Depositary Receipt Market Update

As another unusual year in the worlds capital markets drew to a close, we witnessed many developments in the DR market. Global investment in DRs increased by more than $150 billion on a year-over-year basis through the third quarter of 2013, and the number of capital raising transactions increased 65%, over 2012.

We saw 14 new capital raising transactions from China, while Eastern Europe raised nearly $2.8 billion. Latin America saw increased capital raising activity in the airline sector, while South Africa saw 10 new programs established during the year. >>


A Survey Analysis of IR Practices Worldwide

Systemic market, political risk, followed by the uncertainty of new financial regulation are the top issues named by companies as having an impact on global market confidence, according to the results of our ninth annual investor relations survey conducted in late 2013.

The report Global Trends in Investor Relations 2013 looks at how publicly traded companies are managing their IR practices and the issues affecting them. It is based on survey results from nearly 700 respondents across 63 countries spanning the range of market cap and industry sectors. >>


Overseas companies looking for increased visibility, access to capital or to diversify their shareholder bases may find an opportunity on SGX, according to BNY Mellon's recent guide to SGX and depositary receipts.

SGX offers alternatives for overseas issuers considering listing, raising capital or being quoted and traded in Asia in DR form. This report explores these opportunities, the benefits of DRs, and compares American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and Singapore Depositary Receipts (SDRs) on SGX. >>

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