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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.

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.

Informed 16 October, 2017

Informed 96 – Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled ‘Navigating a new landscape for IR’. This explores the changing patters in finance and technology – with implications for IROs.

Blogs 12 October, 2017

Best Practice Awards 2017 – more entries, more competition!

Many congratulations to all short-listed companies.We look forward to seeing you all, along with your teams, on 21 November 2017 at the Tower of London to celebrate what’s best about IR!

IR Society News 11 October, 2017

IR Society announces 2017 Best Practice Self-entry Awards Shortlists

The IR Society is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Self-entry category of the IR Best Practice Awards for 2017.

Blogs 11 October, 2017

2017 Good Governance Report – the great governance debate continues!

John Gollifer discusses the purpose of the Good Governance Report published this week by the Institute of Directors.

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