Testimonials

Here is what previous CIR candidates and IR professionals have to say about the CIR

“I decided to take the CIR qualification for two reasons: to learn and as a credibility boost. Both were important because I was new to IR, my predecessor was an experienced IR professional and because there is only one IR role at Halfords, requiring a lot of independent working. It is important to me to learn as much as I can about any role that I am in and the CIR provides a structured and recognised way of doing this, which complements the onthe-job learning.”
Adam Phillips - Head of Investor Relations, Halfords Group

“I found the CIR an excellent introduction to investor relations. It provided a combination of need-to-know legal and regulatory information, IR best practice and broadbased teaching across subjects anyone involved in IR needs to understand. The study guide gave a good level of detail, presented in a way that suited self-study. The online mock exam was very helpful in consolidating my learning and providing a focus for revision.”“I found the CIR an excellent introduction to investor relations. It provided a combination of need-to-know legal and regulatory information, IR best practice and broadbased teaching across subjects anyone involved in IR needs to understand. The study guide gave a good level of detail, presented in a way that suited self-study. The online mock exam was very helpful in consolidating my learning and providing a focus for revision.”
Paul Stockdale - Financial Controller, e-Therapeutics

“At Orient Capital, we consider the CIR a fundamental training tool for our internal team to build and evolve their knowledge of the IR industry. People in our team that have successfully passed the certificate have provided excellent feedback and consider it something incredibly useful for their IR careers.”
Alison Owers - CEO, EMEA, Orient Capital

"The CIR course was essential in keeping me updated on best practice, especially as I am based outside of the UK. The course was challenging with the corresponding material providing a clear overview of the key areas within investor relations.  The flexible nature of the course and the possibility to sit the exam at global locations allowed me to incorporate the studying and the exam into my day to day business schedule."
Muhammad Naveed - Mubadala GE Capital, UAE

"The CIR course is a great IR resource, providing a solid foundation for any IR professional who wants to broaden and consolidate their knowledge. I found the course to be both informative and challenging, the syllabus is broken down into clear sections, providing wide ranging knowledge from an overview of company law, to understanding listing obligations and compliance issues, to finance and accounting principles."
Jessica Coles - Head of Client Services, Design Portfolio

“As an international student I found studying for the Certificate in Investor Relations very worthwhile. It has given me a great insight and invaluable knowledge of best practice investor relations. The study guide material provided has been very helpful for me to use as a day-to-day IR reference too.”
Sergio Gomez-Garrote – Banco Civica, Spain

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