Category Training

Definitions

  • Expected Return for a Stock

    SureDividend compiled this white paper on how to calculate the return of a stock by incorporating assumed earnings increase, dividends and share buybacks.

  • Occam’s Razor

    We came across the term Occam’s Razor accidentally while watching ESPN.  We liked it and thought of how it applies to Wall Street.  Take a look.

  • Emerging Growth Company

    Here is some information on what the SEC defines as an Emerging Growth Company.  The SEC provides several relaxed disclosure requirements over the first 5 years post-IPO for those companies which qualify.

  • Alpha – Defined

    Alpha is a common technical risk ratio. Here is a short definition.

  • Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

    The term Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) is used very broadly. Here is a quick definition in case it comes up.

  • Confirm vs. Reaffirm vs. Reiterate

    Even the smallest detail can be a factor in an investor’s interpretation of your Company’s performance. Many folks use Confirm, Reaffirm and Reiterate interchangeably. However, the Street may read into your word choice to assess your conviction. Please read this for more information.

  • Unicorn Valuation – Definition

    A term growing in popularity is “Unicorn Valuation”. Here is the definition.

  • Stalking Horse Bid

    Here is an overview of a stalking horse bid, which is used in chapter 11 bankruptcies.

  • Neuromarketing

    One of the fastest growing elements of marketing is the concept of neuromarketing. Learn about it here.

  • Investor Relations Defined – Wikipedia

    Here is the definition of Investor Relations from Wikipedia.

  • Investor Relations – Defined – Investopedia.com

    Here is the definition of Investor Relations from the website investopedia.com.

  • Burn Rate Defined

    Burn Rate is a measure investors use to determine how much dilution took place in a Company’s fiscal year with its various equity incentive plans. Here is a summary of the Burn Rate definition.

  • Overhang Defined

    Overhang is a measure investors use to determine how much dilution is possible with a Company’s various equity incentive plans. Here is a summary of the Overhang definition.

IR Profession

  • IR Industry Conferences – 2019

    If you are looking for the latest best practices, current events and information or you are looking to network with other IR professionals, then check out these IR specific conferences/events. As of January 31, 2019 there are 14 conferences/events listed, although some appear discontinued (unfortunately).

  • IR Industry Conferences – 2018

    If you are looking for the latest best practices, current events and information or you are looking to network with other IR professionals, then check out these IR specific conferences/events. As of December 1, 2017 there are 12 conferences/events listed.

  • IR Industry Conferences – 2017

    If you are looking for the latest best practices, current events and information or you are looking to network with other IR professionals, then check out these IR specific conferences. As of April 2017, there are 9 conferences listed.

  • Investor Relations Society

    Based in London, the Investor Relations Society (IRS) is an organization that promotes best practices in IR in the UK and beyond. Here is an overview of this IR industry group.

  • Fordham University – Masters of IR program

    Fordham University and the Gabelli School of Business (Bronx, NY) offer the only masters degree in the U.S. dedicated solely to IR. Here is an overview of the program.

  • NIRI

    NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) is the governing body and trade association for IR professionals. Here is an overview of NIRI.

  • Rivel Intelligence Council

    The Rivel Intelligence Council is a fee-based networking and best practices program for IRO’s. It is managed by the Rivel Research Group. Here is an overview of the program.

  • Corporate Executive Board – IR Leadership Council

    The Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a very expensive service that provides best practices on a variety of corporate functions. Included within the Finance Function is an Investor Relations Leadership Council. Here is an overview of CEB and the IR Leadership Council.

  • NIRI IRC Certification

    In March 2016, NIRI launched its initial certification program called the Investor Relations Charter (IRC). It will take some time for the IRC to be held in the same high regard as a CPA or CFA designation, however it certainly is a move in the right direction. Here are the key aspects of the IRC.

  • IR Industry Conferences

    If you are looking for the latest best practices, current events and information or you are looking to network with other IR professionals, then check out these IR specific conferences. As of January 31, 2016, there are 6 conferences listed.

  • NIRI Annual Conference

    The NIRI Annual Conference of investor relations (IR) practitioners has developed a broad and engaging agenda that provides focused learning sessions tailored to the current environment, thought-provoking speakers and ample opportunities to network with IR professionals from around the world. Here are some considerations.

Management Prep

  • HBR – How to Stop Using Fillers When Speaking

    Have you ever been listening to a speech or presentation and heard countless “you knows” or “umms”?  Is it coming from a member of your team or you?  These are called fillers and when too many are used, your message is at risk of being missed by your audience.  

  • Get Up To Speed – New Member of Sr. Management

    Periodically, you have a new member of senior management who will interact with your investor community.  Here is a short list of items to provide them to make sure they are prepared.

  • CFO Prep

    Although the CFO is generally more in check with the investor community as compared to the CEO, there is still an opportunity to prep. Here is a short checklist to optimally prep your CEO for investor interactions, whether they are conferences, NDR’s, or 1:1 conference calls.

  • Onboarding Checklist

    From time to time, you will need to get a new executive up to speed with the Company’s IR program and Street sentiment. Here is a checklist with 15 items which can do this.

  • CEO Prep

    Use this short checklist to optimally prepare your CEO for investor interactions.

Wall Street 101

  • IRO Insider Trading

    Here is a good reminder to avoid trading on non-public information.  It simply is not worth it.

  • Wall Street Landscape

    Here is a one-pager that shows how Wall Street all fits together. Use this to see how all of the players interact with you (as company management).

  • Regulation FD WP

    Use this White Paper for a quick understanding of Regulation FD.