Speaking to sophisticated investors.
When ASB decided to follow their owner, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in raising capital through a sophisticated Subordinated Notes issue, the task was as much about project managing through a complex internal governance process as it was about publishing an Investment Statement.
While six months is a long gestation period for an Investment Statement, the heavy involvement of the Boards of both ASB and CBA and lawyers on both sides of the Tasman ensured that this project and countless mini deadlines, for board papers, due diligence committees etc meant that the six months was absolutely necessary.
The design approach had to comply with the ASB corporate brand guidelines which vary quite notable from the consumer brand presence that most of us are used to seeing.
The resulting document helped ASB raise around $300 million.
Integrated Reporting Principles - Alignment in storytelling
There are a number of reasons why ‘alignment’ is a good word to keep in mind when planning your corporate reporting – and integrated reporting in particular. This eight minute video spells them out, and goes on...
Our 5-Year Rollcall of ARA Winners
Every year when the ARA Awards (Australasian Reporting Awards) are announced, we quietly congratulate each other, knock together a social media post and move on to the pressing projects of the day. But this year,...
Integrated Reporting Insights – The connectivity principle
This video in our series on integrated reporting looks at the guiding principle of ‘Connectivity of Information’. This is the bit where <IR> asks you to join the dots between the various things that are...