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.
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.
The Oracle has spoken. Now What? A look at the practical path to pursuing long-termism.
Two of the most influential names in finance, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, are making a public plea for companies to end the practice of providing quarterly guidance. They are… Read more »