The bedrock of the IR profession is sharing the corporate story with (ideally) high-quality, long-term investors. IROs deliver their message consistently through quarterly calls, non-deal roadshows, sell side conferences and more. But how often do you think about the market for your shares? What about the explosive growth of passive investment? Blackrock and Vanguard now oversee a combined $9 trillion and use a passive investment strategy favoring models and algorithms, not corporate strategy or sell side research. Join us for a discussion of the new market realities and what it means for IROs.
About Our Speaker
Tim Quast is an Investor-Relations veteran and founder and President of Modern IR.
Launched in 2005, ModernIR is a financial technology company that uses Big Data analytics to translate complex market data into trading and investment behaviors for public companies. ModernIR pioneered the application of data-analytics to IR market intelligence and invented Market Structure Analytics™ for issuers and is now the largest provider of next-generation market intelligence to public companies.
A NIRI member since 1995, Tim is a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading. His quotes on trading have appeared in leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times of London, Reuters, Dow Jones, the Denver Post and the New York Times. His editorials on market structure run in trading publications including Traders Magazine, Dow Jones MarketWatch, CNBC Online and TABB Forum. Tim also appears regularly on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street.
Before starting ModernIR, Tim served as the first investor relations officer at SureWest Communications (Nasdaq:SURW). Before that, Tim was co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of global retail investor-relations services company Informed Investors, Inc., from 1995 until its merger with Wilink Plc (PrecisionIR) in 2001.
Tim began his capital-markets career in boutique investment banking at QBF Management Co., a private-banking British Virgin Islands firm, after earning a BA at Ambassador University in 1991.