• We look at the ways to achieve greater shareholder engagement now virtual AGMs has been extended to March 2021. An… https://t.co/6Tha19ecCU

  • BREAKING: Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has extended Virtual AGM relief 6 months until 21 March 2021.

  • ASX has extended its temporary emergency capital raising measures until 30 November 2020. (was due to expire this m… https://t.co/LZvvqSwu56

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30 July 2020

Assessment of Virtual AGMs — Must try harder!

BEN REBBECK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR As the repercussions of the COVID pandemic started to impact the corporate sector ASIC, the Australian corporate regulator, following advice and prompting from their foreign counterparts, allowed Australian listed companies to hold fully virtual Annual General Meetings. ASIC’s pathway to enable virtual AGMs, as they were the first to admit, was […]

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28 July 2020

Corporate Purpose during the Coronavirus pandemic

GILES RAFFERTY, Corporate Communications and Media Advisor, writing for the Winter 2020 Issue of Listed@ASX. What does the Coronavirus pandemic and the ‘new normal’, that is expected to emerge in its wake, mean for a Company’s purpose? As the pandemic surges across the globe many senior corporate leaders will, rightly, view the immediate purpose of […]

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30 June 2020

A new number 3 share registry

GILES RAFFERTY, Corporate Communications. An interview with Ben Kay, Executive Director, Automic At FIRST Advisers our shareholder analytics team works with all registries in the delivery of beneficial ownership analysis reports to our clients. We have watched the increasing penetration of Automic Group as a new player in the registry market in recent years and […]

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29 June 2020

The Tipping Point for ESG is Now (Part Two)

VICTORIA GEDDES, Executive Director. In Part 1 of our article on ESG last month* we looked at the extent to which ESG reporting has gained hold in Australia and whether the strong performance of ESG funds recently might represent a moment in time when investing according to ESG principles becomes mainstream. We introduced the Standard […]

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29 June 2020

Activists in Action

JULY SUMMARY After a quiet first half of the year, July has only picked up slightly for activists targeting Australian companies. Shareholder Matthew Boysen is looking to change up the entire board of Adavale Resources after the company announced a rights issue. Boysen said the rights issue was not attractive, other than for shareholders to […]

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