Articles & Speeches

Law360

With Megamergers Afoot, Tips For Keeping The Lid On

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IR Update

IR and the JOBS Act

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Attorney at Work

Advice? I Hate Talking to Reporters

By Brian Hickey

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Markit Magazine

Getting a hedge in advertising

By Thomas Walek

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Infovest21

Part 2: The JOBS Act - What Managers Should Be Doing to Prepare

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The River Reporter

A Living from the River: Ray Turner's Delaware Delicacies Smoke House

By Thomas Walek

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AIMA Journal

What Hedge Fund Managers Need To Know About Social Media

By Thomas Walek

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IR Update

The Tangled Web These Spiders Leave

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Institutional Investor

Institutional Investors Presents... The 2011 All-America Executive Team-Leadership

and Investor Relations Awards

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Walek Principal Mary Beth Kissane moderating a panel she developed for the 2011 Institutional Investor Corporate All Stars IR Summit.

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Mary Beth Kissane discusses why new U.S. financial regulations will require more disclosure from hedge funds with Reuters TV.

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Mary Beth Kissane discussed proxy advisory firms with

Georgeson Senior Managing Director Rajeev Kumar on a Computershare Webinar

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AIMA Journal
"Deal or No Deal: Activist Hedge Funds Embrace Media Strategies"

Deal by deal, activist shareholders are remaking the corporate landscape, the M&A space and proxy battles.

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FOCUS -- Horizon Cash Management

"Hedge Funds Prosper Under Intense Media Scrutiny"

by Thomas Walek
Love them or loathe them, the media today shape the world's knowledge and opinions about the global hedge fund business.

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Strategies: The Journal of Legal Marketing
"Know Thyself -- A Buyer's Guide to Getting the Most from Your PR Agency"

Law firms can benefit from these 10 ingredients for successfully outsourcing the PR function.

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Fund Fire
"Hedge Funds in the Media Spotlight "

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AIMA Journal
"Battle of the Brands: Brand Strategy Drives hedge Fund Growth "

by Thomas Walek
With an average of three new hedge funds hitting the streets every day, managers are beginning to understand that it takes more than performance to attract assets.

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Absolute Return
"Why the Mainstream Press Hates us "

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AIMA Journal

"Hedge Funds:  A Media Perspective on Major Issues and Trends"

Hedge funds will continue to attract new assets and this growth will bring increased regulation to these largely unregulated asset pools, according to a new survey of the most influential journalists covering the hedge fund industry.

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Investment News

"Who Knew?"

Most investors don't really understand hedge funds, and the industry isn't adequately regulated, according to a survey of financial journalists who focus on alternative investments.

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Investor Relations Update

"Measuring IR Effectiveness"

by Thomas Walek

Last year's 10% drop in the S&P 500 and nearly 40% Nasdaq market decline didn't just hurt the performance of investment portfolios, it triggered renewed interest in measuring the effectiveness of investor relations programs.

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Speeches

Hedge Fund Public Relations and Investor Relations: The New Normal
(Boston)
IVY Plus
Mary Beth Kissane discusses public relations and investor relations for alternative asset management firms.

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Member of NIRI Speakers Bureau
(Washington)
National Investors Relations Institute (NIRI)
Mary Beth Kissane

Managing Your Message in the Global Marketplace
(Hong Kong)
Credit Suisse
Mary Beth Kissane addresses the importance of how a firm’s messages are positioned and delivered in today’s global marketplace.

Regulation Fair Disclosure
Securities Regulation Committee of the New York State Bar Association
Mary Beth Kissane

Hedge Fund Media and Investor Relations
(Philadelphia)
IVY Plus
Thomas Walek addresses finding the edge in attracting and keeping investors.

Additional Solutions to Complement Your Marketing Efforts: Financial and Investor Relations
(New York)
Jeffries Marketing Boot Camp
Sponsored by Jeffries & Company
Thomas Walek and Mary Beth Kissane discuss strategies that enhance marketing efforts in developing and maintaining strong financial and investor relations.

Why you pay attention to proxy advisory firms
Computershare-Free Smarts-Priceless Education
Mary Beth Kissane addresses the role and importance of proxy advisory firms to institutional investors and mutual funds.

Fund Investor Relations
(New York)
IVY Plus
Thomas Walek

How companies should be monitoring shareholder activist activity
DealLawyers.com

Mary Beth Kissane analyzes how companies should be monitoring shareholder activist activity.

