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Accelerated IR: Navigating Investor Activism

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
60 minutes

Recent bank woes and rising interest rates have increased uncertainty across many sectors, with capital markets particularly vulnerable. That coupled with stock markets are down, fears of a recession are on the rise, and many other macro challenges are facing issuers. Last year, a total of 1,026 investor activist campaigns launched, which is now the highest yearly total on record. Undoubtedly, Investor Relations (IR) teams are managing uncertainty on several fronts as they navigate 2023.

Join our panel of Analysts and Experts for a deep dive on investor activism, through the lens of data trends, experiential insights from a sitting IRO, with actionable insights from our Investor Targeting team. Fuel your IRO strategy, with the data and analysis to pivot your plans and outperform peers in 2023, and beyond, including:

  • Institutional selling and stock price volatility driving a shake-up in top shareholder lists
  • Address shareholder activism given recent market downturns 
  • Make informed decisions with proprietary forecasts and reports

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S&P Global Contributor


S&P Global Contributor
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Jack is a finance professional who currently leads the investor relations efforts at Zymeworks, Inc, a biotechnology company based out of Vancouver, Canada. Jack spent the majority of his career in Houston, TX, where he lead investor relations for programs in the energy space along with spending time across many aspects of large finance organizations. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Ken Shimokawa is a Senior Product Manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence. In his role, he is responsible for bringing the voice of the customer and market into the business to drive strategy and product direction of the Investment Banking segment. He has spent 10 years leading international teams in the Enterprise Information Services, Technology, Finance, Risk and Compliance sectors. He's currently focused on building value-added enhancements for the global Investment Banking user base, while exploring how data, technology, automation and AI will redefine customer workflows.Ken received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Middlebury College. Full Bio

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