Latchmoor Search

Head of Investor Relations

Pay: Highly competitive

Latchmoor Search is working as the exclusively retained headhunter for a global technology company at the pre-IPO stage of a UK listing.

We are looking for a permanent Head of Investor Relations to establish a best-in-class IR program suitable for this dynamic company, known as a leader in innovation within their field. Reporting to the CFO and based in London, this role will require international travel. The permanent Head of IR will be expected to review and evolve the IR program established during the IPO, taking over seamlessly from consultants and brokers in consideration of investor feedback.

This is a senior role within the business, requiring an individual with strong communication skills and a positive attitude. The business also values strong general business acumen. Success in the role will require setting up seamless internal processes and systems for reporting to the senior management and the Board, becoming their trusted conduit to the market. In the post-IPO period, there will be an emphasis on consensus management and developing direct relationships with relevant buy-side segments, which will require this individual to be fully aware of the impact of MIFID II on investor and analyst behaviour.

The Head of IR will be responsible for devising key messages pertinent to the investor community, delivered through a variety of channels including an investor information hub on the client’s website and targeted media campaigns. This individual will be expected to generate content and provide final editorial for all IR communications, as such they will have to be an excellent writer and evidence of this may be tested or requested during the interview stage.

Successful candidates will be well-networked in the London financial markets and understand the governance and listing requirements of a UKLA registered firm. In addition, they must have strong knowledge of the workings of the buy-side and sell-side industries, and experience driving effective working relationships with analysts, brokers and investors alike. They will be equally-adept marketing the company on roadshows, as they are using their financial skills to model the business.

Applicants for this role must be financially literate and have some financial qualifications (e.g. CFA, ACCA/ACA) or equivalent capabilities. They will need to be able to travel in order to manage their internal stakeholder relations across a network of international offices and be comfortable with a global reporting line.

It is highly desirable to have sector experience within the technology or telecommunications industries. However, an enthusiasm for and working understanding of technology is essential.

Date posted: 29 August, 2018

Further information

If you are interested in this role and your experience corresponds to the requirements above, please send your CV to quoting the reference AJKV-440804. Please include a covering email highlighting any specific experience, knowledge or materials which may support your application. We will be in touch within 10 working days if your application is successful, but sometimes due to volume of applications we can not reply to all applicants.

Latchmoor Search is a specialist Executive Search firm focussing on Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs. We do not regularly advertise our assignments, so if you are an experienced Head or Director of Investor Relations and would like to discuss your career further in more general terms, please get in touch quoting reference JAB-001.

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