Entries by Catalyst IR

Initial Thoughts on Goldman, Sachs’ Q3 Reporting Experiment

We’ve provided some screen captures of Goldman, Sachs quarterly results reporting as it appears on TD Ameritrade this a.m. The same analysis can be performed on other financial portals to judge the success and efficacy of the alternative approach.  Clearly the financial community was poised for the report and the news flow was seemingly unimpeded by the […]

Website Disclosure: What’s Good for the Goldman is Not Necessarily Good for the Gander

While we admire their effort to innovate, Goldman’s decision to not utilize a wire service to disseminate their upcoming earnings but instead to disclose their results via their website and Twitter seems a step backward for full, fair and simultaneous, broad disclosure.    Goldman’s choice of “pull” vs. “push” in material disclosure seems to go […]

Social Media Rationale & Tips for Investor Relations / Corporate Communications

The Social Media conversation is taking place across all aspects of corporate and investor communications and seems here to stay.  After nearly a decade of direct engagement in investor relations social media communications, the Catalyst team’s view is that companies cannot afford the luxury of ignoring this conversation, and some level of engagement makes sense […]

IR Magazine: Should You Pay for Equity Research

Should you pay for equity research? March 19, 2014 | By Tim Human   Sell-side cutbacks have left more companies contemplating issuer-sponsored equity research. But not all providers are equal As many companies know through painful experience, a lack of research coverage is a serious impediment to attracting new investors. Without it, investors may view a business as unvetted […]

Response to IR Magazine’s Question – Does IR Need an Overahaul

  Does IR need an overhaul? November 14, 2013 | By Laurie Havelock http://www.irmagazine.com/articles/ir-websites/19880/does-ir-need-overhaul/ The following are our thoughts on the issue Laurie Havelock raised in IR Magazine. We are a bit slow to the discussion, having only seen this article today.  YES IR needs an overhaul, but we don’t think it’s IR as much as the […]