16 Aug 2012 12:10

Interfax Business Service and Thomson Reuters sign a new agreement to provide Investor relations services

Moscow. 16 August. INTERFAX – Interfax Business Service, a subsidiary of Interfax Information Services Group, specializing in providing Investor relations services, have signed a new strategic agreement with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The agreement, which expands on a previous collaboration between both firms, is aimed at providing Investor relations services to companies in Russia and the CIS countries.
Companies in Russia and CIS require quality investor management programs in order to compete effectively for investment capital in the current global environment.
Alexei Novikov, Managing Director, Russia and CIS, Thomson Reuters said: “This collaboration will allow clients to have access to the most comprehensive range of IR information, analytics and workflow tools available in the Russian and CIS market. The agreement will enable companies to better understand key factors impacting their share price, anticipate investor behavior, communicate directly with the investment community, and measure the impact of their IR program.”
Stanislav Martyushev, Interfax Business Service CEO, commented: “Through this collaboration, we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions that meet the IR demands of Russian and CIS companies, leveraging the strengths of both Interfax and Thomson Reuters. Interfax Business Service has unique Russian market data, experience in successfully implementing large projects, and a strong local team. As the largest global provider of Investor relations solutions, Thomson Reuters provides unique insight into buy-side investment decision making, access to the same proprietary information that is used by institutional investors and innovative IR workflow solutions.”
“As an example, many companies want to gain a combined view of both their Russian and international shareholder base. With in-depth local investment market knowledge from Interfax and unique insight into international capital flows from Thomson Reuters, clients could gain a comprehensive understanding of global institutional investor activity in both their locally listed shares and international issues including Depositary Receipts,” added Martyushev.
Interfax and Thomson Reuters will also collaborate on bespoke advisory and consulting projects to address the specific IR needs of Russian and CIS companies. In this regard the Securities’ Liquidity Enhancement Program could be mentioned. Clients can access these IR solutions through either Interfax Business Service or Thomson Reuters.
Interfax Business Service is a leading Russian consulting company in the area of Investor relations. The company specializes in providing technology services for investor relations, preparing content for investor communications and consulting services in the area of building Investor relations. In 2005-2012 the company has served more than 70 clients from more than 10 industries in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Interfax Business Service is a subsidiary of Interfax Information Services Group and is uniquely positioned to provide IR services: it has access to resources of the leading Russian news agency Interfax, tight connections to Russian institutional and individual investors, and experience in working with issuers and investors in various areas (information disclosure, ratings advisory, credit risks, analytics) and various CIS countries.