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Blogs 21 September, 2017

MiFID II and the ascent of IR

The MiFID II deadline is fast approaching. With only just over 100 days until implementation, Laura Hayter outlines why we need to be IR ready!

IR Society News 7 September, 2017

Reverend Richard Coles to host 2017 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be writer, broadcaster and Church of England priest, Reverend Richard Coles!

IR Society News 18 August, 2017

Investor Relations Society responds to The Investment Association’s review of 2017 AGM voting data

The Investor Relations Society has responded to the Investment Association’s review of FTSE 350 AGM voting in 2017.

Blogs 31 July, 2017

An interview with Anne Richards: The challenge of a changing City landscape

In the final session of the IR Society's 2017 conference, Evan Davis interviewed Anne Richards about the impact of Brexit, the economy and regulation on markets and the investment industry.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

Dealing with a seismic change in regulation

When MiFID II is introduced, IROs will find themselves in the middle of some major regulatory changes, as Ian Shackleton reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

We live in exciting times – just like last year

Amid political dramas, the pace of market change does not let up. But the Society is well on top of it all, as John Gollifer reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

The ascent of fund management

The fund management industry is exercising increasing power in financial markets, and there are implications for companies and for IROs, argues Richard Davies.

Informed 14 July, 2017

Informed 95 – Summer 2017

The main feature in this issue of Informed reports on the IR Society’s 2017 annual conference, A new world order: the ascent of IR, which took place on June 20th 2017.

IR Society News 12 June, 2017

IR Society to launch new Diploma in Investor Relations at Annual Conference on June 20, 2017

London, 12 June 2017 IR Society to launch new Diploma in Investor Relations at Annual Conference on June 20, 2017

Blogs 8 June, 2017

It’s award season: Best practice and the value of awards

In my job, I’m constantly thinking about annual reports; I not only read a lot of annual reports but I analyse them every day. And yes, I even believe that annual reports are important! In fact, I’d even say very important- and even useful!

IR Society News 18 May, 2017

GovernArt and The IR Society announce the International Certificate in Investor Relations

Santiago, Chile, 18th May 2017 GovernArt and The Investor Relations Society announce the International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) in Latin America

Blogs 17 May, 2017

IR Society advised to get out the lifeboats, the day of the MiFID II is really upon us this time!

When we wake up on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, will it be any different to the day before and possibly a day of woe for more than just Wednesday's child?

Blogs 7 April, 2017

MiFID II: This time it really is different

Managing the MiFID II changes will be difficult. For IR teams, the need to be quick-footed is the greatest challenge, as Steve Kelly reports.

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.

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.

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