Kei Concepts

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BEING A CEO IN TODAY’S WORLD: Do you feel the heat?

KEI Concepts Vol. 2 No. 1

The challenges of being a CEO for a public company today are unlike anything we have seen before.Turnover in this top-ranked position is continually increasing, and the length of one’s tenure may be directly linked to the degree of any “disappointment” perceived by investors, analysts, individual shareholders and Directors…

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NO ONE LIKES A SURPRISE: What to be wary of to stay out of trouble

KEI Concepts Vol. 2 No. 2

It would appear in this post-Enron environment that the market is extremely sensitive to surprises, to the extent of even overreacting to a mere change in information. The financial community is exercising caution in an environment where trust has been violated. What are some of the specific accounting tactics that are causing many analysts to be so cautious?

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MAKING IR A STRATEGIC WEAPON: Identify and know your target

KEI Concepts Vol. 2 No. 2

You probably have a very active investor relations program. Perhaps you are fairly valued or even trade at a premium relative to peers. Most likely your quarterly press releases are lengthy and thorough, you hold teleconferences that are well received by the attendees, and you regularly present at industry conferences sponsored by brokerage firms. But have you mastered the discipline of IR?

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HOW INVESTOR RELATIONS FIRMS CAN BOOST THE MARKET PROSPECTS OF SMALL COMPANIES

KEI Concepts Vol. 3 No. 1

When executives of Astronics Corp., a Buffalo, N.Y. company that provides specialized lighting for civilian and military airplanes, were preparing to spin off a printing and packaging division in early 2003,they almost overlooked a key player— the company’s biggest institutional investor, mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments…