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Promoting excellence in IR

The Investor Relations Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

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FRC announces new UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC this week released the revised UK Corporate Governance Code. A ‘shorter, sharper’ Code, the FRC’s renewed focus is on the application of the principles with a move away…

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out…

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer awarded the 2018 IR Society Fellowship Awards

The Investor Relations Society ('IR Society') has announced at its Annual Conference held on 19 June 2018, that Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer are the recipients of its 2018 IR…

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

IR Society 2018 Best Practice Awards entries open today

The IR Society today launches its 18th Best Practice Awards (“Awards”). Judged by a panel of esteemed investor relations and investment community professionals, the Awards recognise companies’ best-in-class demonstration and…

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II

What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just…

Informed 98 – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled 'Operating in a MiFID II environment'. We asked contributors to explain the practical implications of the new regulatory changes.

Appointment of new Chief Executive

The Investor Relations Society, the UK’s professional body for investor communications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Davies as its new Chief Executive.

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About the IR Society

A membership organisation that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond

Our mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of our members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

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The Certificate in IR (CIR) & International Certificate in IR (ICIR) are internationally recognised qualifications.

The CIR is a valuable benchmark for those already in the profession and an essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in the investor relations profession.

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By becoming a member of the IR Society, you become part of a community dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the crucial role IR fulfills for companies, and the development of individual careers within investor relations.

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