The global financial crisis drastically reshaped the Investor Relations landscape. IROs today encompass a much broader range of responsibilities, including maintaining the stability of their company’s valuation.
The need to attract new investors while retaining the old ones is a balancing act IR professionals have to master in an increasingly competitive sector.
When it comes to pushing agendas and maintaining financial stability, more and more companies are courting individual retail investors. Are small shareholders back on the rise?
Merger and acquisition activity had a record-setting year in 2015, and could very well break that record this year. But not all acquisitions go according to plan; and IROs have a role to play in ensuring the deals proceed smoothly.
Since its early inception in the 1920s, shareholder activism has morphed from a check against groupthink in the boardroom into what many experts are now calling a major crisis.
CFOs are playing a larger role in Investor Relations than ever before — here’s how they can keep up with their new responsibilities.