Next up in our “Meet the Team” series is Christopher Kearns, CEO of Depositary Receipts. We spoke with Christopher about the emerging market landscape, how technology is evolving the business and what he’s hearing from clients. An excerpt of our conversation is below.
What are you hearing from clients?
We service the international, shareholders, of international issuers, so a lot of the conversation is really about how, our issuer clients around the world communicate and interact with their shareholder bases, their depository receipt holders. So much of what we talk about is really around thought leadership in that space, and we focused a great deal of attention on that. Current hot topics for global issuers focus on ESG investing which is environmental, social and governance-based investing, and generally about the world of investor relations. It’s been impacted fairly significantly by global regulatory change the way that companies interact and communicate with investors in the markets is being impacted by that change—MiFID II is a very good example—and so we’re certainly talking around that. Seeing how we might as a specialist, independent provider assist them, guide them as they navigate those changing waters.