Veteran financial journalist Jeff Cossette spends time with the world’s most interesting IR thinkers for actionable insights and commentary on trending topics like sustainability, activism, corporate access, regulation, and more. In the car, on the daily commute or on the road, the Ticker podcast is the sound of the global investor relations community.
The golden age of video IR: Ticker 119
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Wayne Baker, faculty director at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An expert on a lot of things, including what makes social networks work, Baker has put together a list of practical recommendations that you can put to use to design, manage and run the sort of virtual meetings that make people really relate.
Battling uncertainty in the cannabis sector: Ticker 118
IR Magazine talks to Jeffrey Goldberger, managing partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, about investor communications in the cannabis sector. Goldberger is bullish on pot. But, he warns, in today’s uncertain world, transparency trades at a premium. And in an industry struggling with so many fundamental — even existential — questions, that makes IR more relevant than ever.
The importance of debt IR: Ticker 117
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Robert Winters, senior managing director at Alpha IR Group, about communicating with debt investors. Winters says companies often only engage with debt holders when they need to and, as a result, this important investor group can feel ignored. He explains how companies can embed debt IR within the finance function and ways to stay on top of debt-investor sentiment.
Why Spacs need an ‘aggressive’ IR strategy: Ticker 116
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Phil Denning, a partner at ICR, about the growth of special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs), which last year recorded 59 IPOs in the US. They discuss how regulatory changes led to a booming Spac market and why companies require an ‘aggressive’ approach to IR as they transition out of the Spac structure.
How companies should prepare for disinformation attacks: Ticker 115
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Antonio Ortolani, a media analytics and measurement consultant at Brunswick Group, about the threat to companies from disinformation attacks, including so-called deep-fake videos, and how they can protect themselves.
Ticker 114: Impax’s Julie Gorte on incentivizing corporate boards to take climate risk seriously
Jeff Cossette talks with Julie Gorte, senior vice president for sustainable investing at Impax Asset Management and Pax World Funds, about how she engages with corporate boards over climate risk.