Financial Profiles’ Tony Rossi Presents in NASDAQ Webinar “M&A Communications for Community Banks”

On June 22nd, 2016 Nasdaq hosted a webinar focused on the unique communications needs that community banks have when announcing a transaction. The program covered best practices for communicating to investors, regulators, customers, and employees, and included a Q&A session. If you are interested in listening to the replay, please click here. TOPIC SUMMARY • […]

Leveraging IR to win the proxy vote of passive investors

Include a cover letter, explain executive compensation and use graphic design to help get the message across Index funds control 20 percent of total equity mutual fund assets in the US, which makes them a powerful block of voters at proxy time. While they are passive investors, they are active voters, and that can create […]

A Lesson in Disclosure from Wal-Mart

At 10:30 a.m. ET on October 14, 2015, Wal-Mart stock was trading pretty much flat on the day. Within 20 minutes, the stock was down approximately 9%. For a stock that usually isn’t very volatile, that’s an extraordinary intra-day move. So what happened? On this particular day, the Company was holding its Annual Meeting for […]

How to Best Communicate With Shareholders

Since Dodd-Frank, shareholder outreach has stepped up exponentially. Over the past few years I have facilitated numerous dialogues with my clients, shareholders and proxy advisors. As my Forbes Executive Pay Watch Interview series continues, I am fortunate to have Moira Conlon, president of Financial Profiles, Inc., as my guest. Moira has been involved with investor […]

Moira Conlon to Speak at the 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit

The Los Angeles Business Journal is excited to host the Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit. Building off the success of our event for 23 years, this year the Business Journal will curate several forum discussions that will begin with a breakfast and progress through a series of speakers. Our attendees will have an opportunity […]

How to Make the Annual Report Compelling Again

Once upon a time, the annual report was the centerpiece of a company’s investor communications efforts. It was the single most important document produced by the investor relations department all year and consumed massive amounts of resources. As technology evolved and investors got more access to real-time data, the annual report began to feel irrelevant, […]

Investor & Analyst Days – 5 Tips from the Pros

An Investor Day is an opportunity to present a consistent and cohesive message about your business, opportunity and strategy. It’s also a great forum to clearly distinguish your company from competitors and to showcase the breadth and depth of management. Financial Profiles has planned and executed Investor & Analyst Days for dozens of clients over […]

Annual NIRI Fundamentals

Financial Profiles SVP’s Tricia Ross and Julie MacMedan led Annual NIRI Fundamentals Training on Media and Crisis Communications. NIRI Fundamentals of Investor Relations Seminar and Service Provider Showcase January 10 – 13, 2016Santa Monica, CA Agenda SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception, Registration and Service Provider Showcase MONDAY, JANUARY 11 7:45 – […]

Are you Prepared for an Activist Attack?

Financial Profiles President Moira Conlon was the keynote speaker at a recent event sponsored by the National Association of Corporate Directors and Broads Circle. The 4th Annual Women on Corporate Boards event featured presenters Robin Abrams, Larraine Segil and Beth Bronner, who shared valuable insights about their experiences serving on corporate boards and the increased […]

Trends in Corporate Access

Moira Conlon, President of Financial Profiles, recently moderated a panel discussion for NIRI Los Angeles consisting of representatives from both the buy-side and the sell-side discussing the latest trends in Corporate Access (i.e. investment banks and brokerages arranging meetings between issuers and institutions). The panel consisted of: Kirsten Fraunces, Managing Director and Head of Equity […]