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Crisis Communications
(Palm Springs)
Institutional Investor
Mary Beth Kissane leads a discussion at the Institutional Investor Hedge Fund Institutional Forum’s Senior Delegate Roundtable on how hedge funds should handle a crisis, and best communications practices in turbulent times.

Hedge Fund Investor Relations: New Demands, New Strategies
(Hong Kong)
The Alternative Investment Management Association
Thomas Walek discusses trends and issues in the changing landscape of hedge fund investor relations.

Beyond Valuation: Communicating Value
(Hong Kong)
Compliance Asia
Thomas Walek explores the opportunity to communicate value when communicating fund valuation.

What if the Media Calls? What Fund Managers Need to Know
Hedge World
Thomas Walek

2nd Annual IRO Symposium
(New York)
Bank of New York Mellon
Mary Beth Kissane discusses best practices in IR for non-US issuers.

Merrill Lynch Inaugural Hong Kong Leadership Seminar
Mary Beth Kissane discusses crisis communications for hedge fund managers.

How Hedge Fund Managers Use the Media
(New York)
Institute for International Research
Thomas Walek

Culture --> Brand --> PR
(New York)
Infovest
Thomas Walek

Crisis Communications
Shareholder Services Association (SSA)
Mary Beth Kissane

Communicating in Crisis
(New York)
Hedge Fund Leaders Forum
Bear Sterns
Thomas Walek

Successful Fundraising Strategies
(New York)
Financial Research Associates
Thomas Walek

Investor Relations
(New York)
IR Magazine – 2005 Think Tank
Mary Beth Kissane

Regulation Fair Disclosure
Singapore Management University
Mary Beth Kissane

Crisis Communications
Singapore Strategic Investor Relations Conference
Mary Beth Kissane

Sarbanes Oxley and Going Dark
(New York)
Stafford Legal Briefings
Mary Beth Kissane

Investor Relations
American Stock Exchange – IR Alliance Conferences
Mary Beth Kissane discusses investor relations for small-cap issuers.

Investor Relations
(New York)
Stern Summit on Global Business
NYU Stern School
Mary Beth Kissane

Regulation Fair Disclosure
Corporatecounsel.net
Mary Beth Kissane

NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Board/Shareholder Access
(New York)
NY State Bar Securities Law subcommittee
Mary Beth Kissane discusses corporate access at the management and board levels.

Investor Relations
Mexican Investor Relations Associations (AMERI)
Mary Beth Kissane discusses what US investors expect on Guidance.

Board Shareholder Communication
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
Mary Beth Kissane

Hedge Fund Start-up & Business Development Forum
(London)
Euromoney
Thomas Walek

Worst Case Scenario – Survival Guide for a Crisis
(Baltimore)
Law & Compliance Division

Law & Compliance Division 25th Annual Workshop
Thomas Walek addresses crisis communications.

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Ten Key Steps to Marketing Success
(New York)
Euromoney
Thomas Walek

The Role of Alternative Investment Funds in European Investment Management - Lessons from the United States
(London)

The American Embassy
Sponsored by The Alternative Investment Funds Forum

Thomas Walek addresses using alternative products to reach financial professionals and the mass affluent

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Euromoney Hedge Fund Start-Up & Business Development Forum

(New York)

Thomas Walek presents 10 Key Steps to Marketing Success
Millennium Broadway Hotel

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Perception v. Reality
(London)
Java Events Limited
Thomas Walek

You Can’t Say That”
(Bermuda)
9th International Conference on Hedge Fund Investment
MAR Hedge
Thomas Walek

Media Relation Boot Camp for Mutual Funds, Pension Funds and Money Management Firms
(Boston)
Financial Research Associates
Thomas Walek

Enhanced Fund Raising Strategies for Hedge Funds
(New York)
Financial Research Associates
Thomas Walek

Case Studies: Crisis Communications
(New York)
Infovest21
Thomas Walek

Regulation Fair Disclosure
Business Wire Regulation Fair Disclosure Conference
Mary Beth Kissane

Regulation Fair Disclosure
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Mary Beth Kissane

Hedge Fund Media
(New York)
Institute for International Research
Thomas Walek

Regulation Fair Disclosure
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Mary Beth Kissane