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Certificate in IR

An essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in the investor relations profession.

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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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Conference 2019 - Evan Davis confirmed as host!

We're delighted to announce that Evan Davis has once again confirmed that he will be the conference moderator for the 2019 IR Society annual conference.

IR Society Best Practice Awards 2018: Celebrating companies leading in Investor Relations

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards, the IR Society gathered together with over 500 professionals from across the capital markets to recognise the companies leading the…

Making sense of MiFID II: An interview with Laura Hayter

Laura Hayter of the IR Society offers some practical advice on how companies can make sense of MiFID II

ESG reporting should be the norm not the exception

There are many good reasons for companies, both small and large, to improve their ESG reporting practices – not least being financial and commercial benefits, says Nick Rose.

All things small and beautiful…

The problems for IROs in the small-cap sector have grown under MiFID II, but there are opportunities for these companies in a creative and systemic approach to IR, suggests Richard…

Momentum broking – the importance of not getting lost between deals

Beyond fundraising, a proactive small cap broker plays an invaluable role in broadening the investor audience, and driving liquidity, writes Derren Nathan.

Smaller companies and the changing face of the private investor

Private investors may be overlooked by large companies, but the small-cap sector can meet their needs in a rapidly-evolving market, writes Amanda Taylor.

Informed 100 – Autumn 2018

The main feature in this issue of Informed is titled 'IR for small caps' – which contains 10 articles from industry professionals about the current environment for smaller listed companies.

When having a specialist in IR can help small caps

Tish Crawford Jones talks to two experienced capital markets and IR professionals about the challenges facing small-cap IROs.

Miles Jupp to host 2018 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be actor, comedian and writer, Miles Jupp!

GovernArt and The IR Society announce the 2018 launch of the ICIR in Latin America

The International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) programme took place on June 26-27th 2018 in Santiago, Chile at the Santiago Exchange having been successfully started in 2017.

Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

The IR Society response to the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council.

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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

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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Join the IR Society

Keep up to date with the latest developments. Access best practice information. Network with peers.

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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