IR Leader
March 04, 2014

CIRI Wants to Hear From You!

Nominations are now being accepted for qualified candidates for CIRI's National Board of Directors. Do you know an IR practitioner who excels in their role and is a role model for others? Click here to find out more and see how easy it is to submit a nomination. 

Deadline for CIRI Board of Directors nominations is March 21, 2014.

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A CIRI membership offers significant value through the many Professional Development, Publications and Advocacy benefits. In addition, there are a number of 'hidden gems' included with the membership package. These 'hidden gems' include:
     > Mentorship Program
     > Volunteer Advisory Network
     > Job Listings
     > Refer a Friend Program
     > Three For One Program
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OSC Proposal to Result in Better Stocks?

There's evidence to suggest that having a greater representation of women in publicly traded firms results in better performance.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Changes to the Accredited Investor and Minimum Amount Investment Prospectus Exemptions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments relating to the accredited investor prospectus exemption (AI exemption) and the minimum amount investment prospectus exemption (MA exemption) in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions.

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Five Questions that Mining Boards Need to Ask

It's imperative that mining company boards find ways to add significant value when hard times are forcing management to make do with less. Here's how.

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SEC to Test Wider 'Tick Sizes' for Stock Trades

A top U.S. financial market regulator plans to launch a test program that would allow stock-trading in wider implements in an effort to improve market liquidity and quality.

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SEC is Tightening the Screws on Pre-IPO Stock Awards

Two recent developments demonstrate that the SEC is more closely monitoring companies' pre-IPO stock awards. Those of us old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher ruled the world, recall routinely facing the so-called "cheap-stock issue" when preparing companies for IPO. It might have been Code Section 409A that reduced the frequency of cheap stock issues (or maybe it was the deep slow-down in the IPO market during the recent non-recovery).

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TSX Company Manual Amendments Mandate Majority Voting for Director Elections Effective June 30, 2014

On February 13, 2014, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) announced that it had received the Ontario Securities Commission's approval to proceed with amendments to the TSX Company Manual (the 2014 Amendments) to require all TSX-listed issuers to adopt majority voting for the election of directors.

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Fine-Tuning Your Insider Trading Policy

Several recent high-profile insider trading cases have highlighted the Securities and Exchange Commission's continued focus on insider trading enforcement. In fact, according to the SEC, over the last three years it has filed more insider trading enforcement actions than in any other three-year period in its history.

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'No, Our Executives Didn't Make That Much Money'

Underperforming companies are using new measures of executive compensation to appease proxy readers.

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