Making JSE and A2X stock information more accessible

Making JSE and A2X stock information more accessible

Unlock the Stock facilitates engagement between retail investors and the management of listed companies.  Some of the participating companies include:

ca & s
Calgro M3
Capital Appreciation
Pan African Resources
PBT Group

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Click below to watch the recordings of our past events on our YouTube channel – we encourage you to subscribe to this channel to stay up to date.

We provide an accessible knowledge-sharing platform for retail investors.

Respected market analysts The Finance Ghost and Mark Tobin joined forces with investor relations firm Keyter Rech Investor Solutions (KRIS) in 2022 to introduce a new knowledge-sharing platform to the South African investment market. Unlock the Stock provides retail investors with access to information and management of JSE and A2X stocks. It is the first online platform targeted solely at this group of investors, who rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to directly engage with the management of listed companies.

The platform provides direct and dedicated access to listed companies looking to connect with retail investors on a more personal level, with a presentation followed by a facilitated and dedicated Q&A session.

Unlock the Stock actively encourages listed companies to share financial information and to communicate their strategy, investment case, outlook, and any other meaningful background to support a deeper understanding of the company by retail investors.

Why listed companies should participate in
Unlock the Stock

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Across 2022, our YouTube channel generated more than 5,000 views from the 18 recordings of Unlock the Stock sessions. We encourage you to subscribe to the channel to stay up to date.

The finer details

Unlock the Stock is hosted monthly on a Thursday at 12:00– the 45-minute sessions are structured as follows:

  • A 12-minute company presentation (per company and limited to two companies per session) or
    a 25-minute company presentation (if a company prefers a solo slot).
  • A 20-minute Q&A session, with each company having a separately hosted chat room and where the investor can switch between chat rooms.

For pricing for both shared and solo sessions, please contact us by sending an email to zannae@kris.co.za.

Who we are

Collectively, our team has decades of experience in various investment, finance, investor relations and corporate communication roles.

The Finance Ghost

The Finance Ghost is an ex-investment banker and CA(SA) dedicated to making business less scary and investing more accessible to retail investors. With over a decade of experience in technical roles in financial markets, strategy roles in corporates and as a founder of start-ups, he now has a strong focus on investor education and helping people make better decisions with their money and businesses.

He is the author of the daily Ghost Mail publication, enjoyed by over 85,000 investors every week. He is the co-founder of the Magic Markets podcast (regularly a top 10 investing podcast in South Africa) and Magic Markets Premium, which now has hundreds of subscribers that enjoy research on global stocks. He is also the co-founder of bizval, an online valuation tool that makes investment banking quality valuations available to founders of SMEs at a price they can afford.

In addition, The Finance Ghost is a weekly columnist for Financial Mail, a monthly contributor to Investors Monthly (part of Financial Mail) and a weekly contributor to Daily Maverick.

Ghost Mail

Mark Tobin

Mark Tobin has 15 years’ experience across various investment and finance roles, having worked in Ireland, the UK, Australia and South Africa. In 2018 Mark launched Coffee Microcaps as platform to connect microcap investors with ASX Microcap industrial stocks. Coffee Microcaps hosts online and in-person events, conferences and microcap fund manager interviews. Mark also writes a free monthly newsletter, which can be found on the Substack platform.

He currently has a personal Twitter following of 2,000 while Coffee Microcaps has amassed a significant following of nearly 5,000 on Twitter, as well as considerable followers on other social media platforms, including YouTube and LinkedIn.

Coffee Microcaps


KRIS was established in 2004 to provide independent investor relations and strategic communication services to JSE-listed companies. The company has earned a solid reputation in the market for its professional and tactical approach to investor relations and strategic communications, helping to meaningfully connect South African listed companies to their shareholders and other stakeholders. KRIS’s network of around 2,000 analysts, fund managers and institutional investors is a considerable asset, as the team can tap into this network to better understand the market’s needs.

The founding members of the team have over 45 years of combined, deep experience in investor relations. As such they can offer insight into what information shareholders and potential investors want from listed companies, and how best to communicate it. This ability to provide strategic and pro-active advice to clients extends to investor relations trends, perception polls, financial presentations, and other content aimed at the investor market, including Integrated Reports.

Coffee Microcaps

About our technology partner, Lumi Global

This platform would not be possible without our technology partner, Lumi Global.

To find out more about their various integrated on-line AGM and investor presentation solutions, visit Lumi Global.

Lumi logo

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Contact us

Should you wish, as a listed corporate to participate in Unlock the Stock, or simply would like more information, please contact:

Deborah Chapman | 076 650 4155 | deborah@kris.co.za
Vanessa Rech | 083 307 5600 | vrech@kris.co.za

If you are a retail investor, fund manager, analyst or journalist and you do not want to miss this great platform, please subscribe using the form below to receive invitations, updates and notification of Unlock the Stock recordings loaded onto our YouTube channel, or reach out to

Zannae Vlok | 084 846 4219 | zannae@kris.co.za