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Informed 30 April, 2013

Informed 78 - Spring 2013

A special feature on international market trends and IRO priorities for 2013

25 April, 2013

Bulletin 510: France now heads SME M&A

Bulletin 510: France now heads SME M&A

12 March, 2013

Regulatory Update - January 2013

FRC draft budget, "‘One share, one vote’ must be left alone", Barnier says U.S. should respect Basel III, Financial transactions tax inches forward...

4 March, 2013

Brokers charge cash for access to CEOs

Investment banks are charging asset managers up to $20,000 an hour to meet the chief executives of their corporate clients – often without the chief executives having any idea that their time is being sold.

29 January, 2013

Meet the Chairman

The IR Society runs a programme of one-to-one lunch meetings for journalists to meet John Dawson, the Chairman of the IR Society. John is Head of IR at National Grid and has been an active member of the IR Society for many years, having previously served on the Board and as Deputy Chairman, before becoming Chairman in 2011.

29 January, 2013

IR Society Media Contacts

The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is a membership organisation that exists to develop the investor relations profession in the UK and beyond. It is run by IR professionals for IR professionals. Our mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of our members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

18 January, 2013


IR Society blog

Consultation Responses 30 November, 2012

Improving engagement practices between companies and institutional investors - IR Society response

Our response to ICSA on their stewardship engagement consultation

Consultation Responses 2 October, 2012

Our response to The Takeover Panel on profit forecasts, other amendments to The Takeover Code

Investor Relations Society response to The Takeover Panel Consultation Paper issued by The Code Committee of the Panel: profit forecasts, quantified financial benefits statements, material changes in information and other amendments to The Takeover Code

Consultation Responses 25 June, 2012

Our response to ESMA on discussion paper: ‘An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry’

An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry. Considerations on Possible Policy Options – European Securities and Markets Authority Discussion Paper

Consultation Responses 27 April, 2012

Our response to The Kay Review: Further Call for Evidence

The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making

Consultation Responses 27 April, 2012

Executive Pay: Shareholder Voting Rights Consultation Response Form

Our response to BIS' consultation on executive pay.

8 March, 2012

Update on conference speakers

We have a fantastic array of speakers lined up for the conference this year

Consultation Responses 7 March, 2012

Our response to CP11/28 FSA and HMT on UK implementation of Amending Directive 2010/73/EU

IR Society to FSA and HMT on Amending Directive implementation

12 January, 2012

IR Society bulletin 444

Bulletin 444

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