IR Leader
June 24, 2014

Certified Professional in Investor Relations

Recognizing the need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI and the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) have developed a program that covers all relevant areas of this multidisciplinary role including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications. | Complete Article |
CIRI is one of the three judging organizations for the CPA's (formerly CICA) Corporate Reporting Awards and we are looking for CIRI members to volunteer as judges to take part in this year's competition.
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Top Stories

CIRI Appoints New Board Leader

CIRI has appointed Meghan Brown, currently director of IR at mine operator Endeavour Silver, to serve as the new chair of the trade body's board of directors. She will succeed George Kesteven, who will stay on as a member of the board under the title of 'past chair'.

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IOSCO Releases Securities Markets Risk Survey

Regulators and industry players differ over the key risks facing securities markets, according to the latest report from the research department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

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Corporate Reporting Dialogue Launched, Responding to Calls for Alignment in Corporate Reporting

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD), introduced by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), brings together organizations that have significant international influence on the corporate reporting landscape. By working together towards a common goal, participants aim to respond to market calls for better alignment and reduced burden in corporate reporting.

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National Champions May Come And Go, But It Looks Like They Will Always Be With Us

The all-new Financial Post 500 list of Canada's largest corporations is here, and I'm scanning it for National Champions. You know what National Champions are, don't you? They are, by definition, the biggest and most important corporations that must remain under Canadian control because they are vital to the national interest in terms of jobs, technology, profitability, revenues, market value, worker skill and executive talent. Or not. In reality, none of the above accurately defines the essence of corporate championship as practiced in Canada or, for that matter, around the world.

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S&P/TSX 60 ESG Index Launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM and Toronto Stock Exchange

S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest providers of financial market indices, RobecoSAM and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today announced the launch of the S&P/TSX 60 ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) index. The Index is designed to track the performance of the constituent companies of the S&P/TSX 60, Canada's leading equity benchmark, while taking into account each company's sustainability performance relative to the corresponding industry-specific standards. RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, evaluates companies' sustainability profiles using their proprietary assessment methodology.

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No High-Frequency Crackdown in SEC Blueprint for Control

Mary Jo White's blueprint for imposing tighter controls on high-frequency traders and some of the murky venues they inhabit stops short of a crackdown.

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Exchange Operator ICE to Cut At Least 15 Order Types from NYSE

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. plans to eliminate at least 15 order types from the New York Stock Exchange in order to help simplify the structure of the market, an executive of the exchange operator said on Tuesday.

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