CIRI Research

Every two years, CIRI conducts the Investor Relations Responsibilities and Compensation Survey. The latest report now available for purchase.

CIRI is conducting research with IROs to identify investor relations best practices and trends. Since the inception of IR directions, CIRI has produced research reports on the following topics: Board-Shareholder Engagement & Governance Practices, Investor Presentation Practices, Investor Day Practices and Market & Competitive Intelligence. Subsequent research will be conducted on other topics that are important to IROs.

Latest Research

IR directions: Quarterly Earnings Practices September 20, 2017

Date Posted: September 20, 2017

IR directions: Quarterly Earnings Practices, takes a deeper look at quarterly earnings practices and disclosure of Canadian issuers, investment community perspectives and the gaps between the two. It identifies how issuers prepare for quarterly earnings including their processes; what, how and when they communicate with the investment community; and whether those practices are meeting the needs of the investment community. Thank you to Corbin Advisors for sponsoring this survey.

Thank you to Corbin Advisors for sponsoring this survey.

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IR directions: Shareholder Identification & Targeting March 29, 2017

Date Posted: March 29, 2017

IR directions: Shareholder Identification & Targeting. Given the challenges in shareholder identification under Canadian regulations and the importance of marketing in the IR program, we wanted to better understand how issuers identify their shareholders and focus their marketing efforts.This issue of IR directions includes insight on how IROs conduct shareholder identification, how that information is used, how they stay informed of changes in their shareholder base and how they identify prospective investors. Thank you to Nasdaq Corporate Solutions for sponsoring this survey.

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IR directions: Market & Competitive Intelligence December 19, 2016

Date Posted: December 19, 2016

IR directions: Market & Competitive Intelligence, takes a deeper look at market and competitive intelligence responsibilities of Canadian issuers and specifically IROs. This issue of IR directions includes insight on what information IROs collect, what sources they use and how they use this information to provide valuable insights to their management teams and Boards. Thank you to CNW Group for sponsoring this survey.

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IR directions: Investor Day Practices December 7, 2016

Date Posted: December 7, 2016

IR directions: Investor Day Practices
, takes a deeper look at investor days including how commonly they are used by IROs to update the investment community on the company’s strategy and operations. It identifies investor day practices from the preparation stage, through the event itself to gathering feedback post-event.

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2014 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey $199.00 (members)
$299.00 (non-members)
September 8, 2016

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) conducted the eighth Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey during the fourth quarter of 2014. One hundred and eighty-nine investor relations professionals took part, including 55% of qualified CIRI corporate members.

The research objectives were to:
  • provide members, non-members and industry professionals with budget information for benchmark analysis; and
  • track key trends in the roles, responsibilities, resourcing and compensation of IR professionals in Canada.

The survey was conducted by NovaShare Solutions, a technology firm that provides public companies and corporate advisors with enterprise shareholder communications and corporate governance research tools.

Please note the survey is available in electronic format only. If you participated in the survey, please contact Jane Maciel to arrange for your copy.

  • Thank You To CIRI's 2010 National Strategic Partners
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