IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module One: IR toolkit to comply with regulation

For IR professionals, compliance with rules and guidelines is an essential part of the job. Whether it is in financial reporting, market disclosures, compliance with relevant listing regimes, the treatment of inside information, or in the context of a transaction, mistakes are costly – not least in reputational terms.This two day course provides an analysis of current legislation and forthcoming changes.

Day One will provide a basic IR Toolkit, covering the fundamental areas of regulation and compliance that affect IR, while Day Two looks at more specific areas and situations, such as IPOs and transactions. Attendees will learn how the legal and compliance requirements for IR communications fit together, how they are applied in practice, and what best practice standards are. To achieve this, and to support those intending to sit the IR Society’s CIR qualification, the course uses many case studies and examples, encouraging discussions about shared experiences.

The Society recommends all members to attend this course at least once to ensure they understand the legislative environment in which they work.

What will I gain?

Who should attend
This course is aimed at both new and experienced IR, corporate communications and financial PR professionals. This course would also be useful for others involved in IR such as company secretaries. It is also relevant to anyone studying for the CIR qualification.

Really good session - case studies particularly helpful at bringing it to life

Really helpful and added context to course materials - case studies and discussions really helpful

Very useful overview of the regulations, especially as a newcomer to the IR function, and bringing my knowledge up to date. I especially liked all the real life examples - companies, fines, outcomes of tougher regulation. Excellent course

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare


Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.


Module One
IR toolkit to comply with regulation
• Understanding the regulatory framework
• Insider dealing and market abuse; how to deal with price sensitive information
• Disclosure and transparency rules – continuing obligations
• Knowing your shareholders
• Financial calendar and reporting
• The role of the company secretary and IR
• Recent case studies and current issues

Please be aware that this is Module One of a two module course.  To ensure you are fully up to date with the latest Transactions and Listing Obligations please also attend IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module Two.

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Course level

Core IR Skills


Central London

CPD points


Course dates

9 November 2017
9.00am to 5.00pm

30 January 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm

11 April 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm

5 September 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm

7 November 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm

  • Module One - IR Society members (£419 + VAT)
  • Module One - IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
  • Module One - Non-members (£599 + VAT)
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