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When It Comes to ROIC, Investors May Not Be Buying the Company Line

A survey suggests companies need to do a better job selling their plans to improve returns on invested capital

Investors are clamoring for companies to disclose their return on invested capital, but they aren’t exactly buying the story companies are trying to tell with the metric. In a survey this spring by investor relations experts Rivel Research Group, ROIC once again scored as the most important financial metric for global investors that companies can talk about…

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The Hottest Metric in Finance: ROIC

General Motors placated activist investors with help of return on invested capital

Last year, General Motors Co. fended off a group of activist investors with the help of an esoteric financial metric to which it had previously paid little heed.

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Rivel Research Group to Present at AIMSE 39th Annual Marketing & Sales Conference

Asset Manager Perception Studies Provide Specific Drivers and Insight Beyond Performance Surrounding Target Market’s Asset Allocation Decisions

NEW YORK – April 29, 2016 – Rivel Research Group, a leader in global investor research and analytics, today announced that it will be presenting the results of the recent AIMSE perception study at the upcoming AIMSE 39th Annual Marketing & Sales Conference on May 2nd. The conference is taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel from May 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. 

Commissioned by AIMSE in late 2015, the study involved unattributed interviews with more than 70 AIMSE members and potential members. The objective of the study was to provide the board with insight on where current opportunities exist to bolster AIMSE’s overall value proposition to its members.

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Rivel Research Group Welcomes Dave Bobker

Rivel Research Group’s Corporate Governance Division Welcomes Industry Veteran, Dave Bobker

Corporate Governance Intelligence Council Provides Accurate and Actionable Governance & Engagement Studies

NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Rivel Research Group, a leader in global investor market research and analytics, today announced the addition of corporate governance veteran, Dave Bobker, to its corporate governance division as vice president, business development.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dave join our corporate governance team,” said Brian Rivel, Rivel Research Group’s president. “With 17 years of governance experience, his expertise across a variety of corporate actions, proxy fights, annual and special meetings will be invaluable in helping our clients navigate these ever-changing waters in the governance and engagement arena.”

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Rivel Research Group’s Results to be Presented

Rivel Research Group’s Results to be Presented at Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals’ Webinar, The Role of the Corporate Secretary in Engagement

NEW YORK – April 26, 2016 – Rivel Research Group, a leader in global investor research and analytics, today announced that its research results conducted with the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals will be presented at an upcoming webinar. The webinar will focus on examining the role of the Corporate Secretary in engagement with investors on issues of corporate governance.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. EST, and will include the following panelists:

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