BNY Mellon initiated this research in 2004, surveying 35 companies. Since then, more than 3,600 individual companies representing 64 countries have participated, with reports analyzing the findings produced in six languages. This 10th edition of this global report gives us a pause to look back on how the investor relations function has adapted in light of the profound changes of recent years, and it also provides an opportunity for global issuers to consider how to best prepare for the future.
The current market outlook may seem stacked with challenges — from intensifying geopolitical tensions, China’s economic deceleration, to climate change — yet there are also new opportunities emerging for global companies to demonstrate leadership. Whether it is meeting the evolving needs of long-term stakeholders, enhancing disclosure or demonstrating increased board of director engagement and effectiveness, we remain committed to helping position companies for these trends as well as whatever the market may have ahead of us.
About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of September 30, 2015, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
Published: 8 March, 2016