Relations with Shareholders
Informa is committed to maintaining good communications with investors. It has a full-time Director of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Brand and engages with investors on a regular and ad hoc basis in a variety of ways and formats.
Financial information was reported on a quarterly basis in 2015. The Group Chief Executive and Group Finance Director give presentations on the half-yearly and full year results in face-to-face group meetings with institutional investors, analysts and the media, which are also accessible via webcast on this site. After the release of the trading updates, which replaced the Interim Management Statements from 2015 onwards, the Company holds conference calls with institutional investors, analysts and the media.
Meetings are held with individual institutional Shareholders after the announcement of the Group’s half-yearly and full year results. They also take place outside of the post-results period, with the Group undertaking regular investor roadshows in different geographies and responding to individual ad hoc requests for discussions. These typically cover issues related to the Group’s performance, including strategy, governance, risks and opportunities.
The Group hosts an annual Investor Day, when it focuses on a particular Division, topic or theme, inviting investors and analysts to a series of detailed presentations and meetings, often giving them the opportunity to meet members of the wider management team.
The Director of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Brand provides the Board with a monthly report on investor activity, including feedback from analysts and institutional investors, the latest analyst reports on the Group, movements in the share register and related market activity. Following meetings held with Shareholders after the half-yearly and full year results announcements, the Board is provided with detailed feedback from the Executive Directors, the Director of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Brand, the Group’s stockbrokers and its communications advisers on investor perceptions.
Derek Mapp as Chairman and Gareth Bullock as Senior Independent Director also provide the Board with feedback on any issues raised with them by Shareholders.