, not least the hard-working team at the IR Society.

Fidelity International picking up their award for best investor engagement (L-R: Miles Jupp, Patricia LeFranc and David Enticknap)

RDI REIT picking up their award for FTSE 250 company with the best overall communication of company investment proposition (L-R: Debbie Nathan, Tish Crawford-Jones, Janine Ackerman and Miles Jupp)

British Land picking up their award for FTSE 100 company with the best overall communication of company investment proposition (L-R: Miles Jupp, David Walker, Joanna Waddingham and Alison Owers)

EasyJet picking up their award for best overall company IR (L-R: Richard Davies, Stuart Morgan and Miles Jupp)

BAKE SALE FOR ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY

Yesterday saw the second bake sale of the year, again in aid of Alzheimer’s Society and their fantastic work in researching all forms of dementia.

We had even more baked goods brought in than last time, ranging from a traditional Victoria sponge through to French macaroons and an incredibly popular banana loaf. There was strong involvement from companies outside RD:IR’s four walls, so treats were sold to all passers-by.

So much was generously baked and given to the sale effort that we even had some leftover. This was sold throughout the afternoon from our office, so no opportunity was missed to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

As per usual, every penny raised will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society to support its work in combating dementia of all kinds, not just Alzheimer’s disease. Thank you to all who contributed and those who bought cake – it was a delicious way to raise awareness and funds!

For more information on Alzheimer’s Society, please follow this link: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

The stall was brilliantly run by a very happy Erin & Amy