• BLOG POST

    Our Take: Wire Services & High Speed Trading

    Posted on Feb 07, 2014

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Financial Markets reporter Scott Patterson published an article regarding the impact a press release newswire can have on High Frequency Trading (“HFT.”)  The article – “Speed Traders Get an Edge: Paying for Direct Access to News Releases Can Give a Lucrative Time Advantage”  –  is available here for WSJ subscribers. […]

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    NYSE Governance Services 11th Annual Boardroom Summit

    Posted on Oct 14, 2014

    This guidebook, courtesy of NYSE Governance Services, will help you in understanding what Boards are focusing on for 2015 - from the lessons of 2014. Topics include activism, proxy firms, compensation and more. CLICK HERE to download the "NYSE Governance Services 11th Annual Boardroom Summit" guidebook PDF.

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    Shareholder Communications: Driving Audiences for Emerging Growth & Small-Cap Companies

    Posted on Sep 23, 2014

    Emerging growth and small-cap companies have different audiences, but both are driven by transparency and content—and a company has a much better chance of success if they have tactical communications elements and programs firmly in place. Shareholder Communications: Driving Audiences for Emerging Growth & Small-Cap Companies discusses: - The communications and PR practices of the top performing companies in the space - The four communications tactics you need to consider to drive your brand - How 240 different companies compare in their communications strategy This study does not measure any qualitative factors, including the actual content and messages being communicated – but it does dramatically indicate that just the practice and act of communications can deliver material impact.

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    Checklist for Switching to an XBRL SaaS Portal

    Posted on Aug 12, 2014

    Comparison checklist for switching to an XBRL SaaS: Complete portal solution v. software only. You can also request a fleXBRL / SaaS portal demonstration. CLICK HERE to download the briefing.

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    Risk and Hands-free Social Media for IR

    Posted on Aug 11, 2014

    NEW 2014 VERSION. Risk-free tactical ideas to help you. Since the SEC’s April 2013 action of rolling social media networks into the 2008 RegFD guidance, the topic of “Social Media and Investor Relations” has had a ceaseless barrage of webcasts, news stories and white papers (like this) on the topic. CLICK HERE to download the "Risk and Hands-free Social Media for Investor Relations" whitepaper. This paper offers a tactical and hands-free “how-to” for social media newsflow. We’ll also briefly explain the difference between Twitter and StockTwits in context to news distribution. Also, this newsflow example is 100% automated: a social media “monologue” as the newsflow begins simply with the IR or PR departments’ standard news release process.

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    How Investors Consume Investor Relations Content

    Posted on Aug 11, 2014

    Investor relations departments, IR firms and service providers expel a lot of energy and budget on shareholder communications. How is this investor content consumed by investors? That is the genesis of the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study. CLICK HERE to download the "How Investors Consume Your Investor Relations Content" whitepaper. UPDATED 2014: 38,500 responses to 30 questions EXPRESSLY for IR professionals Created by PR Newswire, Vintage and CNW, the Shareholder Confidence 365 is an ongoing survey targeted to the three key constituents with whom public companies communicate: institutional investors, individual investors and the financial media.. Since July 2012, every two weeks, the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study asks Capital Market participants one single question on a topic germane to investor relations. The single question format was developed to assure investor participation and mitigate “survey fatigue” of multi-question studies. The study is comprised of over 10,500 unique responses.

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    How Your IPO’s S-1 Filings Flows To-&-From the SEC

    Posted on Aug 11, 2014

    Preparing an S-1 file for the SEC is a stressful and time consuming chore for a corporation and its team of advisors. To help our corporate clients and as a helpful tool for our law firm partners, we’ve created this brief workflow guide that illustrates the “back-and-forth” interactions an IPO will have with the SEC. CLICK HERE to download the "How Your IPO’s S-1 Filings Flows To-&-From the SEC" whitepaper.

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    IPO and SEC Transactions of the Week

    Posted on Aug 10, 2014

    A weekly review of the previous week's transactions filed with the SEC: IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc. Sorted by securities law firms. Updated every Monday morning. CLICK HERE to view the weekly summary.

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    IPO Checklist for Building an IR Website

    Posted on Aug 07, 2014

    For an IPO, the creation of their first IR website is an essential transparency and branding element of “being public.” To streamline the IR website initial build-out, this table will help identify the sources of the information needed on the IR website – and the content expected by shareholders. CLICK HERE to download the briefing.

