[15 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]
Experience Q4 Touch – A Finance App Designed for the Daily IRO Life

Earlier this week, we were pleased to pre-release our new and improved Q4 Touch App. “Finally, a Finance App for the IRO – Not the Investor.” Today, we are excited to announce that the app is available for download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
This post walks through some of the great features of the new app.
Over the last few months we’ve been hard at work building features and functionality into Q4 Touch, geared towards the daily needs of all IROs. Our main goal throughout the development process was to …

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by [28 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Use Tables to Highlight Financial Reports

In our site analytics reviews with our clients – we regularly see a pattern pointing towards financial reports pages as the most popular page on the site. Almost all the top downloads from our client’s sites are financial reports. With all this attention on financial reports, it’s important to pay special attention to how the pages are organized so that users have an easy experience finding what they are looking for and will be encouraged to come back for further research.
Capella Education does an excellent job of organizing and presenting …

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by [21 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Provide context around historical stock performance with press releases

Of all the sections of a Investor Relations website – one of the most frequently visited is the stock information section. For investors new to your company – it’s key to see how your stock has performed over time. For returning investors, it’s a chance to review past performance and evaluate their investment.
In many cases though, historical stock data can be misconceiving. Without the proper context, how can anyone derive meaning from your company’s past stock performance. Adding additional information to your historical stock information in an un-intrusive way allows …

Corporate Governance, Featured, Investor Communications, Investor Relations, Private Equity, RethinkIR, Transparency »

by [19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Addressing the Issue of Transparency

A few weeks ago, we began looking at the challenges facing private equity today and the solutions that can be found in the play book of forward thinking public companies. This time, let’s look at the issue of transparency…
The compliance checklist for private equity firms continues to grow in the wake of rapidly evolving regulatory requirements. From the formation of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Asset Management Unit in 2010 – designed to analyze private equity issues and practices – to the creation of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) in 2012 …

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by [14 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Make a Strong First Impression With Your IR Homepage

We live in a world that values first impressions. There may not be another segment that feels this way as much as the investor community. Their day to day exists of staying on top of regularly developing news and research, and they don’t have the time or patience to devote to navigating confusing websites.
With that in mind, it’s always wise to consider how you can improve the first impression of your IR website, providing easy access to all the information your audience needs. This not only makes the experience easier, …

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by [7 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Engage the Audience on Your IR Site by Creating a Visual Hierarchy

In today’s Website of the Week blog series, we’ll focus on the visual elements in an IR website that encourage users to navigate through the website to learn more about a company.
The Chemours Company IR website unique design is built with user navigation in mind. The minute you access their IR website, you’ll notice how easy it is to browse through the investor information. Key facts and figures about the company are outlined using colourful icons and minimal, descriptive copy. Each of the key facts portray a value proposition for …