Investor Relations Officers had a look behind the curtain and were made aware of the many tasks the sellside has to accomplish in the early morning before the markets open at 9.00 am. Their working day actually starts when the sun goes down the evening before and continues in the morning at 6.30 am at the latest preparing the conference call starting at 7.30 am for the European morning meeting followed by the Swiss meeting. IR club Schweiz participants had the chance to listen into both and also get insights on the follow-up tasks of the analysts’ and sales’ team and how these tasks changed over time. One of the learnings was that analysts have to summarize the most important news on the companies they cover within 5 minutes max. (including Q+A from sales) and that it facilitates their work substantially if companies provide top line growth rates not only in the reporting currency but also in local currencies in their news.
A very interesting morning closed with a lovely breakfast offered by Kepler Cheuvreux and the opportunity to network and to discuss with analysts, sales and IR club Schweiz members.