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Financial Communications Observatory

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Created in 2005, the Observatoire de la Communication Financière (OCF) is an association that serves as a forum for the observation of financial communication and promotes exchanges amongst financial market professionals.

This initiative is intended primarily to provide listed companies of all sizes, for the very first time, with a multidisciplinary perspective on the main challenges of financial communication and to promote best practices in the field.

OCF members:

OCF members base their work on three complementary areas:

  • Observation and analysis of changes in the financial communication landscape and their impact on listed companies’ practices, through research papers and surveys.
  • Confrontation of issuers’ standpoints with market opinion at conferences, and participation in open discussions on the subject.
  • Assistance to listed companies in resolving different types of financial communication issues, through training workshops and the publication of benchmark analysis.

OCF publications:

  • Financial Communications Lexicon (in French only)
  • Financial Communications: Framework and Practices

Financial Communications: Framework and Practices

The latest edition June 2015 continues to promote best practices in financial communication since the publication of the original guide in 2008. Thanks to a multidisciplinary team of contributors, it demonstrates that while financial communication obeys a set of rules and regulations, their implementation leaves a great deal of freedom to issuers.

This guide provides an easily digested overview of the regulatory framework applicable to financial communication, updated each year to take account of changes in regulations in France. It also ad-dresses the practices and hence the daily work of investor relations professionals as regards internal relations and relations with financial markets. The latest developments in the profession are covered in the third chapter of this edition.

This guide also provide:

  • an appendix dedicated to the registration document;
  • press releases as illustrative examples of the practices.

Download 2016 issue of "Financial Communications: Framework and Practices".

See online Guide with the examples of press releases.