Investor relations executives bridge the gap between public companies and investors. They report to the CEO or CFO and have a dual role: providing investors with...More >>
Investor relations executives bridge the gap between public companies and investors. They report to the CEO or CFO and have a dual role: providing investors with actionable corporate information, and informing managers about investors' sentiments and planned actions. Investor relations officers, operating in most public companies around the world, are highly qualified financial executives, often ascending to the CFO job.
This course pursues a new and innovative approach to investor relations: It is fully research-based, offering modern tools and venues to disseminate and evaluate corporate information. Concepts and real-life practices are blended to provide an investor relation strategy achieving the best outcome for investors and managers.
You will learn in this course how to conduct effectively the crucial quarterly conference calls with investors, what information--beyond the legally required--to disclose to capital markets and regulators in order to maximize share prices, what corporate social responsibility activities (CSR) should companies engage in to benefit both society and shareholders, how should managers be compensated to balance their incentives and shareholders' interests, how to deal with activist investors and intruding hedge funds, and much more. All of the above, aimed at securing shareholders' support of managers' growth strategies. You will also learn investor relations practices from the top experts in the field.
This course is targeted at students interested in corporate finance, investor relations, financial accounting decisions, financial consulting, and those interested in identifying promising companies for investment purposes.