Appendix 4C – quarterly
Helping Leaders Rethink Their Long-Term Value Creation
R3D Global was selected by Stewardship Asia Centre as its partner to co-organise its inaugural Stewardship Conversation series in Sydney on 29 March 2017. This event is a mutual learning and sharing platform for business leaders about stewardship and corporate governance.
Stewardship is about ensuring that a business can thrive and sustain growth while enhancing the wealth of its stakeholders and the well-being of the societies in which it operates over the long term. We are living in a world where the ownership of firms is increasingly fragmented, and investment structures more complex, and the time horizons of investors, executives and owners do not always coincide.
Hosted in a luncheon format by Mr. Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of Stewardship Asia Centre, the discussions were engaging and packed with insightful sharing of succession planning, long term value creation, finding the right balance between short and long term considerations as well as shareholder responsibility.
Among the leaders who attended are Chairmans, business owners and CEOs from a wide range of industries, including Patrick McClintock, Chairman of Myer, Robert Kok, Councilor of the City of Sydney, Kelly Morgan, Chairman of Azure Group and Danielle Robertson, Chairman of Family Business Australia.
R3D helped Stewardship Asia Centre create new dialogues with its expanded audience of business leaders in Australia to rethink about stewardship values. The event was extremely well received, and has further sprouted exchanges among the leaders.
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Independent investment research and advisory providers have historically seemed hard to get along with, potentially resulting in many unanswered questions or lack of descriptions for products they are meant to advise on. But, with today’s tech savvy and trend following Australian share market traders, its critical to have timely and sufficient information to make fast and profitable trading decisions. Enter Equity Story, with an astounding 18.79%* return per closed recommendation for their clients.
Source: **R3D interpretation based on IBIS World Report, 2016)
Equity Story takes the emotion and confusion out of trading so that the 2.52 million Australian current non-investors who are keen to get invested (ASX, 2015), actually can! With a newly secured and unique $5.00 brokerage arrangement through OpenMarkets, alongside two or more ‘buy’ recommendations each week, Equity Story is currently levelling the investment playing field for smaller and less sophisticated investors. R3D Global (ASX:R3D) (Equity Story’s Investor Relations firm) is also assisting the group with the digital distribution of the Equity Story products, which aligns with its recent rebranding and renewal of its website and members portal, housing the plethora of content, daily reports, videos, and recommendations. This enhanced experience displays exactly how much Equity Story values its clients so that the focus can be shifted away from stress and into increasing profit on investments with the monitoring of latest trends.
R3D Global is working with Equity Story on providing innovative distribution, digital media production and a global distribution reach.
FOMO stands for “fear of missing out” and it’s something we all have. But, between both R3D Global (ASX: R3D) and its client OpenMarkets, we simply can’t stand to let it happen to you, especially with our biggest innovation push yet.
R3D Global is excited to promote OpenMarkets’ open thinking, open technology, and open opportunities approach to becoming the first Australian, independent, trading organisation to offer overseas account opening technology for self-directed investment from foreign traders, specifically those currently sitting in Asia.
OpenMarkets is a tech savvy online brokerage firm headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. With this strategic location, they’ve already been servicing clients in some of the most customised ways and breaking down barriers for new and small capital traders, offering some of the most nationally competitive brokerage prices. Furthermore, by taking trading technology outside of banking institutions, they’ve been able to better and more quickly apply real human resource skills, creating a leaner team and a more efficient registration process for new customers.
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Recently, OpenMarkets and their partners BMY Group, participated in The Star Chinese Festival of Racing in February, 2017, as hosted by R3D Global in partnership with The Australian Turf Club. This event increased brand awareness across Asia through the engagement of the established Australian-Asian community, working towards the creation new business partnerships and a larger network of friends and satisfied customers.
OpenMarkets is truly on the verge of a break through with the roll out of this technology having also just won a Deloitte TechFast 50 award. Not only will they be allowing investors to self-manage and direct their funds, but they are creating a highway for funds into Australian publicly traded businesses.
With this movement OpenMarkets offers efficient trading opportunities, Australian company news, and customised Application Programming Interface (API) technology to global investors in the fastest and least expensive means seen in industry currently.
For more information on how R3D Global can promote your business and get involved in R3D investor relations events, or find out more about our services, please visit www.r3d.com.au, or register your details – because we don’t want you to miss out on this world.
With 36% of adult Australians owning shares (ASX, 2015), and just shy of $1,000 median weekly equivalised disposable income (ABS/SIH, 13-14 Report, 2016), Australians have the capacity to add to or initiate investments in their listed businesses. The ASX ownership study goes on to mention that an additional 2.52 million Australians would get invested, but are feeling confused and possibly don’t realise that they already have near instant access to superior financial advice ensuring their investment decisions could be efficient and well-informed ones.
