Piacente Co-Sponsors DFIN Seminars Featuring EVP Ross Warner

Piacente Financial Communications was honored to co-sponsor Donnelley Financial Solutions’  (DFIN) Summer Seminars: Hot Topics in U.S. Listings in the Post-pandemic Period, held in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. These events featured a lineup of distinguished speakers and thought leaders from the capital markets ecosystem including Deutsche Bank, Kirkland Law, Han Kun Law, Nasdaq, and KPMG, among others, and focused on key themes currently shaping the macro environment for Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges.

Ross Warner, Piacente’s Executive Vice President, joined representatives from KPMG, Nasdaq and Lockton for a panel discussion titled “How U.S.-listed Chinese companies should respond to upcoming regulatory changes and opportunities,” where he offered practical insights into how public companies are and should be adapting their investor relations strategies in the face of a down market. Ross emphasized the importance of information flow and re-evaluating investor targeting tactics, as well as the significance of ESG best practices as a competitive advantage in attracting capital.

Other seminar highlights included a discussion on “New Prospects for China’s Economy,” where a prominent economist from Deutsche Bank provided a comprehensive overview of the Chinese economy and the shifting drivers during the first half of 2023. In addition, the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s new regulations on Chinese companies listed in the U.S. was a pivotal subject, with a representative from Han Kun Law offering a deep dive into the changes affecting how Chinese-based companies can list abroad. A speaker from Kirkland Law also explored the SEC’s evolving supervision of Chinese companies listed in the U.S., shedding light on the changing regulatory landscape and its implications for cross-border listings.

As China’s largest ADR IR firm, Piacente has established a trusted reputation for professionalism and quality and possesses a unique birds-eye view of issues impacting China-based ADRs. We were pleased to contribute our expertise and perspective at these influential events alongside an esteemed group of our peers.