Bank of America Merrill Lynch to sponsor IR Society’s DELIVER leadership programme from 2019

The IR Society is delighted to announce that Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) will be the new sponsor of the senior investor relations development programme, DELIVER (DElivering future Leaders through InVEstor Relations).

The six-month programme brings together leaders from the investment banking, corporate and investor relations sectors with senior IROs to discuss key trends and issues across the market, and offer skills and leadership development.  This is combined with evening seminars hosted by FTSE30 chairmen and CIOs from leading institutional investors, and includes a range of networking opportunities.

David Lloyd-Seed, Chair of the IR Society, commented, “We are delighted to welcome BofAML as the new sponsor of our DELIVER course from 2019 and thank them for their support, not just of the Society but our fantastic industry through this.  DELIVER provides leaders in Investor Relations with a unique programme to turbo-charge their careers and I know they will benefit hugely from the wealth of knowledge and experience that BofAML brings.  We look forward to welcoming a new cohort in the coming months.”

Running biennially since inception in 2013, the 2019 programme is scheduled to commence in the autumn and run through to early 2020.  IROs interested in joining this course should contact Gary Davies, Chief Executive of the IR Society, or Ed Peel, Vice Chairman of Corporate Broking for EMEA, at BofAML.

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About The Investor Relations Society
The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is a membership organisation that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond. It is run by IR professionals for IR professionals.
Established in 1980, the IR 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.

The Society has over 850 members from the UK, Europe and beyond, including representatives from most of the FTSE 100, a large number of FTSE 250 companies and a number of AIM and smaller companies as well as IR advisers and service providers. For more information visit or connect with us on Twitter (@IRSocietyUK) or LinkedIn

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“Bank of America Merrill Lynch” is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed globally by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Securities, strategic advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed globally by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“Investment Banking Affiliates”), including, in the United States, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp., both of which are registered broker-dealers and Members of SIPC, and, in other jurisdictions, by locally registered entities. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. are registered as futures commission merchants with the CFTC and are members of the NFA.

Published 17 June, 2019

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