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IR for small companies - MiFID II and everything you need to know
Laura Hayter summarises key highlights from a recent event hosted for small-caps and how they navigate regulations post MiFID II.
Consultation Responses 28 February, 2018
Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The IR Society response to the FRC's Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.
Blogs 22 February, 2018
IR meets CR!
John Gollifer reviews the recent event hosted alongside Corporate Citizenship and ICAEW - IR meets CR: Do investors care about sustainability?
The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management
With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.
IR Society News 9 January, 2018
Global investors look to corporates to facilitate meetings directly as they cut back on sell side
Global investors look to corporates to facilitate meetings directly, as they cut back on sell side corporate access following MiFID II implementation.
Blogs 28 December, 2017
Building a US investor base after MiFID II
Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.
Blogs 21 December, 2017
Challenges and changes – nothing new for IROs
IR officers should be able to handle the issues thrown up by the new regulatory changes – and this is a good chance to show their value to their companies, argues Charles King.
Blogs 20 December, 2017
Treat MiFID II as an opportunity for deeper engagement
Craig Marks describes how the IR team at AstraZeneca is preparing itself for the regulatory changes and taking a positive view of the chance to improve its IR operations.
Blogs 19 December, 2017
Top tips to ensure you are ready for MiFID II
To mitigate the impact on listed companies, David Lloyd-Seed offers IROs eight key tips to help ensure a smooth transition into a MiFID II world.
Informed 19 December, 2017
Informed 97 – Winter 2017/18
This issue covers the 2017 IR Society Best Practice Awards, with pictures from the event and full coverage of the winners. There is also a feature on best practice in 2018, with articles discussing the political and regulatory landscape.
Industry News 7 December, 2017
Exane BNP Paribas publishes MiFID II Survey Report
We are delighted to share Exane BNP Paribas' latest MiFID II survey report published in partnership with the European IR Societies.
IR Society News 22 November, 2017
IR Society announces John Gollifer, General Manager, to step down in June 2018
John Gollifer, the General Manager of the IR Society, has advised the Board of the IR Society that he plans to retire in June 2018.
IR Society News 22 November, 2017
IR Society celebrates the ascent of IR at Best Practice Awards
At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner at the Tower of London, the IR Society recognised those companies that are leading the way in engaging with the capital markets, building trust, and strengthening corporate reputation.
Blogs 20 November, 2017
MiFID II: Top tips to make sure you are ready
David Lloyd-Seed, Chair of the IR Society, and Director of IR at Telefonica UK (O2) offers some tactical advice to IR professionals ahead of MiFID II implementation in January 2018.
IR Society News 26 October, 2017
Conference 2018 - Evan confirmed as host!
We're delighted to announce that Evan Davis has once again confirmed that he will be the conference moderator for the 2018 IR Society annual conference.
Blogs 19 October, 2017
The Impact of MiFID II for IROs: A Panel Discussion
Nasdaq hosted a MiFID II event in association with the IR Society this week. Laura Hayter reviews the discussion panel and offers some advice to IROs ahead of implementation in January 2018.
Consultation Responses 19 October, 2017
Exposure Draft: Amendments to Guidance on the Strategic Report
The IR Society's response to the FRC's draft amendments to guidance on the Strategic Report.
17 October, 2017
IR Society announces Shortlists for 2017 Best Practice Voted Awards
The IR Society is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Voted category of the IR Best Practice Awards for 2017.
Blogs 17 October, 2017
Implementing IR for all classes of capital
IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.