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IR Society News Industry News Blogs 5 November, 2018

Making sense of MiFID II: An interview with Laura Hayter

Laura Hayter of the IR Society offers some practical advice on how companies can make sense of MiFID II

Blogs 5 November, 2018

ESG reporting should be the norm not the exception

There are many good reasons for companies, both small and large, to improve their ESG reporting practices – not least being financial and commercial benefits, says Nick Rose.

Blogs 1 November, 2018

All things small and beautiful…

The problems for IROs in the small-cap sector have grown under MiFID II, but there are opportunities for these companies in a creative and systemic approach to IR, suggests Richard Davies.

Blogs 31 October, 2018

Momentum broking – the importance of not getting lost between deals

Beyond fundraising, a proactive small cap broker plays an invaluable role in broadening the investor audience, and driving liquidity, writes Derren Nathan.

Blogs 29 October, 2018

Smaller companies and the changing face of the private investor

Private investors may be overlooked by large companies, but the small-cap sector can meet their needs in a rapidly-evolving market, writes Amanda Taylor.

Informed 25 October, 2018

Informed 100 – Autumn 2018

The main feature in this issue of Informed is titled 'IR for small caps' – which contains 10 articles from industry professionals about the current environment for smaller listed companies.

Blogs 23 October, 2018

When having a specialist in IR can help small caps

Tish Crawford Jones talks to two experienced capital markets and IR professionals about the challenges facing small-cap IROs.

IR Society News 6 September, 2018

Miles Jupp to host 2018 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be actor, comedian and writer, Miles Jupp!

IR Society News 3 August, 2018

GovernArt and The IR Society announce the 2018 launch of the ICIR in Latin America

The International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) programme took place on June 26-27th 2018 in Santiago, Chile at the Santiago Exchange having been successfully started in 2017.

Consultation Responses 2 August, 2018

Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

The IR Society response to the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

Rewarding best practice in investor relations

As entries close for the IR Society’s 2018 Best Practice Awards, attention turns to the 20 November awards dinner. Sallie Pilot sets the scene.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

MiFID II – A practical update for members on developments so far

The IR Society policy committee recently published a practical update for IROs on MiFID II developments so far and their view on how the market is changing. The full 15 point guide is available to IR Society members.

Blogs 25 July, 2018

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Informed 23 July, 2018

Informed 99 – Summer 2018

The main feature in this issue of Informed reports on the IR Society’s 2018 annual conference, IR: Future-proofing business, which took place on June 19th.

Industry News 15 July, 2018

FRC announces new UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC this week released the revised UK Corporate Governance Code. A ‘shorter, sharper’ Code, the FRC’s renewed focus is on the application of the principles with a move away from a tick box approach to more 'clear and meaningful' reporting.

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.

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