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

London, 19 April 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.

The IR Society recently hosted a roundtable discussion with senior IROs as part of an industry-wide report conducted by the CFA Society UK, ‘The Value of the Investment Profession’, launched today. The CFA Society UK canvassed stakeholders across the investment sector for their views of the investment profession’s role, its effectiveness and value.

Sue Scholes, Chair of the IR Society, commented, ‘We were delighted to contribute to this important report conducted by the CFA Society UK. The investment profession plays an important role in the efficient allocation of capital, and the role of investor relations is key to supporting the process of stewardship and investor engagement.’

For a full copy of the CFA Society UK report please visit: http://professionalism.cfauk.org/

For more information contact:
John Gollifer, General Manager, The IR Society
+44 20 7379 1763 or john.gollifer@irs.org.uk

Laura Hayter, Head of Policy & Communications, The IR Society
+44 20 7379 1763 or laura.hayter@irs.org.uk

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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 750 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 www.irs.org.uk or connect with us on Twitter (@IRSocietyUK) or LinkedIn

Published: 19 April, 2016