Our research strengthens the scientific foundation of financial communication
The Center for Research in Financial Communication welcomes Dr. Stefanie Wettberg, Senior Vice President Investor Relations at BASF SE, as a new member of its Steering Committee. Further members of the committee are Prof. Dr. Bernd Schuppener (University of Leipzig), Martin Halusa, (Deutsche Börse AG), Dr. Phoebe Kebbel and Dr. Robert Vollrath (Hering Schuppener Consulting).
In the May issue of the trade journal "Der Aufsichtsrat", the key findings of the CRiFC study on the status quo of the investor dialogue of the Supervisory Board and the role of Investor Relations are published in an article entitled "Investors and Supervisory Board in Dialogue".
How do capital market participants use annual reports, which channels, which content is relevant for them? Together with the Mainz agency MPM Corporate Communication Solutions, the Center for Research in Financial Communication surveyed 100 investors and analysts on the use of annual reports in a large-scale study.
The brief study examines the prioritization of relevant stakeholders in the CEO letters of DAX30 companies in 2017. The analysis identifies 11 relevant stakeholder groups and shows which are most frequently addressed.
This short study analyzes how the corporate strategy is presented in the annual report of the DAX30 companies in the financial years 2015 to 2017. The comparative study also shows positive examples and reveals potential for development.
The study was conducted by the Center for Research in Financial Communication in collaboration with Neidhart + Schön, Zurich, and the Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR). It examines the developments of the online annual report as an instrument of investor relations in Germany and Switzerland. In particular, attention was paid to how content, formats and digital reporting features have evolved over the course of four years.
The study deals with the cooperation and coordination between investor relations and corporate communications with regards to financial communication. Experts in Investor Relations and Financial Communications of the largest listed companies in the DACH region were surveyed.
The second Financial Communication Summit took place on 10/11 September 2018 in 'Alte Börse' in Frankfurt am Main.
40 invited guests discussed current research results and challenges as well as trends in capital market communications.