On September 19, 2019, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) holds the “Overseas Investor Relations Management Master Class for SSE Listed Companies”, with an aim to help the listed companies better understand the needs of overseas investors and effectively connect with the overseas investors. Attending the forum are more than 160 people, including secretaries to directorates or heads of investor relations in the listed companies on the SSE Main Board and the SSE STAR Market. The training themes include how to understand investor relations from the perspective of a buyer, how to attract long-term overseas investors, how to build an effective corporate communication strategy and optimizing a balance sheet.
In recent year, an array of opening-up measures for the capital market have been implemented, with A Shares included into global benchmark indexes, the connectivity with overseas markets continuously strengthened, the QFII/RQFII mechanisms becoming more convenient, and the opening-up of the financial sectors expanded, and the participation of the overseas investors in the A-shares market and their influence on the market have been continuously strengthened. Under the above backdrop, the overseas investor relations management of the listed companies has become gradually significant.
According to experience, an effective investor relations management will contribute to improving the transparency of information disclosure, improving the corporate governance, enhancing the understanding of investors on the listed companies, elevating the company’s value, and helping the capital market give full play to its role in resource allocation. In order to better help the overseas investors understand the mechanisms, the policy updating and the investment channels in the Chinese capital market as well as further get to know the listed companies, since 2014, the SSE has embraced over 100 batches of overseas investors annually. Besides, it has established a special service team for the overseas institutional investors, which publicized the achievements in the growth and opening-up of the A-shares market, positively answered the questions raised by overseas investors and further grasped their needs. Moreover, the SSE has sponsored promotion activities, including “International Investors Communicating with SSE” and “International Investors Communicating with SSE-listed Companies”, in a bid to build an effective talk platform for the overseas institutional investors and the A-shares listed companies and expand the service coverage for the overseas institutional investors.
The training, co-sponsored by the SSE International Development Department and the SSE Enterprise Training Department, is another measure of the SSE for serving the listed companies and the overseas investors. Thanks to the measure, the SSE-listed companies learn from the excellent practices of overseas investor relations management and improve the overseas investor relations management, and the communication of the A-shares listed companies and the overseas investors is improved. Besides, the measure conforms to the trend of the continuously expanded opening-up of the capital market.
In the future, the SSE will continue to optimize the service system of the overseas investors, build talk platforms for the overseas investors and the listed companies, attract foreign capital to the A-shares market and fuel the opening-up of the capital market.