Annual Conference Sponsors
National Strategic Partners
TSX Company Services
CIBC World Markets
CST Trust Company/D.F. King
RBC Capital Markets
The Works Design Communications
Corbin Perception Group
Find out how you can raise your profile and connect with CIRI members and the CIRI community through sponsorship
CIRI acknowledges the following organizations that are providing special support for the 2015 Conference.
National Strategic Partners:
Contact: Greg Blazina
Regional Manager, Canada
Phone: (416) 593-0208
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in
press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations
and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately
distribute their market-moving news and multimedia to news
organizations, financial audiences and consumer websites locally,
regionally and throughout the world. We also provide complete disclosure
services for all Canada and US-based stock exchanges, as well as SEDAR,
EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment.
With 32 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers unparalleled local
service backed by global reach. For more information, visit
BusinessWire.com or contact our local experts in Toronto at 416.593.0208
and Calgary at 403.520.3282 or email email@example.com.
Contact: Laurie Smith
Senior Director, Strategic Communications, Media and Audience Relations
Phone: (416) 863-5399
CNW Group is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering
simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required
distribution points nationally and globally.
Exclusively endorsed by the Toronto Stock Exchange, CNW’s acclaimed news service along with its website – www.newswire.ca
– are where the news media and markets look first for earnings
announcements and material news releases from public companies.
Distribution outside of Canada flows seamlessly onto approved networks
and highly ranked websites operated by our parent company, PR Newswire.
In addition, CNW’s webcast, conferencing, transcription, regulatory
filing, translation and IR website solutions bolster investor relations
programs through wider company profile and shareholder communications.
Contact: Ian Richman
Phone: (212) 430-6865
IR Magazine is a publication of Cross Border Ltd, a business
media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.
IR Magazine, originally launched by the Economist Group, is renowned for
providing quality insight and a global perspective. Cross Border's
flagship publications, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, are
essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key
part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York,
Toronto, London and Hong Kong. With an expanding portfolio of digital
properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are
well positioned for growth. To learn more, please visit our website at www.IRMagazine.com or connect with us on Twitter, @IRMagazine.
Contact: (415) 738-4110
Meetyl is an institutional services platform that facilitates direct
investor-issuer engagement. Our cloud-based software application
delivers real-time investor profile and shareholder data to companies
and institutional investors, changing the way companies and investors
target and connect for the purpose of scheduling non-deal road shows,
one-on-one meetings and conference calls.
Our goal is to drive shareholder and corporate engagement by providing a
transparent, non-biased software platform, adding depth and breadth to
the information flow between corporations and institutional investors.
Meetyl delivers results that are best-fit for you based on geographic
location, industry and company specific interest.
Meetyl's corporate community features companies across a wide array of
market capitalization and sectors. This community includes C-level
executives, investor relations officers as well as other investor facing
executives. Our investment community consists of portfolio managers and
research analysts at mutual funds, hedge funds, RIA funds, family
offices, private wealth platforms, sovereign wealth funds and
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, Meetyl was initially
funded by a group of investors from the institutional investor and
financial services community. In 2014 Meetyl was acquired by Glass Lewis
& Co. Our team is made up of former buy-side and sell-side
investment professionals who provide support and expertise across a
broad range of industry sectors.
Meetyl is proven to drive high quality meetings and access to your
best-fit matches without having to rely on an intermediary. For more
information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.meetyl.com.
Contact: Albert DeRenzo
Multimedia Solutions Specialist-Enterprise
Phone: (647) 558-1174
Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps organizations manage and master the two-way flow of information with their audiences.
Around the globe, market leaders rely upon our suite of advanced
technology, analytics and consultative services solutions to maximize
the value of their work—from investor relations and corporate governance
to public relations and communications.
To meet the information needs of investor relations professionals,
Nasdaq Corporate Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of IR content,
analytics, advisory services and communications tools available on the
- Gain insight into market developments and institutional investor activities
- Understand investor opportunities and risks
- Define and prioritize outreach
- Communicate with key stakeholders through webcasts and IR websites
- Measure the impact of your IR program
EXPLORE OUR SOLUTIONS AND LEARN MORE
Follow us @MyCorpSolutions
Contact: Tyson Rose
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (416) 463-6682
NovaShare is an investor relationship management platform for public
companies. Users can manage stakeholder engagement activities,
shareholder identification, investor surveillance monitoring and
prospecting through an enterprise ready mobile solution.
In addition to the platform, NovaShare publishes annual governance
reports for corporate secretaries and boards of directors looking to
gain more insight into the annual voting results and fund votes of their
Visit novashare.org to learn more.
TSX Company Services
Contact: Loui Anastasopoulos
Vice President, Business Development & Company Services
Phone: (416) 947-4717
TSX Company Services is a suite of products and services designed to
support the growth of companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).
