International Revision Course (ICIR)

For candidates studying the International Certificate in Investor Relations this is an invaluable course to attend prior to sitting your final examination. 

This revision course is run online across two mornings and will focus on the key sections of your study guide.  In this course you will undertake, as a group, practice mock exam questions.

What will the course cover?

  • Section 3 : Corporate Entities and Corporate Governance
    • Legal definition of a company
    • Forming a company
    • Share capital
    • Company meetings
    • Directors & company secretary
    • Auditors
    • Corporate Governance Code
  • Section 4 : Market Conduct
    • Overview of regulatory landscape
    • Market regulation
    • Market misconduct
    • Regulatory announcements
    • Publication of announcements
    • Sponsors, prospectus and listing rules
    • Classification of transactions
    • Takeover rules
  • Section 5 : Reporting
    • Overview: Reporting
    • Periodic reports – what they contain
    • Annual Report (mandatory)
    • Sustainability / ESG disclosure and non-financial Information
  • Section 6 : ​Accounting, Valuation and Investment Principles (this will not be covered during the course but slides will be provided for revision purposes)

Who should attend?

Registered candidates who are studying the International Certificate in IR and are planning on sitting their final exam.

"Really good session - case studies particularly helpful at bringing it to life."

“ The course made my interest in IR increase hugely – all my objectives were met and there were a lot of high quality discussions. A lot covered, and delivered very well, particularly on topics which could be considered dry!”

"Very useful overview of the regulations, especially as a newcomer to the IR function, and bringing my knowledge up to date. I especially liked all the real life examples - companies, fines, outcomes of tougher regulation. Excellent course!"

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

  • Understanding the regulatory framework
  • Role of a Sponsor
  • Insider dealing and market abuse; how to deal with price sensitive information
  • Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (DTRs)– continuing obligations
  • Dealing with the sell-side
  • Knowing your shareholders
  • Financial calendar and reporting
  • Recent case studies and current issues

"Excellent, jargon free teaching with plenty of time for examples and discussion. Very grounded in the real world of IR / accounting."

"Excellent course - I now have a much fuller understanding of accounts and valuations. Very helpful."

"Really enjoyed the structure of the course. Concise but very informative. Great use of real life examples which made complicated topics easier to understand such as the different ratios used."

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

Module One

  • Introduction
  • The Accounting Foundations - what is financial information?
  • The components of a balance sheet
  • The components of a Profit and Loss Account
  • Cashflow statements

Module Two

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental concept of discounted cash flow
  • Risk vs return
  • Business strategy
  • Introduction to valuation methods
  • Conclusion: What really matters

"The course was thoroughly enjoyable. It was highly engaging, informative and very well-presented. It was a great introduction to investor relations, listed companies and the financial markets in which they operate" - December 2021

"It was hugely insightful and informative and feel like I've taken away a lot of knowledge and insight that I'll be able to apply in my day to day job" - December 2021

"I really liked the fact that Deborah made the course so easy to follow. It is not easy to conduct remote sessions, in fact this was the first training I attended remotely. Thank you for organising the break out room activities" - December 2021

"Excellent course, thoroughly enjoyed. Deborah was a fantastic facilitator and kept it interesting and engaging. Definitely taking away some suggestions for my team and for myself. Course materials were excellent and packs provided great" - March 2023

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

  • Companies
  • Financial markets
  • Stock exchanges
  • Equity investors and investment principles
  • Role of IR
  • Summary and conclusion

"The revision course really helped prepare me for the exam. Deborah is a fantastic tutor"

"The revision course was well put together and really helped develop my knowledge. It also helped with all the difficult areas I may not have been able to grasp alone"

"I thought the course was extremely useful. The format of the course, broken up by some quiz questions to test our knowledge and an emphasis on our exam technique and how to approach the questions was great"

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

To run through keys sections of the study guide

Section 3 : Corporate Entities and Corporate Governance

Section 4 : Market Conduct

Section 5 : Reporting

"Very informative and easy to follow. Deborah is a great presenter and engaging."

"The course gave a good in depth review of Investor Relations. At the same time, it was targeted to this audience, which made it easy to understand the content. It was also very valuable to meet other personal and executive assistants, and others in support roles."

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

  • Introduction to Investor Relations
  • An overview of financial markets
  • Practical tips for creating value in your role
  • Facilitating the investor relations calendar

"Very good to understand the targeting approach, ways to identify/ interpret information and look to maximise value from using management time."

"Really good insights from people with lots of industry experience. Took away three to four interesting things that will assist me in the future. Coming from a background without much exposure to IR, this was a great way to get a wide introduction and beneficial for future work."

"Very informative - being a third party service it's great to hear what IRO's are facing in this uncertain climate. Great coverage of topics."

Course tutor: Lorraine Rees - MD, IR-connect

Lorraine established the IR-connect consultancy in 2015 which specialises in IR for IPOs, and personalised IR mentoring for executive and non-executive directors, IR Directors and IROs. She runs a number of courses for the IR Society including the Diploma modules. Prior to setting up her consultancy company, she was IR Director at Standard Life plc, Head of IR at The Phoenix Group, and an equity analyst at Exane BNP Paribas. She originally trained as a chartered accountant, and has also worked in strategy, corporate finance, private equity and banking.

Programme

  • Introduction and developing your targeting strategy
  • Understanding Investor trends
  • Broker perspective - how to maximise the benefit of using a house broking team
  • Using an IR firm effectively
  • What the buy-side wants
  • Best Practice, new technologies

"I enjoyed the course and found it to be a useful overview. The main challenge is that it's a topic with so much to cover but some useful practical elements were covered in one day."

