Our research strengthens the scientific foundation of financial communication
The study examines the roles and division of responsibilities of the CEO and CFO in the context of capital market communication. It also focuses on the positioning of the two executives vis-à-vis the financial community. The role of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications is also considered - and recommendations are derived.
The second Financial Communication Summit took place on 28/29 November 2019 in 'Alte Börse' in Frankfurt am Main.
30 invited guests discussed current research results and challenges as well as trends in capital market communications.
Hering Schuppener extends its commitment as sponsor of the Center for Research in Financial Communications at the University of Leipzig by an additional 3 years. The financing of the Hering Schuppener doctoral fellowship for financial communications is the core of the sponsorship.
The study addresses the challenge of making the success of investor relations work tangible - and provides an overview of various methods of evaluation as well as recommendations.
The results of the study "The Communicative Financial Officer - When and why CFO positioning makes sense" are presented exclusively in a guest article in the October issue of PR magazine.
This year again, the Center for Research in Financial Communication, in collaboration with Neidhardt + Schön and the Center for Corporate Reporting in Zurich (CCR), examined the development of online annual reports. The annual reports of the 50 largest listed Swiss and German companies by market capitalization were analyzed for the years 2014 to 2018.
In the September issue of the trade journal "Der Aufsichtsrat", the key findings of a recent study on the diversity of the supervisory boards of the TecDAX are presented and a comparison to the DAX is drawn.
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 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.
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 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.