CEO of Equity Story, Trent McGraw, recently launched the research house’s rebranded website and stated, “we rebranded our business and rebuilt our membership site to ensure our image reflects our market leading results.” Equity Story currently leads the advisory market in annualised returns to investors, as well as quality content production. With two or more ‘buy’ recommendations per week for the past two years, plus daily videos, analysis of trends, and $5.00 brokerage through OpenMarkets trading platform, equity trading can finally be simplified.
Equity Story has built a loyal following through establishing recommendations earning an average of 18.79%* return per closed trade. Furthermore, by offering members decreased brokerage costs, they pave the way for short-term trading strategies while bringing the cost of “keeping up” down. McGraw went on to mention:
“There are very few services or individuals out there that will take the time to look out for the mum and pop’s or other inexperienced investors with even just a little amount of capital to trade. This is the very reason Equity Story exists so that every dollar counts, and furthermore has the chance to generate a return.”
R3D Global (Equity Story’s Investor Relations firm) is also assisting the group with the digital distribution of the Equity Story products, with a new corporate site which is sleek and engaging and provides its members with expansive knowledge and timely calls to action. Prospective members also have three product offerings to choose from including an ability to enjoy up to 14 days of free trialling. This allows for an enhanced trading experience without any ongoing commitment.
And that’s The Equity Story – facilitating reliable trading decisions to help Australian investors become more and more knowledgeable every day.
Sydney 17th March 2017: The Board of Directors are delighted to announce Florence Fang R3D as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Ms. Fang is a well-regarded communications and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region. Under her leadership, she has successfully won over 600 PR and marketing campaigns regionally for Government agencies in the APAC region, as well as leading B2B and B2C brands.
R3D Chairman, Mr Alberto Migliucci, says: “We are extremely delighted to welcome Ms. Fang as CEO to lead R3D Global in its expansion plans into the Asia region as well as opening new digital media opportunities throughout the world. R3D is definitely the only ASX listed IR digital media company with such strong in-roads into Asia. Ms. Fang’s understanding of the IR and PR market and her leadership experience is extensive and she brings that knowledge to R3D at an exciting time in the company’s development.”
Ms. Fang, who joined R3D Global Limited in 2016, says she is delighted to be appointed Chief Executive Officer. “It’s my pleasure to take up this challenge and lead R3D Global Limited to greater heights. Our goal is to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the digital IR and PR space in the coming years.”
Ms. Fang’s extensive experience in senior management roles includes Visa International Asia Pacific where she held the title of Director of Communications and Director of e-Visa, as well as at International Data Corporation (IDC) and Microsoft Softimage. Ms. Fang possesses extensive knowledge in the fields of technology marketing, media, digital productions, FinTech and corporate communications, which will provide an invaluable advantage to R3D Global’s existing digital media platform.
R3D Global Limited (ASX:R3D) digital investor relations is honoured to have supported Fat Prophets Pty Ltd on the promotion of The Global Contrarian Fund which successfully raised $49 million.
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) for The Global Contrarian Fund targeted raising $16.5 million however it closed on Friday, 10 March, 2017 with an approximate 3x oversubscription, the company confirmed.
Fat Prophets stated we “worked with R3D Global on what lead to a tremendous finish for our Contrarian LIC. R3D has a vast distribution network of both Australian and Asian investors that proved to be heavily interested in The Global Contrarian Fund.”
The R3D campaign most notably resulted in significant increases of views of the fund’s YouTube interview of its CEO, where he talks about his personal experience which has prepared him for taking on this challenge.
Fat Prophets further commented “R3D provided fast and thorough press releases, as well as engaging email campaigns. Fat prophets looks forward to working with R3D in future projects.”
Fat Prophets is a leading research house that also provides fund management opportunities for its clients. With a service offering over 15 years, alongside its successful management team, Fat Prophets can also now boast its very own Listed Investment Company (LIC) which takes total funds under management to around $150 million.
Alberto Migliucci, Chairman of R3D stated “R3D would like to congratulate the Fat Prophets team on a job well done. A key part of R3D’s custom offering to Fat Prophets was providing access to our unique footprint amongst potential Australian and Asian investors.”
R3D is a leading dynamic and disruptive digital investor relations specialist with innovative distribution, digital media production and global distribution reach. R3D Global successfully promoted the registration of interest in this IPO across four targeted social media channels out of its 14 global profiles, as well as through our 100+ Asian media partners. Additionally, R3D Global distributed news to its database of Australian and Asian investors generating thousands of unique new views.
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