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IR Society News 6 April, 2017

Call for nominations for the 2017 IR Society Fellowship Award

Each year the Society aims to present a Fellowship Award to recognise an outstanding IR professional or other notable individual who has made a very significant contribution to our industry, either through their own work and or by developing IR professionals in their organisations and beyond.

Blogs 4 April, 2017

Poacher turned gamekeeper – from City role to in-house IRO

Echoing market changes of recent years, Alexandra Hockenhull describes her personal City evolution from fund management to becoming an IRO.

Blogs 4 April, 2017

Thirty years on – the IR profession’s ‘Big Bang’ revolution

Reg Hoare looks back at the radical changes to financial market structures and regulation which were introduced in the 1986 ‘Big Bang’. He spells out their significance and their lessons for today’s new changes.

Industry News 3 April, 2017

HKIRA 3rd Investor Relations Awards

As a supporter of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association's 3rd IR Awards, we encourage all members in the investment community to vote in the Awards to recognise ans reward IR best practice. This is an annual campaign, and aims to serve as the industry benchmark for excellence in IR for the companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Blogs 29 March, 2017

Quarterly reporting – the argument against

The debate between investors and companies about the merits of quarterly reporting remains intense. Phil Corbett is opposed.

Blogs 27 March, 2017

New York – if IROs make it there, they’ll make it anywhere

Which institutions should you visit in New York? How should you manage your schedule? Where should you stay? Top tips from IROs themselves on how to manage a New York roadshow are reported by Charlie Hamlyn.

IR Society News 22 March, 2017

The IR Society and CAGE salute the winner of the Roddy Child-Villiers Investor Relations Award

The IR Society and the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) are delighted that Richard Joyce, Reckitt Benckiser’s Director of Investor Relations, has won the Roddy Child-Villiers Investor Relations Award a.k.a. “The Roddy” for the second year running.

IR Society News 21 March, 2017

IR Society 2017 Best Practice Awards - Championing Excellence in Investor Relations

The IR Society today launched its 2017 Best Practice Awards (“Awards”) and has introduced for the first time a new voted award for investors – ‘Best Investor Engagement.’

Informed 21 March, 2017

Informed 94 – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled ‘All change in the City: another Big Bang?’. We asked contributors to comment on forthcoming regulatory changes, the global economic climate and what the future of IR may look like.

IR Society News 16 March, 2017

Orient Capital are Events Programme Sponsors for 2017

Long-time IR Society supporters, Orient Capital, will continue to sponsor the Society's Events Programme in 2017.

Blogs 9 March, 2017

What does best practice annual reporting look like?

As the business environment has significantly changed in recent years, there is undoubtedly an even bigger need for investor relations to take a leading role in corporates. Moreover, there is a greater need for faster, clearer communications across annual and digital reporting. Nicole Solomon looks at corporate reporting practices and what we look for in our own IR Society Best Practice Awards entries.

IR Society News 9 March, 2017

RD:IR - Gold Sponsors again in 2017!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that RD:IR will be continuing their Gold Sponsorship of the IR Society once again in 2017!

Blogs 9 March, 2017

Dawn of Spring on the North Colonnade

The UK regulator has been planting seeds around the topics of unbundling, research and corporate access for a decade, so last Friday’s budding announcement should not have come as a surprise. Michael Hufton of ingage IR looks at the key issues following the FCA's recent review of dealing commission expenditure.

IR Society News 7 March, 2017

IR Society Best Practice Awards Launch - Tuesday 21 March

The IR Society is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Best Practice Awards on Tuesday 21 March when we will outline this year’s awards, including any changes and updates as well as the process and timetable for both the Self-Entry and Voted Awards.

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