Capital Access Group (CAG) has been at the forefront of comment around the impact of MiFID II on its clients and investor audience. At the end of the first quarter 2018, we are now particularly interested in a specific impact which, if current trends prove accurate, could alter the nature of corporate/investor communication.

In this, our fourth quarterly survey of investor opinions, we focus on the current position and outlook for consensus forecasts for listed companies. We believe that the public provision of this data by third parties is under threat from the constraints of MiFID II and that, as a result, management teams will have to spend more time in direct communication with shareholders and new investors alike.

To test this theory, we have constructed a short question set. This should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and we encourage you to take part. Your views on this important topic will inform how we advise our clients on corporate access and wider financial communications for the year to come.

To encourage participation, we are running a quarterly competition to forecast the level of the FTSE 100 index in 3 months’ time. A bottle of champagne will be awarded to the winner.