Listed companies have unique needs to understand Canadian equities
markets, corporate governance matters, and to reach shareholders and the
investment community. To that end, TSX Company Services’ portfolio
helps your company understand your stock’s trading activity, target the
investment community, connect with current or potential investors, learn
about the marketplace, and access transfer & trust services.
Through TSX Company Services, your Exchange delivers expertise developed
from 160+ years serving public companies. In all we do, our team is
focused on supporting a vibrant marketplace for your listing. We are
committed to providing value by bringing greater awareness to listed
companies and the marketplace, helping maintain the integrity of the
Exchange, and delivering a suite of products and services designed to
meet your company’s needs.
Visit tsxcompanyservices.com to learn more.
CIBC World Markets
Contact: Neha Dave
Corporate Access Services & Sales
Phone: (416) 594-8831
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a
market capitalization of $41 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1
(CET1) ratio of 10.3%. Through our three main businesses, Retail and
Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Wholesale Banking, CIBC
provides a full range of financial products and services to 11 million
individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional
clients in Canada and around the world. We have more than 44,000
employees dedicated to helping our clients achieve what matters to them;
delivering consistent and sustainable earnings for our shareholders;
and giving back to our communities.
Our wholesale banking business provides integrated credit and capital
markets products, investment banking advisory services and top-ranked
research to corporate, government and institutional clients around the
world. CIBC is the leader in Canadian Equity Trading - #1 in Volume,
Value and Number of Trades (TSX and ATS Market Share Report), and the
leading IPO underwriter in Canada (Bloomberg (Full credit to lead from
January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014).
CST Trust Company/D.F. King
CST's integrated approach and comprehensive suite of services - from
transfer agency to ownership intelligence, corporate trust, employee
plan services and much more - allows you to effectively manage your
budget and stay ahead of regulatory changes while fulfilling shareholder
demands. As one of Canada's leading transfer agents, CST is a
recognized thought leader in the industry with a well-known reputation
for our commitment to providing the highest level of client
Headquartered in Toronto with offices in Halifax, Montreal, Calgary and
Vancouver, CST provides issuers with global solutions through local
service. Together with our American affiliate, American Stock Transfer
& Trust Company, LLC, (AST), our client roster includes 25% of all
public companies in North America, servicing over 5.5 million
shareholders and over 4,300 institutions across our business.
D.F. King is a globally-recognized leader in proxy solicitation,
financial communications and corporate governance consulting. With
unparalleled experience in merger votes, proxy contests and
tender/exchange offers for corporate control, the firm has advised
corporations, shareholder groups, investment bankers and securities
attorneys since 1942. Internationally and domestically, from
cross-border acquisitions to bankruptcy reorganizations, D.F. King has
played a role in many of the highest-profile corporate transformations
of the past 70 years.
CST Ownership Intelligence provides clients with capital markets
consulting, regulatory compliance certification and credit markets
intelligence. The CST Ownership Intelligence team assists clients in
obtaining the information and analysis they need to capitalize on
relationships with key investors.
The CST group has a focused, customer-driven culture. We strive to be
the best integrated transfer agent by offering complementary related
services. We offer our clients a personalized relationship with
comprehensive services to meet your entire shareholder, investor
relations and corporate governance needs whatever they may be.
Contact: Lisa Davis
Phone: (416) 342-8651
About Marketwired: Marketwired provides news distribution and a full
range of disclosure and regulatory filing services that help investor
relations professionals reach and influence all of their critical
stakeholders. By sharing market-moving, direct-from-source information
with media, investors, social networks and consumers anywhere in the
world, Marketwired plays a pivotal role in connecting newsmakers with
news consumers. IROs can disclose material information with confidence,
distribute news anywhere around the world, and build relationships with
traditional and social media audiences who directly impact their
Visit us at www.marketwired.com and follow us at @Marketwired.
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a
focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional
investors and governments around the world. With more than 7,000
professionals, we operate out of 70 offices in 15 countries across North
America, the UK and Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
In over 100 countries around the globe, we work with clients to deliver
the expertise and execution required to raise capital, access markets,
mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets.
Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading provider of financial services,
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the top
15 largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America,
as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and
consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly
rated global banks.
Contact: Sophia Doulaghsingh
Phone: (416) 863-7865
Scotiabank is a leading provider of equity sales and trading services
to a broad range of corporate and institutional clients. We work
closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions to their
investment objectives. Our platform delivers market intelligence,
innovative ideas, corporate access, trading analytics and quality
execution and settlement capabilities to support those solutions. With
operations around the world, we are positioned to provide sales,
trading, structuring and advisory services for the spectrum of equity
products, including: cash equities, global prime services, equity
research and derivative products to a global audience.
