Analysts require more disclosure from IR directors

New research has revealed that 75 per cent of analysts want in-house IR directors to publish more information in their annual reports.

New research has revealed that 75 per cent of analysts want

in-house IR directors to publish more information in their annual

reports.



The survey of 154 equity analysts and 57 FTSE 350 IR directors is

published next week by research firm Brand Finance.



The results confirm a division between analysts seeking greater

disclosure of information and IR directors who want to provide the

minimum amount of commercially sensitive information.



One analyst said: ’Despite analysts’ wishes for fuller disclosure on

brands and marketing, most European companies are reluctant to release

any additional details.’



Brand Finance managing director David Haigh said it would be wrong for

IR directors to publish everything, but added: ’Companies could publish

more information that could be of help to the investor without

compromising confidentiality.’



He said: ’US annual reports include more trend data, more explanation

and more analytical and financial data, which has still led to a buoyant

capital market and more aggressively expanding companies.’



Leader p10.



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