SOURCE: Bulldog Reporter's IR University

Bulldog Reporter's IR University

October 16, 2009 13:28 ET

Investors Speak Out: What Institutional Investors Want From IR Pros

Bulldog Reporter's IR University Presents a New Audio Conference: Friday, October 30, 2009

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - IR pros who want to successfully engage and motivate institutional investors -- better understand what motivates them, what their hot buttons are and exactly what they want from IR departments -- will profit from a new audio conference from Bulldog Reporter's IR University.

This IR University workshop convenes an exclusive panel of leading institutional investors and analysts designed to give IR pros the techniques they need to successfully compete for capital at the top level in today's tough markets

This audio conference takes place on Friday, October 30, at 1PM EDT (noon CDT, 11AM MDT; 10AM PDT). The presenters are:

Rob Brown, Senior Sell-Side Analyst, Equity Research Department, Craig-Hallum Capital Group

Ian Campbell, Managing Director, West Coast, The Abernathy MacGregor Group

Brian Rivel, President, Rivel Research Group

Moderator:

Ina McGuinness, Senior Vice President, ICR

This 90-minute audio conference will show IR pros what they need to do now to bring their institutional investor outreach up to speed so they can boost their value and maximize ROI for IR efforts.

Here's what they will learn:

-- Investor Hot Buttons: What institutional investors and analysts expect most -- from transparency and open lines of communication to access to execs -- plus how these expectations have changed in recession

-- Tips, tools and technologies to help IR target institutional investors to maximize success

-- How best to understand what any given institutional investor's agenda is -- whether they belong to a hedge fund or otherwise -- plus how to communicate value to meet those different agendas

-- How to identify and work with activist investors

-- The financials, data points and metrics that analysts and institutional investors use to gauge issuers -- plus how IR can best synch communiqués to provide those elements

-- How institutional investors and analysts measure the capability and credibility of senior management -- plus how to make sure yours delivers on those expectations

-- Key criteria institutional investors and analysts use to evaluate written reports

-- Emerging regulatory hot buttons the biggest investors are watching (and pushing) -- plus panelist positions on everything from guidance to say on pay

-- How to realistically manage institutional investor and analyst access to management

-- IR websites: What institutional investors want most in company or client IR websites -- from financials to IR contact information and even slideshows

-- The truth about what works and doesn't when it comes to planning and executing investor-friendly roadshows and successful investor days

-- Social media fact and fiction -- whether investors are really using social media, like Twitter, and whether IR programs should incorporate these tools to reach and attract more capital

For more details go to conference home page.

Attendance at Bulldog Reporter's IR University audio conference costs $299 per dial-in site. Participants in the 90-minute conference will be able to pose specific questions for the presenter at several junctures during the discussion. Registration also includes an up-to-the-minute conference manual and a full transcript. For more information on taking part in the event, go to our conference home page or for personalized service please contact our client satisfaction representatives toll free at: 1-800-959-1059.

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