Investor Relations FAQs

What is Investor Relations?

What do Investor Relations Officers do?

How do I get a job in Investor Relations?

What is Investor Relations?

Investor relations is the strategic management responsibility that integrates the disciplines of finance, communications and marketing to achieve an effective two-way flow of information between a public company and the investment community, in order to enable fair and efficient capital markets.

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What do Investor Relations Officers do?

Investor relations officers interact at a company's highest levels, typically reporting to the CFO or CEO. Responsibilities include: managing the corporate message; talking with analysts, investors and media about the company's performance; establishing policies for corporate disclosure; planning and giving presentations; writing earnings releases and annual reports; and providing senior management and the board of directors with market intelligence on the company’s shareholder base and how investors and analysts perceive the company’s management and strategy.

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How do I get a job in Investor Relations?

Most people who work in the field of investor relations (IR) are communicators with a strong knowledge of finance and capital markets or financial professionals with strong communication skills. Becoming a CIRI member will prove to be a valuable first step for those looking to enter the profession as CIRI offers numerous educational events and networking opportunities.

CIRI provides support to individuals who are new to IR or are trying to enter the field through its professional development events, most notably a 2-day seminar titled Essentials of Investor Relations held every September. All events are available to members and non-members.

CIRI members who are new to IR or are trying to enter the field may also benefit from our Mentorship Programs – offered through the Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia Chapters and our Volunteer Advisory Network - connecting those new to the profession with senior investor relations officers who share their expertise on a multitude of topics.

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Why Others Have Joined

“I have now been a member of CIRI for over 17 years and the support that CIRI provides to Investor Relations professionals is remarkable. The networking opportunities with my peers as well as the lunches and conferences have helped immensely in my development as an IR officer.” ”

Linda Armstrong
Yamana Gold Inc.

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