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Buybacks: Communications Considerations in the Current Environment

A recent proposal regarding corporate stock buybacks has reframed what has historically been viewed as a purely economic decision to more of a social issue, and corporate leaders and communicators may now need to grapple with the social repercussions of the financial decisions they make for capital allocation.

A communicator’s role in the changing face of cross-border M&A

Communicators play a more central role than ever before in getting cross-border deals done. Charting a path through changing regulations, new political realities and local nuances is vital to any successful transaction.

If You Can’t Make Your Case Directly to ISS or Glass Lewis, Try This Instead

A recent client experience offers actionable insight into how companies can respond to proxy advisory firm recommendations.

Stock Industry Classifications Are Changing – What This Means for You

The reclassification of hundreds of stocks will have broad investor relations-related implications for many public companies, including in the areas of share price valuation benchmarking, industry growth rate comparisons, and shareholder composition.

Is Ditching Quarterly Reports the Short-termism Answer?

A Presidential tweet recently ignited another conversation about a long-term focus in public equity markets.  As grand calls for change abound, what practical steps can directors and public company leaders take in the near-term to find practical ways to embrace long-termism?  In a column for Directors & Boards Abernathy MacGregor’s Pat Tucker offers perspective on the debate over quarterly reporting and advice for creating a long-term focused culture now.

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