"The course was engaging and useful, pitched at the right level. An excellent tutor too, and the exercises and materials provided were great - both to guide the course itself, keeping it practical and also for future reference."

"Good session. Very well presented and exercises are very to the point and helpful."

Course tutor: Kenneth Lee

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes at Loughborough Business School

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes at Loughborough Business School

Kenneth is a Professor in the Accounting and Finance research group of Loughborough Business school and the Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes. Prior to this he was an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for 5 years. He is a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC), a body supported by the IFRS Foundation, which interprets proposed accounting changes from the perspective of capital market participants.


Before academia Kenneth was a Managing Director & Head of European Equity Research at Barclays Capital, where he worked for 8 years before leaving in August 2017 to take up a number of academic positions. Prior to this he was also a Managing Director and a ranked accounting and valuation analyst at Citi Investment Research in London. During this time Kenneth published extensively on accounting and valuation topics for investors and was ranked in the top 3 in the Institutional Investor Survey over more than a continuous 10-year period.


He holds a doctorate from Aston Business School, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Taxation and a CFA Charterholder.  He is the co-author of Financial Statement Analysis under IFRS (2018, 6th Ed.) and Company Valuation under IFRS (2020, 3rd ed.).

Programme

  • Financial Modelling House Keeping
  • The model starting point: An integrated set of P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow forecasts
  • Analysis of Business Performance
  • An overview of valuation methodologies: Absolute & Relative approaches to valuation
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • Relative Valuation approaches
  • Putting it all together: A case study

(Attendees will receive an information pack in advance containing the basic model to be used for the course, including historic P&L, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet statements).

"Excellent, jargon free teaching with plenty of time for examples and discussion. Very grounded in the real world of IR / accounting."

"Excellent course - I now have a much fuller understanding of accounts and valuations. Very helpful."

"Really enjoyed the structure of the course. Concise but very informative. Great use of real life examples which made complicated topics easier to understand such as the different ratios used."

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

Programme

Module One

  • Introduction
  • The Accounting Foundations - what is financial information?
  • The components of a balance sheet
  • The components of a Profit and Loss Account
  • Cashflow statements

Module Two

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental concept of discounted cash flow
  • Risk vs return
  • Business strategy
  • Introduction to valuation methods
  • Conclusion: What really matters

"Very informative overview with the right level of interaction."

Course tutor: Kenneth Lee

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes at Loughborough Business School

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes at Loughborough Business School

Kenneth is a Professor in the Accounting and Finance research group of Loughborough Business school and the Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes. Prior to this he was an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for 5 years. He is a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC), a body supported by the IFRS Foundation, which interprets proposed accounting changes from the perspective of capital market participants.


Before academia Kenneth was a Managing Director & Head of European Equity Research at Barclays Capital, where he worked for 8 years before leaving in August 2017 to take up a number of academic positions. Prior to this he was also a Managing Director and a ranked accounting and valuation analyst at Citi Investment Research in London. During this time Kenneth published extensively on accounting and valuation topics for investors and was ranked in the top 3 in the Institutional Investor Survey over more than a continuous 10-year period.


He holds a doctorate from Aston Business School, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Taxation and a CFA Charterholder.  He is the co-author of Financial Statement Analysis under IFRS (2018, 6th Ed.) and Company Valuation under IFRS (2020, 3rd ed.).

Course tutor: Sallie Pilot

Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum

Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum

Sallie is an experienced executive director and communications professional with deep expertise in company-investor relations, corporate disclosure and stakeholder engagement. She combines strategic and practical experience with a solid understanding of corporate governance and stewardship, ESG and sustainability, and financial and non-financial reporting.

Currently, Sallie is a senior advisor to The Investor Forum, a not-for-profit, practitioner-led membership organisation, set up by institutional investors in UK Equities focused on positioning stewardship at the heart of investment decision-making. There she leading on an initiative to improve dialogue between Boards and Investors and encourage a more meaningful debate on long term value creation, laying the groundwork for the evolution of the Investor Forum to the Investor and Issuer Forum

She is an Advisory Panel and Stakeholder Insight Group Member of the FRC, Communications Group Member of the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), and fellow of the Investor Relations Society. Until recently she was an owner and Executive Director of Black Sun plc a Stakeholder Communications Business where she ran a global advisory and research team, of Investor, ESG, Sustainability, and Communications specialists to deliver a more holistic view of corporate performance.

Course tutor: Helena Walsh - Managing Partner, Agendi

Helena Walsh is a dedicated multidisciplined climate and sustainability expert with vast experience leading organisations of all sizes to increase their action on ESG issues. Climate and sustainability has been the focus on her career starting out in engineering consultancy in the early 2000s and progressing into strategic management consulting. Her experience spans sectors offering sustainable design, strategic risk analysis and planning, renewable energy procurement, and best practice frameworks and reporting. 

Course tutor: Victoria Tetzlaff - Manager, Agendi

With over a decade of experience in various Real Estate functions, Victoria Tetzlaff decided it was time for a change. Pursuing an MBA was the first step in broadening her business knowledge and seeking international opportunities. She discovered a passion for purpose-driven work, especially in sustainability and achieved the CFA in ESG Investing, equipping her to bridge the financesustainability gap. Currently, Victoria holds the position of Manager, where she leads diverse projects centered around sustainability strategy, reporting, target setting, and a range of other critical topics for a wide array of clients.

Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible. 

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.

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Course dates

7 August 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm

6 November 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm

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  • 2024 Summer Discount, June and July courses - Non-members (£688 + VAT)
    £825.6
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20 August 2024
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  • IR Society members (£1,240 + VAT, Module One and Module Two)
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