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Blogs 5 July, 2018

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out their long-term strategies and ESG issues when engaging with the investment community.

IR Society News 20 June, 2018

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer awarded the 2018 IR Society Fellowship Awards

The Investor Relations Society ('IR Society') has announced at its Annual Conference held on 19 June 2018, that Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer are the recipients of its 2018 IR Society Fellowship Awards.

IR Society News Blogs 12 April, 2018

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

IR Society News 12 April, 2018

IR Society 2018 Best Practice Awards entries open today

The IR Society today launches its 18th Best Practice Awards (“Awards”). Judged by a panel of esteemed investor relations and investment community professionals, the Awards recognise companies’ best-in-class demonstration and thought-leadership of clear and consistent investor communications.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

Blogs 27 March, 2018

Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II

What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just before MiFID II became law.

Informed 27 March, 2018

Informed 98 – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled 'Operating in a MiFID II environment'. We asked contributors to explain the practical implications of the new regulatory changes.

IR Society News 27 March, 2018

Appointment of new Chief Executive

The Investor Relations Society, the UK’s professional body for investor communications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Davies as its new Chief Executive.

IR Society News Blogs 7 March, 2018

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?

IR Society News Blogs 30 January, 2018

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.

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