Forward Thinking Investor Relations
July 2017
In this issue:

This issue discusses
- The IR Field-

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 (Current Issue)
  • Part 2: Professional Backgrounds, Responsibilities/Aspirations (upcoming October 2017 issue)
  • Part 3: Compensation and Budgets (January 2018 issue)


Inside the Investor Relations Field
Part I: IR Team Composition
In the investor relations field, we oftentimes spend so much time analyzing the investor market that we lose sight of what's happening within the IR team itself. However, knowing how other IR departments work and how they are comprised is helpful in remaining competitive in a market that is constantly changing and increasingly competitive.

This report is the first of a three-part series, and will review the composition of investor relations teams in certain developed markets. The goal is to bring IR knowledge to Latin American issuers in order to continue to drive growth and development in the investor relations field throughout the region.

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Extra, Extra!

Mr. Carlos Gómez
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Ana Lourdes Benavides
 Investor Relations Officer

We know of several IR positions that are available in Mexico for recent graduate or junior level executives to join dynamic companies in various sectors. 
**Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, have a management or financial degree, be flexible team players and  problem solvers. On-the-job-training and benefits available.**
Forward all resumes and inquiries to: 

Elementia Analyst Day 2017 - Mexico City
(BMV: ELEMENT*) - May 24, 2017
Elementia, a leading Latin American building materials company, hosted its first Analyst Day at its Mexico City headquarters this past spring. Sell-side analysts joined Elementia's management team, including: Mr. Francisco del Valle Perochena, Chairman; Mr. Fernando Ruiz  Jacques , Chief Executive Officer; and Mr. Juan Francisco Sanchez Kramer, Chief Financial Officer, as they discussed their view on the evolution of the construction chain and other growth-driving elements since the company's IPO in 2015. Additionally, the directors for the three main divisions, Cement, Metal Products and BuildingSystems, also reviewed Elementia's 10-year strategy ("Elementia 2.0 and 3.0") giving the market insight on the company's future goals and objectives. The presentations were followed by one-on-one sessions and a group luncheon.

U.S. Cement Division strategic overview
Elementia's Management Team

ABOUT ELEMENTIA: Elementia's organic growth and the result of its mergers and acquisitions has enabled it to be an integral platform with more than 4,000 products, backed by 14 local and regional brands including: Fortaleza ® / Nacobre ® / Mexalit ® / Eureka ® / Allura ® / Plycem ® / Eternit ® / Duralit ® / Fibraforte ® / Frigocel ®. The Company has operating presence in 9 countries and a broad distribution network for its three business divisions: Cement, Metal Products and BuildingSystems. Elementia is one of the largest and most diversified copper manufacturers and copper alloys worldwide, and the most recent player into the Mexican cement market in 70 years.
Copa Holdings 11th Annual Investor Day - NYC
(NYSE: CPA) - June 1, 2017

Copa Holdings' Management Team
At the beginning of the second quarter, Copa Holdings hosted the eleventh edition of its Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange. This event, geared towards analysts and investors, featured presentations, a question and answer session as well as networking opportunities with: Mr. Pedro Heilbron, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jose Montero, Chief Financial Officer, and members of Copa Holdings' senior management team. Among the topics discussed were the company's business and strategic vision (including Latin America outlook and expectations beyond 2017), as well as a financial, operational and commercial overview of the company.

Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services. Through its operating subsidiaries, Copa Airlines provides service to 74 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 101 aircraft: 80 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 21 EMBRAER-190s.
Bernstein's Annual Strategic Decisions Conference XXXIII - NYC
(NYSE: AB) - May 31 - June 2, 2017
This year, Berstein celebrated its Annual Strategic Decisions Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. This thirty-three year tradition at Sanford C. Bernstein is unique among investor conferences. It combines the industrial-strength research of Bernstein's independent equity analysts with the insights of CEOs from the world's largest and most recognized companies. Presenting companies included 3M, Boeing, Discover Financial Services, HP, Mastercard, McDonalds, Paypal and Wells Fargo, to name a few.

Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Founded in the U.S. in 1967 and in the U.K. in 1999, Bernstein has $498 billion in assets under management; collaborating across markets  in 21 countries along with 85,000 clients, 3,436 employees, 207 buy-side analysts and 144 portfolio managers to achieve better results.

Alliance Berstein Venue at the Grand Hyatt Hotel NYC
Gerdau Day 2017 - Virginia & NYC
(NYSE: GGB) - June 27 - 28, 2017
Gerdau, a leading manufacturer of long steel in the American Continent and a major global supplier of special steel, held a special luncheon for the investment community at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The event included presentations and a Q&A session by CEO - Mr. Andre B. Gerdau Johannpeter, CFO - Mr. Harley Lorentz Scardoelli and President, Long Steel North America Operation - Mr. Peter Campo. Featured topics included: company's strategy, North America BD and Gerdau's performance and outlook. The event also included a demonstration on the use of virtual reality in safety training.
The previous day, Gerdau also hosted a site tour at its Petersburg Mill in Virginia.
Gerdau also produces flat steel and iron ore in Brazil, activities that are expanding its product mix and the competitiveness of its operations. Moreover, it has industrial operations in 14 countries along America, Europe and Asia, with a combined installed capacity of more than 25 million tons of steel a year. It is also Latin America's biggest recycler and, worldwide, transforms millions of tons of scrap metal into steel every year, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates.
Virtual Reality Demonstration at Gerdau Day

Petersburg Mill Site Tour, Virginia