IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module Two: Transactions and Listing Obligations

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.

"The course made my interest in IR increase hugely - all my objectives were met and there were a lot of high quality discussions. A lot covered, and delivered very well, particularly on topics which could be considered dry!"

Aim

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 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.

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

Module Two
Transactions and Listing Obligations
• Introduction to current regulatory framework
• IPO Process and market choice
• Listing rules and Prospectus rules
• IPO timetable, team and responsibilities
• Transactions including take-overs and mergers & acquisitions
• Role of the Takeover Panel
• Overview of the US market regulations effecting IR
• A guest speaker addressing how the IRO works during these times of capital markets activity

Please be aware that this is Module Two of a two module course.  To ensure you are fully equiped with the IR toolkit to comply with regulation, please also attend IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module One.

Course tutor: Diane Faulks

Independent

Diane has over 20 years’ experience in the discipline of Investor Relations. She has held in-house roles for UK corporates Signet plc and BAA plc and advisory roles. For nearly 10 years she has assisted Citi Depositary Receipts’ clients with cross border communication during listing, capital raising and shareholder expansion. She also spent 3 years with Cantos specialising in helping corporates influence shareholders via digital and online programmes.

Over the years she has advised companies of all sizes, sector and location on strategies and actions to identify and achieve their IR goals. Diane is an active member of the international IR community speaking at events across Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has been a member of the IR Society since 1994, a board director from 2000-2006 and Chairman of the Society from 2003-2005.

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  • Module Two - IR Society members (£419 + VAT)
    £502.08
  • Module Two - IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
    £0
  • Module Two - Non-members (£599 + VAT)
    £718.80

Course level

Core IR Skills

Location

Central London

Course dates

6 July
9.00am to 5.00pm

15 November
9.00am to 5.00pm

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