Building your Debt IR capability

This informative half-day course will look at current best practice in debt IR, how to deliver an effective debt IR programme, and will discuss the benefits of proactive debt IR engagement. No previous knowledge of debt markets is required and the course would benefit IR practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge of debt IR and teams looking to build their debt IR activity.

What will I gain?

  • A sound understanding of debt investor base and capital structure
  • The essentials of developing an effective debt IR programme
  • A review of best practice disclosures and presentations
  • A firm grasp of the role of rating agencies and their interactions with companies
  • An action plan that can immediately be implemented in the workplace

"Very good, concise, to the point and backed by real life examples and applications. Thoroughly enjoyed it."

"Very well explained and balanced between "theory" and case studies."

"Very useful, I liked that it was interactive, we had good debates and discussions. Very comprehesive, good content, videos were useful. Excellent session."

Course tutor: Lorraine Rees - MD, IR-connect

Lorraine’s background in IR, strategy, corporate finance and banking allows her to bring different perspectives, practical guidance and a wide variety of real-life case studies to this course. As a former IR Director, debt was often a key investor issue, requiring the development of active debt IR programmes and best-in-class debt disclosures, whilst working closely with Group Treasury and the rating agencies. As an equity analyst during the banking crisis she closely followed the sub-prime crisis and "toxic" instruments and their impact on the markets as well as engaging more and more frequently with debt investors alongside equity investors. Lorraine established the investor relations consultancy, IR-connect, in 2015, having formerly been IR Director at Standard Life plc, Head of IR at The Phoenix Group, and an equity analyst at Exane BNP Paribas.


  • Understanding your debt investor base and capital structure
  • Rating Agencies
  • Benefits of pro-active debt investor engagement
  • Development of a Debt IR programme
  • Best practice disclosure and presentations
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Course level

Specialist courses


Central London

Course dates

19 March 2019
9.00am to 1.00pm

10 September 2019
9.00am to 1.00pm

  • IR Society members (£389 + VAT)
  • IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
  • Non-members (£519 + VAT)
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