Derek Handova

Derek Handova

Derek Handova is a freelance journalist, part-time blogger and full-time marketer in the telecommunications industry. He received his masters in business and bachelors in journalism at California State University, Long Beach.


People and Practices: in IR, it Takes all Kinds

Investor Relations (IR) professionals come from many fields. Some come to the function by way of the finance department. Others transfer in from mainstream corporate communications positions. Even former high school math teachers have...

What’s Up: Outrage over Wall Street, Shrugs in Silicon Valley (for now)

While there has been much outrage among average investors over excesses of Wall Street, reaction to financial scandals and exorbitant paychecks of Silicon Valley CEOs such as WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has been more...
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Which Press Releases do Investors really read?

Within the investor relations community there exists a school of thought that investors do not pay an inordinate degree of attention to press releases unless there is a large dollar figure attached to them....
Investor Relations: Employees are Stockholders, too!

Investor Relations: Employees are Stockholders, too!

Within the life of every publicly traded company will come a time when the stock market will discipline it for actual or perceived shortcomings. Punishment shall be meted out in the form of a...

Investor Economics 101 in 2014: Same as Ever

Overall, the economy in 2013 was sluggish net-net the world over. India was no exception. Companies, including sub-continent stalwarts such as Bharti Airtel, struggled to maintain margins. Pricing power being close to nonexistent, corporations...