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    Top IPO Underwriters of the Week

    Posted on Aug 05, 2014

    Sorted by the underwriter - a weekly review of the previous week's IPO transactions filed with the SEC: Updated every Monday morning. CLICK HERE to view the weekly summary.

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    In-house Drafting Sessions at Vintage NYC

    Posted on Aug 03, 2014

    Accurate, comprehensive drafting sessions at transparent and predictable fees... As you’ll learn in our brief video, we’ve executed over 250 transactions in the past year – one per every business day. The combination of our new offices, advanced & accurate typesetting with strict adherence to our clients’ budget has brought us to the attention of top firms and companies. CLICK HERE to watch the brief video.

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    Corporate Governance and Securities Laws for 2014

    Posted on Aug 01, 2014

    Public companies are subject to an extensive and complex regulatory regime under the U.S. federal securities laws and stock exchange listing rules. This handbook provides an overview of the securities law and stock exchange reporting, disclosure and corporate governance requirements applicable to public companies and their officers, directors and large shareholders. CLICK HERE to order "Corporate Governance and Securities Laws for 2013 & 2014 " guidebook. In addition to outlining the applicable laws, regulations and rules, this handbook seeks to provide practical guidance reflecting, among other things, interpretive guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, general industry practice and the authors’ experience.

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    2014 SEC Reporting Rules: 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and Proxy

    Posted on Aug 01, 2014

    We are pleased to provide you with our annual updated editions of the SEC Reporting Rules for Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and SEC Reporting Rules for Proxy Statements. These publications are excellent reference source for legal and accounting professionals and corporate executives. CLICK HERE to order the two-books set "2014 SEC Reporting Rules: 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and Proxy." In addition to outlining the applicable laws, regulations and rules, these guidebooks seek to provide practical guidance reflecting, among other things, interpretive guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, general industry practice and the authors’ experience. In addition, we eliminate many cumbersome citations and provide “plain English” rule references.

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    IR & Capital Markets Conferences & Events

    Posted on Jul 14, 2014

    Conferences and events: Please visit our exhibit booth at any of these events to speak with us, view product demonstrations and learn how we became the intelligent value for regulatory compliance and shareholder communications. Please use this form to receive news about our IR & Capital Markets events and information. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Jan 5 - 8, 2014 NIRI Fundamentals Santa Monica, CA March 9 - 12, 2014 26th Annual ROTH Conference Dana Point, CA March 13, 2014 ACG Utah Intermountain Growth Conference Salt Lake City, UT March 26, 2014 IR Magazine's US IR Awards New York, NY April 16, 2014 NYSE Event: Compliance Readiness Conference San Francisco, CA April 22, 2014 NYSE Event: Pre- and Post-IPO Board Forum New York, NY May 5 - 6, 2014 The Business Law Institute Minneapolis, MN May 19 - 21, 2014 15th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference Santa Monica, CA May 29, 2014 Marcum Microcap Conference New York, NY June 4, 2014 LD Micro Conference Los Angeles, CA June 8 - 11 2014 NIRI Annual Conference Las Vegas, NV June 9 - 11, 2014 2014 XBRL International Conference XBRL.US Orlando, FL June 24 - 25, 2014 GHS Energy Conference Chicago, IL June 25 - 28, 2014 Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals 2014 National Conference Boston, MA June 26 - 27, 2014 IMN’s Eleventh Annual New York Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium New York, NY August 25 - 28, 2014 Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries Annual Meeting Banff, AB Sept 10 -13, 2014 Aegis Capitial 2014 Healthcare & Technology Conference Las Vegas, NV Sept 13 -16, 2014 NIRI Fundemantals Boston, MA Sept 15 - 17, 2014 XBRL.US National Conference Bellevue, WA Sept 19, 2014 Chicago NIRI Chapter: IR Workshop: The Art + Science of IR Chicago, IL October 15, 2014 MoFo Israel Tel Aviv October 17 - 18, 2014 The Society Wisconsin Chapter/ Quarles & Brady LLP Law Seminar Milwaukee, WI

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    2014 SEC Filings Calendar

    Posted on Feb 05, 2014

    In addition to downloading the 2014 SEC Filings Calendar, please opt-in to receive compliance and investor relations updates throughout 2014 PR Newswire and Vintage are great resources for you to keep up to date on the key topics and products in both the corporate compliance and IR industries. Please opt-in here to receive news and blog updates from us. CLICK HERE to download the SEC calendar.