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Investor communications in the face of COVID-19

With economies under immense pressure and market volatility high, companies are faced with a barrage of tough questions from investors. At the same time, reporting requirements and shareholder calendars continue, requiring big decisions about how to take planned events online and to run reporting processes remotely. 

Over the last decade, investor communication has increasingly moved onto digital channels. Content on the internet drives investment decisions and impacts company value. Investors use websites as research tools, as Mifid II results in less analyst coverage of many stocks. But few companies are confident about using digital channels to speak to investors, unsure about best practise and worried about JSE listings requirements. 

Suddenly, there is no choice. Companies must turn to online channels to run investor events, annual general meetings and shareholder meetings, much of which has traditionally been done face to face. 

Course Outline

This half-day programme focuses on how to implement an effective digital investor relations strategy that fulfils investor needs and complies with JSE requirements at a time of unprecedented turbulence. The course covers how to move investor communications online, with practically applicable guidelines. Through discussion and case study, we will discuss why digital channels are driving so many decisions in capital markets – and how to use this opportunity. Learn how to create a powerful IR website, use social media strategically and build your company’s market profile.

Attend this half-day course if you have questions about:

  • • How to adapt your investor communications to help manage uncertainty during the
  • • How best to take advantage of conference calls, webcasts, virtual presentations and
       videoconferencing to interact with existing and potential shareholders
  • • How to use social media as a successful IR communications channel without causing
       reputational harm
  • • Holding virtual roadshows, analyst days, and annual shareholder meetings
  • • Talking to the market about potential adverse impacts of the pandemic
  • • What your investors want from your website
  • • How to satisfy the JSE Listing Requirements relevant to digital communication of
       price-sensitive information
  • • What benefits you gain from digital communication in a Mifid II world
  • • How digital communications can assist the proxy process in the run-up to your AGM

Course Outline
  • •CFOs
  • •Investor relations teams
  • •Corporations communications teams
  • • Company secretaries
  • • Senior executives in finance and legal
  • • Company sponsors

  • Dates: 8 July 2020
  • Time: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Cost: R4, 500.00 per delegate excl VAT

NB: These courses are also suitable for approved executives or budding approved executives needing to update their knowledge and understanding of the Listings Requirements.

CPD certificates will be issued for the attendance at the event.

All sessions will be held at the JSE Offices,  Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact for a curriculum outline or to book. Space is Limited. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.​​​​

By using a service provider to offer the courses, the JSE does not directly or indirectly endorse any product or service provided, or to be provided by the service provider.

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