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Blogs 11 January, 2019
A best practice business model for annual reports
Many business models miss the mark, as the FRC Financial Reporting Lab confirms. James Houston suggests how to develop useful models.
IR Society News 10 January, 2019
John Allan, CBE confirmed as opening keynote speaker for 2019 Annual Conference
We are delighted to confirm that our opening keynote speaker for the 2019 IR Society Annual Conference will be John Allan, CBE.
Blogs 10 January, 2019
Optimising your company website for investors
The corporate website provides a real opportunity to ensure that the investment case is well understood and IR is visible. Sonya Ghobrial analyses FTSE 100 websites to identify impactful ideas.
Blogs 9 January, 2019
The future of investor relations – ‘the silent disrupter’?
Recent changes to the financial markets are having a knock-on effect for investor relations. Keilah Codd discusses the changing talent pool, and encourages members’ collaboration to develop IROs of tomorrow.
Blogs 8 January, 2019
AGM season is fast approaching – being well prepared will pay dividends
In the run up to Christmas, it feels like AGM season is a long way away. Here Ross Hawley relays the voice of the IR Society policy committee by providing useful advice for those wishing to get ahead of the calendar.
Informed 20 December, 2018
Informed 101 – Winter 2018/19
This issue covers the 2018 IR Society Best Practice Awards, with pictures from the event and full coverage of the winners. There is also a feature on best practice, and four international contributions.
IR Society News 28 November, 2018
Conference 2019 - Evan Davis confirmed as host!
We're delighted to announce that Evan Davis has once again confirmed that he will be the conference moderator for the 2019 IR Society annual conference.
IR Society Best Practice Awards 2018: Celebrating companies leading in Investor Relations
At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards, the IR Society gathered together with over 500 professionals from across the capital markets to recognise the companies leading the way in engaging with the capital markets, demonstrating trust, and strengthening corporate reputation through Investor Relations.
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.