Adam Frederick

Adam Frederick

Adam Frederick is the senior vice president of intelligence at Q4 Inc. and blogs regularly about surveillance and its applications for IROs.

How small-cap companies use stock surveillance: Understand short-selling, manage volatility, and more

For a small-cap company, especially one with thinly traded shares, a top investor suddenly exiting a position can have a devastating effect. IROs who use stock surveillance are …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

How Today’s IRO is Leveraging Technology to Better Understand Market Dynamics & Stock Performance

Ask any IRO which question senior management asks them most often, and they’ll likely say: “What’s going on with the stock today?” In years past, IROs had numerous …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Top 5 Ways IROs are Using Stock Surveillance to Drive Better Targeting

Investor targeting and shareholder outreach are at the heart of an IRO’s mandate, and a critical measure of an IR program’s success. The quality of investor one-on-one meetings …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Best Practices in Stock Surveillance: Top 5 Ways IROs are Leveraging Intelligence

As an IRO, your job involves keeping a close eye on your company’s stock – so having timely, accurate, and actionable intelligence is key. Without it, you can’t …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Not All Surveillance Products Are Created Equal…

In this day and age of artificial intelligence, machine learning computers, driverless cars, drones, virtual reality, cloud computing and more, why are IR professionals and the C-Suite still …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Potential Still Brewing… GE attracts new activists in Q4

Last week Carol Wolf, former Bloomberg reporter and regular contributor to the Q4 blog wrote about how the Q4 Activism Alarm (AA) had picked up an interesting trend …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Why Options Are Critical in Stock Surveillance and Market Intelligence

It has been suggested by one of my peers in the industry that, “options are an unreliable surveillance device for your stock.” Well, I couldn’t disagree more, and …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Surveillance 2.0 – A Game Changer for Investor Relations

In a recent blog post by Bloomberg entitled, Do IROs need shareholder surveillance services?, in which the financial information and news provider took a very narrow view of …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick

Is Today’s Market Structure Threatening to Make the IRO Extinct?

This past Friday I was lucky enough to sit on a panel at NIRI-Chicago Annual IR Workshop. The purpose of this particular discussion was to examine the current …

Adam Frederick
Adam Frederick