Conference Presentations

Improving Issuer-Investor Communication

Reducing risk and cost through data and technology standards

On May 28, 2009, keynote speakers from the SEC, DTCC, NIRI, New York Life Investments and Pipeline Trading Systems and panelists explored how to improve the process for conveying important corporate action announcement information to investors through the use of data and technology standards to:

  • improve issuer-investor communication
  • result in more accurate information
  • increase timeliness
  • reduce processing costs

Corporate Actions 2009 examined the business case for solutions through standards and culminated in the demonstration of a prototype for corporate actions data using XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).

Interactive expert panels and in-depth presentations provided the details of this new and improved approach to corporate actions data and offered an opportunity for participants to network with experts from around the industry. The event was designed for:

  • Issuer representatives, including financial executives and accountants, investor relations officers, corporate secretaries
  • Underwriters, attorneys, regulators
  • Custodians, Asset Managers, Broker/Dealers and other processors of corporate actions data
  • Vendors of corporate actions systems and data providers
  • Investors

The XBRL US Corporate Actions Conference Advisory Committee included the following industry experts:

  • Karla McKenna, Director, Citi
  • David Hands, Director, Product Development, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • Max Mansur, Global Market Manager, Asset Servicing, Markets group, SWIFT
  • Joseph Vicari, VP, Business Strategy & Development, Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Michael Schlanger, VP, Business Development and Strategy of Merrill Corporation
  • Judith McLevey, Head of Corporate Actions and Market Watch, NYSE Euronext
  • Joseph Conte, Director of Securities Operations, NYSE EuroNext
  • Paras Madho, Director of Securities Operations, Global Corporate Client Group, NYSE Euronext
  • Geoff Loftus, Vice President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc.
  • Linda Kelleher, Senior Vice President, National Investor Relations Institute
  • Katie J. Sevcik, SVP, Head of Operations/Product Development, Wells Fargo
  • Shellie McCauley, VP, Manager of Operations, Corporate Actions, and Proxy, Wells Fargo
  • Dawn Coleman, VP, Client Services, Wells Fargo
  • Linda Bookheim, Global Market Manager, SWIFT

A concurrent vendor exhibit featured displays by leading technology, communication, and application providers