Forward Thinking Investor Relations
January 2018
In this issue:

This issue discusses:
Latam IR part III and MiFID II

As part of an exclusive three-part report, i-advize takes a closer look at the IR profession in terms of:
  • Part 1: Team Composition (July 2017 Issue)
  • Part 2: Professional Backgrounds, Responsibilities/Aspirations (October 2017 issue)
  • Part 3: Compensation and Budgets (current issue)
We also discuss MiFID II, a European law that's about to change how assets from stocks to commodities are traded and investors' money is managed.

Inside Look at LATAM IR
Part III: Compensation and Budgets
This final installment of the three-part series focused on the Latin American IR profession specifically pertains to the budgets and compensations of IR departments throughout the region. The information contained in this report was obtained from the i-advize survey entitled IR Demographic and Compensation Study that was distributed to issuers in August 2017...

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MiFID II: Time to Begin Preparing for Change
It's been 20 years since you first heard the term "RegFD" and 10 years ago "SOX" turned your legal team upside down.  Well, this week you will start to hear more and more about MiFID II, which stands for the 2nd installment of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, a European law taking effect on January 3, 2018 that standardizes investment services regulations across all members of the European Union.  The original MiFID law took effect in November 2007 and helped level the playing field among EU countries by organizing the internal controls of investment firms and how they conduct business with customers across Europe...

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Arca Continental Analyst Breakfast - NYC 
(BMV: AC*) -   October 31, 2017

Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world, held an analyst breakfast at the New York Palace Hotel to update the sell-side community on the progress made in integrating its new U.S. bottling operation. The event included presentations, as well as a question and answer session, featuring the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Francisco Garza Egloff.
Eletrobras Investor Day 2017 - NYC 
(NYSE: EBR, BM&F BOVESPA: ELET3) - October 31, 2017
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras, the largest company in the electric sector in Latin America and the leader in electric power generation and transmission in Brazil, held the 2017 edition of its investor luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange. Among the topics discussed were: Eletrobras' outlook, strategy, corporate sustainability and commitment to achieving profitable growth. During the event, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wilson Ferreira also provided information regarding the privatization model for the power distribution units of state-run Eletrobras.
Mr. Wilson Ferreira, CEO of Eletrobras
TIM Brasil Day 2017 - NYC 
(NYSE : TSU, BM&F BOVESPA: TIMP3) - November 13, 2017

TIM Participações, a leading Brazilian telecommunications company, hosted its 2017 Investor Day with a breakfast presentation for members of the market at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel. The successful event included presentations by new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stefano De Angelis, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Adrian Calaza, Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Luis Minoru, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Pietro Labriola and Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Leonardo Capdeville. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session. Management delivered a positive message on further potential from margin expansion from digital transformation, as well as revenue growth from broadband and mobile upselling.   
Vale Investor Day - NYC 
(NYSE: VALE, BR: VALE3, VALE5) -  December 6, 2017
Vale, a multi-national diversified metals and mining company, and the second-largest nickel producer in Brazil, held its 15th Annual Investor Day at The New York Stock Exchange with the presence of top buy-side and sell-side market participants and media outlets. During the event, Mr. Fabio Schvartsman, Chief Executive Officer, presented Vale's perspectives for the coming year, in which the key message was a continued focus on disciplined capital allocation, improved efficiency, a stronger balance sheet and ultimately a commitment by the management team to shareholder value.
On that day, Vale also rang The Closing Bell  (see link)

Mr.  Fabio Schvartsman, CEO of Vale