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IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module One: IR toolkit to comply with regulation

"Very useful overview of the regulations, especially as a newcomer to the IR function, and bringing my knowledge up to date. I especially liked all the real life examples - companies, fines, outcomes of tougher regulation. Excellent course."


For IR professionals, compliance with rules and guidelines is an essential part of the job. Whether it is in financial reporting, market disclosures, compliance with relevant listing regimes, the treatment of inside information, or in the context of a transaction, mistakes are costly – not least in reputational terms.This two day course provides an analysis of current legislation and forthcoming changes. 

Day One will provide a basic IR Toolkit, covering the fundamental areas of regulation and compliance that affect IR, while Day Two looks at more specific areas and situations, such as IPOs and transactions. Attendees will learn how the legal and compliance requirements for IR communications fit together, how they are applied in practice, and what best practice standards are.

To achieve this, and to support those intending to sit the IR Society’s CIR qualification, the course uses many case studies and examples, encouraging discussions about shared experiences.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at both new and experienced IR, corporate communications and financial PR professionals. This course would also be useful for others involved in IR such as company secretaries. It is also relevant to anyone studying for the CIR qualification. The Society recommends all members to attend this course at least once to ensure they understand the legislative environment in which they work.

Module One
IR toolkit to comply with regulation
• Understanding the regulatory framework
• Insider dealing and market abuse; how to deal with price sensitive information
• Disclosure and transparency rules – continuing obligations
• Knowing your shareholders
• Financial calendar and reporting
• The role of the company secretary and IR
• Recent case studies and current issues

Please be aware that this is Module One of a two module course.  To ensure you are fully up to date with the latest Transactions and Listing Obligations please also attend IR regulation and compliance essentials - Module Two.


  • 9.00am to 5.00pm Wednesday 5 July, 2017
  • 9.00am to 5.00pm Thursday 9 November, 2017


  • Central London


  • Module One - IR Society members (£419 + VAT): £502.80
  • Module One - IR Society members - outside UK (£419): £419
  • Module One - IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package): £0
  • Module One - Non-members (£599 + VAT): £718.80
  • Module One - Non-members - outside UK (£599): £599

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