Investor relations tune-up for listed companies as UAE and Qatar Join MSCI Emerging Markets Index

June 2, 2014 12:12 pm

Toby Wilkinson, the GCC investor relations advisory specialist, has launched an intensive Investor Relations Tune-Up service for listed companies in the Region to meet the additional demands by investors for transparency and disclosure following the addition of UAE and Qatar to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

The Investor Relations Tune-Up consists of an intensive two week full time in-house engagement focused on delivering and executing best-in-class investor relations practice for listed companies in the Region.

The emphasis is on individually tailored analysis and structuring of protocols and disciplines within a business that ensure consistent and timely levels of transparency and disclosure in line with investor needs, as well as the tools to do so.

A listed company will enter a modular programme of analysis of its IR function and practice to arrive at a toolkit that prepares its board and management for higher levels of transparency and disclosure and embeds it within its corporate governance framework.

Commenting Toby Wilkinson said: ” Listed Companies in the GCC have improved their investor relations significantly in recent years but the emphasis has understandably been on meeting the needs of retail investors.

Now, emerging markets funds from across the world, will be looking to add UAE and Qatari companies to their portfolios. Institutional investors and analysts will set a higher bar in terms of transparency, disclosure and corporate governance. The special challenges that these bring in emerging markets can mean the difference between success or failure as a listed company.

The Investor Relations Tune Up aims to arm companies in the GCC with a toolkit to attract and retain interest from institutional investors both regionally and internationally.”

For further information please contact:
Toby Wilkinson
M: +971 (0) 507 143519
M: +44(0)207 193 6076