8.1 List top management.
8.2 Summarize any recent management changes.
8.3 Provide management biographies.
8.4 Compile management compensation.
8.5 What other corporations are top managers associated with?
8.6 List any other news items about management (social clubs, political activity).
The company web site typically also includes biographical information of management.
Use a Canadian News Search and social media to find out more about management’s current activities.
When doing news searches, make sure to go to local newspapers and media outlets in the city in which the firm is located. Some of this information many not show up on a general search.
The System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI) is Canada’s on-line, browser-based service for the filing and viewing of insider reports as required by various provincial securities rules and regulations.
The Canadas Business Registries is a joint venture of all the provincial-territorial-federal governments, and nicely centralizes the basic information on companies.
Firms and top management are increasingly using a variety of social media and it is becoming an important research tool. LinkedIn is a popular business social-networking site. You need to be a member to search (membership is free) and you can search by companies as well as individuals. Facebook is becoming very popular with individuals and firms, and can be a great source of information. You need to be a member but membership is free.
The Dunn and Bradstreet Report on your firm may contain additional information. You will need to purchase it from D&B.
Carleton Resources (for Carleton students only)
Factiva allows you to search directly for news on management. The Datamonitor Report from Business Source Complete (you will need to select Business Source Complete from the list)also provides some basic information on management. Look under “company profiles” for the Datamonitor report.