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The IR Society and CAGE salute the winner of the Roddy Child-Villiers Investor Relations Award

The IR Society and the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) are delighted that Richard Joyce, Reckitt Benckiser’s Director of Investor Relations, has won the Roddy Child-Villiers Investor Relations Award a.k.a. “The Roddy” for the second year running.

Published: 22 March, 2017

IR Society 2017 Best Practice Awards - Championing Excellence in Investor Relations

The IR Society today launched its 2017 Best Practice Awards (“Awards”) and has introduced for the first time a new voted award for investors – ‘Best Investor Engagement.’

Published: 21 March, 2017

Orient Capital are Events Programme Sponsors for 2017

Long-time IR Society supporters, Orient Capital, will continue to sponsor the Society's Events Programme in 2017.

Published: 16 March, 2017

RD:IR - Gold Sponsors again in 2017!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that RD:IR will be continuing their Gold Sponsorship of the IR Society once again in 2017!

Published: 9 March, 2017

IR Society Best Practice Awards Launch - Tuesday 21 March

The IR Society is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Best Practice Awards on Tuesday 21 March when we will outline this year’s awards, including any changes and updates as well as the process and timetable for both the Self-Entry and Voted Awards.

Published: 7 March, 2017

Equiniti continue as Silver sponsor for 2017!

We're delighted to announce that Equiniti, a long time supporter of the Society and a regular sponsor of the Annual Conference and Best Practice Awards, has continued their Silver sponsorship for 2017.

Published: 2 February, 2017

Ian McHoul announced as speaker for IR Society Conference 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ian McHoul, CFO of Amec Foster Wheeler plc as a plenary session speaker at our annual conference, A New World Order: The Ascent of IR, taking place in London on Tuesday 20 June.

Published: 26 January, 2017

Interim management statements – IR Society snap poll

Following the removal of the requirement to publish interim management statements (IMS) at the end of 2014, while a number of companies took advantage of this regulatory change, many still continue to report quarterly in 2017. The IR Society recently surveyed its members on their reporting practices.

Published: 26 January, 2017

Deutsche Bank continues partnership with IR Society in 2017

We're delighted to announce that Deutsche Bank's DR team continues to sponsor the Society's Professional Development programme for 2017.

Published: 5 January, 2017

Best Practice Awards Review

Full coverage of the winners, photos and summary feedback at the 2016 Best Practice Awards is now available online.

Published: 23 November, 2016

IR Society trumpets best practice at the Tower of London

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner at the Tower of London, the IR Society recognised those companies that are leading the way in engaging with the capital markets, building trust, and strengthening corporate reputation.

Published: 23 November, 2016

IR Society Conference 2017 - A new world order: The ascent of IR

We are delighted to announce that Evan Davis has agreed to join us again as host for the IR Society’s annual conference on 20 June 2017. Our title is: A new world order: The ascent of IR. Don't forget to Save the Date and book your conference ticket before 31 December, 2016 to take advantage of our advanced early bird rate.

Published: 13 October, 2016

IR Society announces 2016 Best Practice Awards shortlists

The IR Society is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Self-entry and Voted award categories of the IR Best Practice Awards for 2016.

Published: 6 October, 2016

Join us at the world’s biggest coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support

We’re supporting Macmillan by taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning on Thursday 29 September 2016. Join us on throughout the day for a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help us raise money for Macmillan.

Published: 13 September, 2016

Gyles Brandreth to host 2016 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be Gyles Brandreth! Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers.

Published: 8 September, 2016

IR Society updates best practice guidelines

We are delighted to announce we have recently updated our Best Practice Guidelines which can be viewed in the Knowledge Bank section of our website.

Published: 1 September, 2016

IR Society Conference 2017 - Save the date!

The IR Society Conference 2017 will be taking place on Tuesday 20 June and once again at Kings Place in London. This one-day event provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, keep up to date and network with peers,so mark your diaries now.

Published: 1 August, 2016

Brexit: Championing excellence in IR

Chair of the IR Society, David Lloyd-Seed reflects on the recent referendum outcome and the impact from an IR perspective.

Published: 30 June, 2016

John Dawson and Janet Dignan awarded IR Society Fellowships

Yesterday at its annual conference, the Investor Relations Society ('IR Society' or 'the Society') announced the recipients of its 2016 Fellowship awards: John Dawson, Director of Investor Relations at Rolls-Royce Plc; and Janet Dignan, Founder of IR Magazine.

Published: 22 June, 2016

Download the new IR Society app

We are really pleased to announce the launch of the new IR Society app, which is available to download from both the App Store and Google Play.

Published: 16 June, 2016

Douglas Radcliffe joins Investor Relations Society board

The Investor Relations Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Radcliffe, Group Investor Relations Director, Lloyds Banking Group as a new non-executive director of the Society.

Published: 1 June, 2016

David Lloyd-Seed appointed new Investor Relations Society chair

The Investor Relations Society is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lloyd-Seed as its new non-executive chair, with effect from 1 July 2016.

Published: 1 June, 2016

Investors confront market uncertainty in face of EU Referendum

Two thirds of institutional investors say they will sell UK equities in the event of Brexit. A majority of UK and international investors believe that there will be a negative impact on investment markets if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to research undertaken by the Investor Relations Society (IR Society) in partnership with QuantiFire. Results are consistent across all geographies from investors who invest in companies of all sizes and across all sectors.

Published: 19 May, 2016

IR Society Chair joins expert panel to discuss value of the investment profession

The IR Society today participated in the CFA Society UK fourth annual Professionalism Conference focusing on the value of the investment profession. As part of the programme, Sue Scholes, IR Society Chair, joined a panel of expert speakers from the investment industry to examine issues around the allocation of capital and stewardship.

Published: 19 April, 2016

Understanding the evolving needs of long-term investors: University of Cambridge Study

Over the past year we at BNY Mellon have been actively supporting the development of a market-leading research initiative with the University of Cambridge to explore the evolving relevance of material non-financial information. This has involved coordinating growing interest in the study across many organizations worldwide, including the CFA Institute, the SEC Professional Reporting Group, IASB and PRI, among others. In the lead-up to the launch, multiple advisory councils, including those of asset owners, academics and prominent global corporate issuers advised the lead Cambridge academic to ensure the project will be on point and of market significance.

Published: 22 February, 2016

The IR Society live - John Gollifer discusses the role of IR

John Gollifer discusses the role of IR with Intelligent CrowdTV, and what the IR Society is doing to champion excellence in IR.

Published: 11 February, 2016

IR Magazine: Challenges for IROs in 2016

Sue Scholes talks to IR Magazine about the challenges IROs are facing in 2016.

Published: 8 February, 2016