New Era Of CEO Financial Communications

By now, most CEOs have internalized the importance of consistent messaging to financial audiences. “Say it, say it again and remind them that you have said it” is a phrase repeated ad nauseum by communications professionals over the past few...

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New Mandates For CEO Communications

Goldman Sachs Chairman using Twitter to Protect and Defend Corporate Reputation. (Sound Familiar?) Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs’ chairman says he takes to Twitter to either protect the firm’s corporate reputation or to showcase the firm’s wheelhouse of expertise. “Before Twitter,...

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Siren Song Of Index Funds Lures More Investors

BlackRock – Issuers’ New #1 Investor It is highly likely that BlackRock is one of the largest, if not the largest, institutional investor in your company’s stock. While BlackRock did not invent passive investments (that distinction goes to John Bogle of Vanguard),...

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Convincing Shareholders An Acquisition Is Transformational

With shifting global market dynamics, rapid advancements in technology, and evolving customer demands, companies are increasingly seeking growth to drive shareholder value creation through transformational acquisitions. These large “bets” are replacing a “go-slow” approach with tuck-in acquisitions or organic growth....

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Activism In The Offseason

An Offseason Proxy Toolkit – Dealing with the New “Reluctivist” Activist “The best defense is a good offense” is the collective view of a recently-assembled expert panel on shareholder activism. On July 18, Clermont Partners hosted “Activism in the Offseason,”...

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