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Informed 27 March, 2018
Informed 98 – Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled 'Operating in a MiFID II environment'. We asked contributors to explain the practical implications of the new regulatory changes.
Consultation Responses 28 February, 2018
Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The IR Society response to the FRC's Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management
With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.
Blogs 28 December, 2017
Building a US investor base after MiFID II
Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.
Blogs 21 December, 2017
Challenges and changes – nothing new for IROs
IR officers should be able to handle the issues thrown up by the new regulatory changes – and this is a good chance to show their value to their companies, argues Charles King.
Blogs 20 December, 2017
Treat MiFID II as an opportunity for deeper engagement
Craig Marks describes how the IR team at AstraZeneca is preparing itself for the regulatory changes and taking a positive view of the chance to improve its IR operations.
Blogs 19 December, 2017
Top tips to ensure you are ready for MiFID II
To mitigate the impact on listed companies, David Lloyd-Seed offers IROs eight key tips to help ensure a smooth transition into a MiFID II world.
Informed 19 December, 2017
Informed 97 – Winter 2017/18
This issue covers the 2017 IR Society Best Practice Awards, with pictures from the event and full coverage of the winners. There is also a feature on best practice in 2018, with articles discussing the political and regulatory landscape.
Blogs 17 October, 2017
Implementing IR for all classes of capital
IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.
Informed 16 October, 2017
Informed 96 – Autumn 2017
The Autumn 2017 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled ‘Navigating a new landscape for IR’. This explores the changing patters in finance and technology – with implications for IROs.
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.
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!
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.
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.