This year's EQS Group customer roadshow, which took place at six German stock exchanges, was a great success. For the first time, more than 300 attendees joined EQS Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart to learn about current topics and trends in investor relations and corporate communications, with presentations focusing heavily on the new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
The EQS Group's survey "3 months of MAR - Experiences and Assessments" provided interesting insights. "There are many unanswered questions: nine out of ten issuers want supervisory authorities to provide more help with implementing the new regulations," says EQS Account Manager Moritz Homann at the presentation of the survey results. In total, 163 issuers from the regulated market (including representatives from all the DAX family indices) and the free market reported on their experiences.
Many of the answers to the legal implementation of the new MAR regulations were given by lawyer Dr. Timo Holzborn of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, EQS's co-organizer of the roadshow this year. The MAR's new insider laws and tightened transparency obligations offered a wealth of discussion material, leading Dr. Holzborn's lecture "New Developments in Capital Markets Law" into "overtime" at every roadshow location.
In addition to MAR, other new obligations for companies have one into effect, such as the CSR reporting obligation. Sabine Braun of akzente kommunikation und beratung GmbH mined her expertise to report on this new obligation's impact on companies' reporting. In addition, Kay Bommer, Managing Director of DIRK - The German Investor Relations Society - used his talk "Guiding Principles for Dialogue between the Investor and the Supervisory Board" to explain planned changes to shareholder rights, which provide institutional investors a more active role in the monitoring of listed companies.
In the Corporate Communications part, the workshops concentrated on a successful relaunch of the corporate website. The website experts from EQS, together with the search engine experts at eviom GmbH, explained the challenges and obstacles involved in the implementation of website projects.
About EQS Group
The COCKPIT, a Software as a Service (SaaS), digitally maps the work processes of IR managers, communicates with the company website and distributes company releases via one of the most important Financial Newswires. With further products like websites, IR tools and online company reports EQS Group is a digital single source provider.
EQS Group was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has developed from a start-up to an international group with offices in the world's key financial markets. The group furthermore holds the majority interest in ARIVA.DE AG and employs about 300 professionals.
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Issuer: EQS Group AG
Key word(s): Finance
|Company:||EQS Group AG|
|Listed:||Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich (m:access), Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt|
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