5 September 2019

ASIC ups limit for Share Purchase Plans in a win-win for investors and corporates

RON CAMERON, SENIOR ADVISER, INVESTOR RELATIONS Markets regulator, The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), has doubled the amount that retail investors can contribute to Share Purchase Plans. The change is the result of ASIC updating the Class Order that defines how ASX listed companies can issue shares, via a SPP, to registered shareholders without […]

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3 September 2019

FIRST Advisers Annual Guidance Report – FY20

DAN JONES, MANAGER SHAREHOLDER ANALYTICS During August we monitored companies in the S&P/ASX300 Index that reported for the period ending 30 June 2019, building a picture of the approach to guidance in this market and what that guidance is telling us about outlook for FY20. Victoria Geddes, Co-founding Executive Director at FIRST Advisers said “If […]

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1 September 2019

Activists in Action

August Summary Annual results took over for the month of August while activists sat on the sidelines. Three 249D notices were sent to companies during the month, one of which was deemed invalid, while another three companies went ahead with their requisitioned meetings. While most companies had quiet months in terms of activism, Stanmore Coal […]

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31 July 2019

Are you Roadshow Ready?

VICTORIA GEDDES, Executive Director Over the next few weeks, CEOs, CFOs and investor relations professionals will be gearing up for the post results briefing roadshow. For most it will be an intensive three days, maybe 4 or 5, of meetings with shareholders, brokers and potential investors in Sydney, Melbourne and maybe one or two other Australian […]

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31 July 2019

Activism in 2019

DANIEL JONES, SHAREHOLDER ANALYTICS AND IR As we approach the traditionally busiest quarter for shareholder activism in Australia, it is time to take stock of how activists have fared to date in 2019. Has Activism in Australia peaked or just taking a breather? According to Activist Insight, in 2019 there have been 42 public activist […]

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