About Investor Relations
Investor Relations (IR) in simplest terms, is a bridge between a company and the investment community. An effective IR function is therefore a two way communication channel between the company and its investment story; and its investors, both current and prospective. This channel addresses investors who are not specifically interested in purchasing the services and products that the firm offers to its regular clients, however more attracted in acquiring equity (ex. listed shares) or debt (ex. sukuk) with a hope that the value of their investments will rise over time.
Solid IR standards bring many advantages to a given company and consequently given jurisdiction. Amongst others, they bring additional investment, support liquidity, stability and diversity of the shareholder base, which in turn reduces volatility. Importantly, IR contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. A fair valuation which is largely free from noise, rumours or speculation.
Fairer valuations allow investors, whether retail, institutional or sovereign, foreign or domestic, to make more informed investment decisions. Nurturing a culture of healthy practices in the investor relations arena is in the interest of effective functioning of the capital markets.
Fostering this healthy culture will require commitment not only for the listed companies, but also from exchanges, regulators, advisors and importantly the buy and sell side communities. The ME-IR Society will do its best to contribute.
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Upcoming eventsWednesday, May 29th, 2013: JP Morgan 1st MENA & Turkey Corporate Access Day
More »Wednesday, May 29th, 2013: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Conference
More »Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013: Hawkamah hosts 1st Corporate Governance Forum
More »Sunday, May 26th, 2013: Hawkamah hosts Comprehensive Sukuk Workshop More »Sunday, May 26th, 2013: Bahrain Bourse IR Training More »Sunday, May 26th, 2013: Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Best Practice Training More »Tuesday, May 28th, 2013: 4th Annual Qatar IR Conference More »