The global credit crunch has created instability and uncertainty in the financial markets not seen for decades. Institutional and private investors have seen share prices fall dramatically across almost all industries and all continents. Many corporations have been largely caught off-guard and are now in damage control. Their focus has shifted to drastically slashing operating costs, maintaining open lines of credit and optimising cash management in a market engulfed in turmoil. Increasing compliance demands and pending global legislation will only further increase pressure on the IR function to deliver.
E.N.G.'s 2009 Global IR summit will address the topics pertinent to establishing a coherent IR strategy adapted to today's and tomorrow's global economy. What does the future hold for the traditional investment model? What of the hedge funds and private equity groups that leveraged so much influence over the last few years? As the front line of financial communications to the markets and private investors, the IR professional's role has never been more critical to the continued success of their corporations.
This programme has been researched extensively and convened with the cooperation of senior executives responsible for investor relations and financial communications.
The executives that will realise the greatest benefit through attendance are those involved in the design of all modes of transport, advisory bodies and associations.
Vice presidents, executives, heads, chiefs and directors of:
• Investor Relations
• Financial Communications
• Shareholder Relations
• Corporate Communications
For further information, or to register, please contact Nadine Devereux on +31 20 305 0950 ext. 33
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »