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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.

Blogs 25 July, 2018

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Informed 23 July, 2018

Informed 99 – Summer 2018

The main feature in this issue of Informed reports on the IR Society’s 2018 annual conference, IR: Future-proofing business, which took place on June 19th.

Blogs 5 July, 2018

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out their long-term strategies and ESG issues when engaging with the investment community.

IR Society News Blogs 12 April, 2018

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

Blogs 27 March, 2018

Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II

What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just before MiFID II became law.

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.

IR Society News Blogs 30 January, 2018

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.

Industry News 7 December, 2017

Exane BNP Paribas publishes MiFID II Survey Report

We are delighted to share Exane BNP Paribas' latest MiFID II survey report published in partnership with the European IR Societies.

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.

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