Listed companies face increasing demands from investors on their long-term strategy according to new research from Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s dedicated Investor Relations Practice.
The finding reflects technological change, consequences of MiFID II and the rise of index-tracking funds that cannot sell a company’s shares, but can emphasise the need for sustainable, long-term performance. In the global survey of Investor Relations Officers (IROs), 63% reported increased interest or pressure from investors regarding their long-term strategy. For the UK the figure was 56%, and for Europe excluding the UK, the figure was 66%.
Furthermore, 72% of IROs globally placed educating investors regarding company strategy as by far the most important objective for the coming year (for the UK the figure was 79% and for Europe excluding the UK the figure was 73%). It incorporates feedback from 479 Investor Relations Officers (IROs) at leading companies across the world, including 242 from Europe including the UK.
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