IR Leader
September 29, 2015
In this economic climate, IROs are asked to do more with less. Why not leverage the resources that CIRI has to offer - from our respected guides and research to our network of IROs across Canada. CIRI is offering a Membership/Publications Bundle that allows you to expand your network within the IR community while providing you with the resources you need to make take your IR program to the next level. You will even receive the just-released IR Compensation & Responsibilities Survey

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By becoming a member of CIRI through this Bundle you save $735!

To register and join, complete the application form and email it to or fax it to (416) 364-2805.

This offer is only available until October 30. Join CIRI today to learn and save! 
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Know any IROs or industry suppliers who could benefit from a CIRI membership? Refer a new member and you receive a $100 credit towards your annual membership renewal, Annual Conference registration or Essentials of IR registration.

Why Should You Refer New Members?
  • To enhance and strengthen your community of peers for collaboration and networking.
  • To ensure CIRI’s continued growth and support of Canada’s IR profession.
  • To save on your membership renewal.
How Does the CIRI Refer a Friend Program Work?
Simply refer a friend or acquaintance who works in or supplies the IR profession to become a member by completing our online membership application.

How Will CIRI Know Who Referred the Member?
The membership application form has a “Referral” section. Prospective members must complete this, citing you as the referral, for you to receive your $100 credit.

Click here for more details.

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subject to the Rule.

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Regulators Release Results of Compliance with New Disclosure Reqirements on Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and Yukon today published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-307 Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions - Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (Staff Notice 58-307). The notice summarizes the results of Staff's review of disclosure of over 700 TSX-listed issuers with year-ends between December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015 following the implementation of amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (the Rule Amendments).

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Hefty CEO Severance Is Good, Despite Investors' Ire: Study

Some departing CEOs get a big payday even after performing poorly, but generous severance more often prevents poor performance.

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Proxy Access: Round 2 Begins

Shareholder proponent James McRitchie, who was successful in persuading the SEC to reconsider its no-action position with Whole Foods on proxy access, has hinted at his intentions for the upcoming proxy season, or at least some of them.

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Value of Canada's IROs Recognized with Higher Salaries

Salaries rise nationwide as more IROs counsel C-suite, finds CIRI research.

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Changes to TSX Exemptions for Inter-listed Issuers

A significant number of TSX issuers are inter-listed on stock exchanges outside Canada, such as the NYSE, the NASDAQ, London's AIM, the Australian Stock Exchange and others. TSX has historically exercised a degree of regulatory deference by exempting inter-listed issuers from certain TSX rules if the other exchange is the issuer's primary trading market. Effective September 10, TSX has amended its exemption regime for inter-listed issuers. Some of the changes are beneficial for inter-listed issuers while others impose new requirements.

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Beyond Governance: Preempting Shareholder Activism in Canada

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Asset Managers Team Up to Develop Standards for Dark Pools

Financial regulators are ramping up efforts to police dark pools, rapidly growing private trading venues. While there was no significant regulatory action against any dark pool before 2011, this year has already seen three cases, including a tentative agreement reached with Credit Suisse Group AG this week.

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Big Firms Expanding Voluntary Audit Disclosures

More companies are disclosing how they oversee external auditors and the audit committee's involvement in the auditor selection process.

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The Impact Of Hedge Fund Activism On Corporate Governance

Hedge fund activism has increased almost hyperbolically. Although some view this trend optimistically as a means for bridging the separation of ownership and control, we review the evidence and find it far more mixed.

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