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Informed 107 – Summer 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis easing somewhat in the UK and Europe, the focus of this issue is on IR professional development. The main feature is 'IR Career Insights', including interviews…

Launch of our updated best practice guidelines!

The IR Society has published its updated best practice guidelines for members, bringing together the Society’s views on the topics of relevance to our profession.

AGM update from David Walker, Chair of the IR Society

In late June as usual we held our AGM, albeit in a very different format given the constraints placed on physical meetings. I’m sure many of you have had similar…

Webinar summary: How important is the individual to UK PLC in the current climate?

Today we hosted guest speakers from the London Stock Exchange, PrimaryBid, Equitory and Merian Global Investors for an informative discussion about equity fundraisings and broader corporate engagement with retail investors.…

Save the Date! IR Society Virtual Annual Conference – Tuesday 29th September, 2020

In the IR Society’s 40th year, and as companies navigate through these incredibly turbulent and uncertain times, we celebrate the pivotal and increasingly strategic role that IR plays within organisations…

Notice of AGM 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Investor Relations Society will be held on Thursday 25th June 2020 at 13.00.

Governart and the IR Society announce ESG / SRI program for Investor Relations

GovernArt and the UK Investor Relations Society (GovernArt /The IR Society), are pleased to announce they will deliver the inaugural ESG / SRI Program for Investor Relations in Latin America.…

Summary from our IR Webinar - Moving forward: Life after the crisis

As we think ahead to life after the COVID-19 crisis, our webinar today looked at two areas of IR which will form part of the future of many Society members.…

Message from David Walker, IR Society Chair

Click below for a brief message from the Chair of the IR Society, David Walker.

Highlights from our Webinar: Meet the Fund Manager

This week we were delighted to be joined by three highly experienced fund managers from Fidelity International, Wellington Asset Management and MAN GLG, sharing their advice and views on COVID-related…

IRO Survey: Read our report on how companies are adapting to the crisis

The IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its IRO members on how companies are seeking to adapt their reporting and investor communications during the crisis.

A new decade, a new investor relations

It is a difficult time for the UK and global economy. Richard Davies looks back at the history of the IR industry, and provides insight into the new era –…

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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.


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