(31 March 2004, London) IR Global is pleased to announce the signing of a marketing agreement with irasia.com and the Asian launch of Talon, a new service that assists listed companies in managing their relationships with international institutional shareholders in a more effective manner.
The Talon service includes information from the LionShares® database, licensed from FactSet Research Systems Inc. This collection of global equity ownership data from more than 4,000 institutions and 24,000 unique mutual fund portfolios is combined with a powerful news search engine and regional news coverage from sources such as Dow Jones News. IR Global, through its new partner irasia.com is now able to provided companies in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Australia with affordable access to this valuable information.
Investor Relations Officers (IROs) can easily find out which institutions or funds own their shares, who are the fund managers in charge, as well as who are the owners of their peers and could be potential owners of their shares. With Talon, IROs can hone in on who they should and could meet, to achieve their IR objectives.
Mark Street, Managing Director of IR Global said :"We believe our partnership with irasia.com is in itself a powerful endorsement of the value Talon_ can bring companies in the Asia Pacific region. The recent launch in Singapore and Hong Kong confirmed that there is significant interest, and we look forward to working with irasia.com to help companies further enhance their IR strategies."
Alison Chow, CEO of irasia.com commented:"Shareholder ID is an important issue that is of concern to many of our clients across the region. The Talon service provides a vast array of information at one's finger tips, and at a very reasonable price. It is a tool designed to help IROs carry out their work more effectively, and complements our own range of services."
Mr. Mark Street
UK Tel: 01580-752254
Ms. Alison Chow
Hong Kong Tel: 852-2831-9792
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