Capital Markets

December 4, 2018

Instinctif Partners launches IR Optic to strengthen client investor engagement


We are proud to announce the launch of our new Investor Relations tool, IR Optic, a perception gathering tool helping empower IROs to adapt to a post-MiFIDII environment.

The powerful diagnostic tool applies qualitative and quantitative techniques to independently measure investor sentiment over 12 key metrics. A team of experienced IR professionals deliver specialized recommendations to maximize clients’ interaction with the global capital markets.

A wave of investment community trends and regulatory changes are forcing debt and equity issuers to take more direct control of their institutional marketing efforts. IR teams are having to do more with less to stand out from the crowd just as competition for capital is intensifying. Furthermore, against the backdrop of MiFIDII, an increasingly time-poor buy side community is changing its approach to corporate access, which provides issuers with the opportunity to discuss innovative new ways to access market participants directly.

IR Optic helps improve IR activity by efficiently benchmarking and tracking investor sentiment, recognizing share price triggers at key moments, and identifying knowledge gaps and disconnects with the investment community, ultimately informing an optimized IR strategy.

Mark Walter, Partner at Instinctif Partners, commented:The IR function is growing in prominence by the day, just as the very nature of investor interaction is changing. Issuers have to develop a far more direct interface with the market using resonant and digestible equity stories and the latest communications techniques to capture the imagination of pitch-fatigued investors.

“IR Optic offers an alternative and cost-efficient approach to tracking sentiment, getting to the heart of issues that matter most to investors and ensuring that IR resources are maximized. The process is conducted by experienced IR professionals from Instinctif who are sensitive to respondents’ time constraints and sensitivities, before providing recommendations that are actionable and impactful to client IR programs.”

Further information about the new tool can be found on our Investor Relations page.