Euronext Corporate Services now available to VP Securities customers
VP Securities is pleased to offer our customers a new suite of services from Euronext Corporate Services. Access tailor-made advisory services and innovative solutions that help companies manage investor relations and communication, streamline governance and ensure compliance with market regulations.
“When we spoke about the benefits of VP joining the Euronext Group, one of the advantages we discussed was the opportunity to offer our customers a broader portfolio of value-adding services,” states Henrik Ohlsen, Customer Relations and Sales Director at VP. “Euronext Corporate Services is an ideal example of how Danish issuers can leverage the experience and reach of our pan-European organisation to manage their relationships with investors more efficiently.
Innovative solutions tailored to the individual customerEuronext Corporate Services includes a wide range of investor relations, communications, governance and compliance services. These services provide a unique blend of digital tools, coupled with analysis and advisory solutions. “VP has always had a strong technological focus. We’ve long realised that we could use technology to make the issuance and settlement process more efficient, and, in recent years, our focus has been on how we can use technology to help our customers with their internal processes as well,” says Henrik Ohlsen. “Working together with Euronext Corporate Services, we’ll now be able to offer our customers a more advanced technology platform, and supporting services tailored to their specific needs and business requirements.”
“We are excited to build on our rapidly developing presence in the Nordics and look forward to investing energy and resources into this important market. Through the team at Euronext Corporate Services, VP customers will have access to an additional 100 expert Euronext employees, specialising in investor relations, communications, governance, compliance and ESG, with a background of servicing over 3,000 customers in more than 25 different countries. That’s a considerable amount of knowledge and expertise that our Danish customers can benefit from,” explains Pierre-Edouard Borderie, Head of Euronext Corporate Services
Just in time for AGM season
With social distancing requirements still in place in a number of countries, many of this year’s AGM activities will take place in a virtual environment. In Denmark, for example, the Danish government approved an amendment giving a company’s management the option to hold a fully or partially virtual general meeting, without needing authority under the company’s articles of association. “We’re expecting to facilitate between 100-110 virtual AGMs this year,” Henrik Ohlsen says. “We have the technical platform in place, and with the addition of Euronext Corporate Services, we can offer Danish companies a wide range of investor services to augment their virtual AGM.” For example, companies can employ Company Webcast, a complete webcasting service and reporting platform, to broadcast their virtual AGM.
A growing portfolio of investor services
Euronext Corporate Services is just one of many recent developments that have expanded the portfolio of investor services available to VP customers. “Our new Collector solution, which will also be available for the AGM season, is another example of using technology to help companies meet regulatory requirements,” Henrik Ohlsen says. “With this palette of new services, we are well-positioned to support our customers during the busy AGM season, and beyond.”
Expanded Euronext Corporate Services Portfolio
Euronext Corporate Services can support:
- Identification and analysis of the shareholder base of listed companies
- Investor targeting, and perception studies, to maximise roadshow effectiveness
- Advisory on ESG for corporates
- Webcasts of press conferences, analyst meetings, town halls, and other corporate events
- Hybrid or virtual AGMs
- Compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation and the Whistleblower Directive
- Organisation and streamlining of board meetings (including virtual if required by the conditions)