IR Leader
October 27, 2015
That’s what you get out of being a CIRI member. We provide you with learning opportunities to stay on top of best practices, resources aimed at making your job easier and numerous occasions to build your IR network.

As a CIRI member, you:
  • have access to education that accommodates any IROs hectic schedule through live and archived webcasts (some of which are free to members);
  • stay current on developments in investor relations and related fields through communications, including IR leader, IR focus, and wIRed;
  • benefit from our advocacy efforts with the regulators as we represent the views of IROs;
  • have access to sample IR documents contributed by your peers in our IR eLibrary;
  • learn about IR best practices through IR directions, CIRI's research publication;
  • be informed of opportunities in the profession through our IR job listings;
  • have an opportunity to speak with like-minded professionals by accessing our Volunteer Advisory Network, a listing of experienced IROs who have advice for you on a variety of different topics;
  • have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the profession by participating in our Mentorship Program; and make an impact on the IR profession by sharing your experience, expertise, and perspectives as a volunteer.

Over the coming weeks you will be receiving your membership renewal invoice for 2016. Please take a moment to ensure your profile and contact details are correct.

Stay informed. Stay connected. Stay current. Stay a CIRI member.

Not a member? Look at all the benefits you would get if you were! Click here to join today.
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  • Enhance your knowledge of investor relations through thought-provoking case studies, learning not only from the faculty but from your peers;
  • Be recognized by your peers and others in the capital markets for having earned this credential; and
  • Improve your opportunities for career advancement and increased compensation.

Are you interested in hearing what a CPIR thinks? Click here to read an interview with senior IRO and CPIR, Paul Carpino.

The next class runs from January to September 2016. To find out more about the Program, click here or join us for an information session on November 3.

Want to stay up-to-date on CIRI's IR Certification Program? Join our mailing list by emailing

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How a senior IRO values the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program and Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation.

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Progress on Gender Diversity, but Still Work to be Done: CSA Reports on Compliance with the New Gender Diversity Disclosure Rules

On September 28, 2015, the CSA released 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 (the Report), which reports the findings of its review of compliance with the New Rules and provides guidance to assist issuers in areas where the quality of their disclosure needs improvement.

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SEC Chair White Complains of Poor Hedge Fund and Private Equity Practices

SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently delivered pointed remarks to a conference attended by hedge fund and private equity advisors. One portion of her remarks was directed at operational risks of private funds, such as cybersecurity. Another portion of her remarks outlined breaches of fiduciary duties discovered during SEC presence exams.

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How the Revised Draft Capital Markets Act Affects Registrants, Other Market Participants

The comment period on the recently published revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial and territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) and draft initial regulations under the CMA (Initial Regulations and, together with the CMA, the Consultation Drafts) is open until December 23, 2015.

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Women on Boards: Review and Discussion of New "Comply or Explain" Disclosure Requirements

On September 29, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) hosted a roundtable to discuss both its findings on compliance with and the disclosure undertaken in response to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (the Rule Amendments). The findings were summarized in CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-307 (the Notice).

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How to Talk to Wall Street About Canada

As the U.S. market's view of Canada’s flagging economy becomes circumspect, here are some tips for communicating with the U.S. buy and sell sides as an interlisted Canadian company.

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Oversight Means Line of Sight

Most companies get that risk management and oversight these days are top priorities. But do all of them really get it when it comes to building that risk function and ensuring it has clear line-of-sight reporting to the board?

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Is Your Business Complying with the Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act?

The Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) came into force on June 1, 2015. The purpose of this legislation is to implement Canada's international commitments to fight corruption in the extractive industries. It applies to certain Canadian businesses and their subsidiaries engaged in the commercial development of oil, gas or minerals in Canada and abroad.

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