IR: Moving the dial - Navigating a fast-evolving investment landscape

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Best Practice Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 23rd Annual Best Practice Awards!


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Promoting excellence in IR

The Investor Relations Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its 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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Informed 122 – Spring 2024

The main feature in this issue is titled 'Greater governance' – covering the updated Corporate Governance Code and the QCA Code. A second feature is titled 'The AI revolution'.

Transition planning resources

The Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) published its final set of resources, including sector-specific guidance, the Future for Nature in Transition Planning, and how to undertake a transition planning cycle. TPT…

FCA to allow bundling of investment research fees

As announced last year, the FCA is now consulting on introducing more options to pay for investment research, including the ‘bundling’ of payments for third-party research and trade execution.

FRC review of sustainability assurance market

Given the growing need for reliable sustainability reporting, the FRC have launched a market review of sustainability assurance to look at competition and choice, market capacity and the possible impact…

FTSE Index responds to FCA Listing reforms

FTSE Russell have published proposed changes to its UK Index Series in response to the FCA's proposed reforms to the listing regime in the UK.

Proposed new UK listing regime - more detail released

On 7th March, the FCA published further details of their proposed new Listing regime, with a full draft of the new UK Listing Rules and revised Listing Principles.

‘Bridging the Gap’ with the Investor Forum

The Society partnered the Investor Forum on their latest white paper, which focuses on helping build stronger, more collaborative partnerships and rejuvenating the investor-company dialogue.

Budget 2024 - IR highlights

What are the most significant measures for Investor Relations?

EQ RD:IR Continues as Sponsor for 2024

We are thrilled to announce that EQ RD:IR has confirmed that it will sponsor the IR Society once again in 2024.

US SEC to vote on climate

The SEC has scheduled a vote on whether to adopt the rules this Wednesday 6 March, nearly two years after their climate change disclosure rules were first proposed.

FRC Review of Stewardship Code

The FRC is seeking views from all stakeholders on whether the Code, in its current format, is being used by asset managers, asset owners and other signatories to the Code…

Investment Association to update Principles of Remuneration

Given the Investment Association did not issue their usual annual update to their Principles of Executive Remuneration last autumn (in time for remuneration reports preparation and the AGM season), the…

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By becoming a member of the IR Society, you become part of a community dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the crucial role IR fulfills for companies, and the development of individual careers within investor relations.


Annual Conference

IR: Moving the dial - Navigating a fast-evolving investment landscape

Book your tickets to attend this year's Annual Conference! Returning to IET: Savoy Place in London on Wednesday 12 June 2024, this one day event brings the IR community together for a full programme of keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations and breakouts alongside the supplier exhibition and great networking opportunities.


The Certificate in IR

The Certificate in IR (CIR) & International Certificate in IR (ICIR) are internationally recognised qualifications.

The CIR is a valuable benchmark for those already in the profession and an essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in the investor relations profession.


Best Practice Awards

A celebration of companies demonstrating their commitment to leading investor communications

The Best Practice Awards offer a truly meaningful opportunity to showcase best practice in investor communications. Each award category covers companies from the largest to the smallest - across the UK, Europe and internationally - in recognition of the diverse range of listed businesses looking to the UK for excellence in IR.