Well-established relationships mean our sales team is positioned to
articulate distinctive views and ideas that help sift through the
‘noise’ of information flow and cut to the key points of value. Access
to our research analysts, corporate management and targeted marketing
activities, means our sales team can provide specific investment
strategies and help institutional investors with their performance.
Scotiabank offers competitive execution capabilities. With our major
presence in Canadian and U.S. equity products, we distinguish ourselves
through the depth of our client relationships and our reputation for
transparency and integrity in dealing with clients and the market.
Our Global Equity Corporate Access team works closely with
corporations in their efforts to communicate strategy and new
developments to the Global investor community. Our skilled team
utilizes the expertise of our top-ranked research team, sales &
trading professionals and desk sector specialists to connect corporate
management teams with their institutional shareholders and the global
investment community. Arranging more than 6,000 one-on-one meetings each
year, the team is recognized as a leading provider of tailored non-deal
roadshow programs, strategic planning, industry conferences, customized
tours, panels and group meetings. Contact us at email@example.com.
TD Bank Group
Contact: Rudy Sankovic
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: (416) 308-7857
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known
as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in
North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in
three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial
centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD
Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD
Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient
Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD
Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also
ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with
approximately 9.7 million active online and mobile customers. TD had
CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on January 31, 2015. The Toronto-Dominion
Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock
To learn more, visit www.td.com.
The Works Design Communications
Contact: Lorie Brière
Phone: (416) 599-9991
The Works Design Communications is an award-winning corporate
communications firm with over 25 years of experience connecting
organizations with the audiences that matter. Our client list includes
some of the most recognized and respected organizations from a variety
of industries around the world, such as: Canaccord Genuity, Scotiabank,
Intact, BMO, Canadian Tire, Deloitte, Goldcorp, Corby, Maple Leaf Foods,
Oxford Properties, ConocoPhillips and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
We pride ourselves on knowing what people care about now, and we’ve got a
good knack for figuring out what they’ll care about in the future. By
investing in talent and training, The Works has become an industry
leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagement and
communications – providing clients expertise on CSR guidelines,
performance and disclosure with our in-house specialists.
The Works’ expertise merges creativity with corporate communications.
We know that making memorable messages, compelling arguments and
engaging designs is only half of the equation – the other half relies on
respect for our client relationships and a fully developed vision of
all their strategic needs.
Owned and managed since 1986 by an active team of principals, The
Works has fine-tuned a process that is integral to the success of all
our projects. Starting from the very first phone call, we listen to our
clients’ every word to build a strong understanding of all their needs.
Along with thorough research and solid creative, this formula ensures
that we create cohesive communication solutions that always meet client
We support our clients with a range of in-house services including
strategic counsel, copywriting and editing (in both official languages),
design and production across all web platforms and in all print
formats. Whether it’s CSR communications, investor relations, internal
communications or corporate identity development, we create meaningful
messages with pixels and paper.
Corbin Perception Group
Contact: Rebecca Corbin
Founder and President
Phone: (860) 321-7309
Corbin Perception is a leading investor research and IR advisory firm
assisting public companies with creating long-term shareholder value.
We recognize the favorable impact best-in-class investor relations has
on valuation and collaborate with our clients to develop strategies that
positively influence investor sentiment.
We leverage our broad company and industry experience, knowledge of best
practices and benchmarking capabilities to provide research-driven
counsel that enables our clients to differentiate their company as an
Our advisory services include:
- Perception Studies
- Investor Targeting
- Investor Days
- Investor Presentations
- Investor Communication
- IR Diagnostic Reviews
- Retainer, Special Situation Consulting
Our industry-leading research publication, Inside The Buy-side® has
been published in WSJ’s MarketWatch, Bloomberg’s Businessweek,
Yahoo!Finance, among others, and featured quarterly on CNBC’s Squawk on
the Street with Rick Santelli.
Visit our website to read client testimonials and access case studies.
Contact: George Smola
Director, Canada Region
Phone: (416) 619-2183
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is the preferred global provider of
financial disclosure solutions and analytics, helping our clients
efficiently meet regulatory obligations and make more informed business
With unparalleled EDGAR and SEDAR filing expertise, XBRL experience
and Venue® Virtual Data Rooms, we collaborate with more than 60,000
customers worldwide to facilitate regulatory compliance activities and
due diligence, bringing the world’s largest financial transactions to
market. RRD ActiveDisclosure streamlines content creation, review and
distribution improving efficiency, governance and the overall quality of
all financial reports. Business process outsourcing services,
translations, translations solutions, and innovative technologies
simplify content creation and distribution.
Our global platform, industry leading service organization and
enduring financial stability offer a reliable, single-source solution
for all of your integrated communications needs.
To learn more, visit www.financial.rrd.com.
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