Johnson’s Emerging Markets Institute Announces Research Initiative with BNY Mellon


Research collaboration will focus on BNY Mellon’s annual investor relations survey 

Johnson’s Emerging Markets Institute Announces Research Initiative with BNY Mellon

The Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is pleased to announce a research partnership with BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts business.  This collaboration will be focused on BNY Mellon’s long-standing global survey of corporate capital markets activities, “Global Trends in Investor Relations: A Survey Analysis of IR Practices Worldwide,” in its eighth edition this year. Following the release of BNY Mellon’s 2012 survey results on December 17, 2012, this joint research initiative will look to interpret the efficiency of global issuers’ strategies for approaching capital markets. .

“The Emerging Markets Institute is pleased to partner this year with BNY Mellon with their leading Survey of Global Investor Relations Trends,” said Professor Andrew Karolyi, Academic Co-Director of Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute. “Great synergy will undoubtedly come from BNY Mellon’s extensive experience with companies around the world, many of which are from emerging markets, their investor relations programs and our new institute’s access to the latest research on trends in global equity issuance and trading. The rapid-fire pace of globalization makes the benchmarking this survey provides more valuable than ever, not only to the DR issuers but to all market participants.”

“We’re excited to work with Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute to build a relationship that can benefit issuers worldwide,” said Guy Gresham, Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations Advisory for BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts business.  “When approaching new growth markets, a company’s investor relations strategy plays an integral role in supporting corporate objectives.  Whether it’s a regional stock listing or targeting new investors, it’s crucial for issuers to have insight on how best to approach these opportunities.  BNY Mellon’s partnership with Cornell University will be a powerful tool to help companies gain this insight.”

The full survey is available for download from BNYMellon and from the Emerging Markets Institute.

About Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute:

Established in 2010, the Emerging Markets Institute was founded at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to promote the research and study of emerging economies.  The Institute provides a private forum for lively exchange among corporate leaders from emerging and developed markets and leading researchers. We are building the most highly regarded academic program for the study of emerging markets—with the breadth, depth, and quality of education needed to effectively prepare business leaders for success.

About BNY Mellon:

BNY Mellon acts as depositary for more than 2,500 American and global depositary receipt programs, acting in partnership with leading companies from 68 countries.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals. It has $27.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.4 trillion in assets under management, services $11.6 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.4 trillion per day.