IR Leader
December 01, 2015
CIRI's Issues Committee actively monitors the regulatory landscape for issues that impact investor relations professionals. We are hosting semi-annual events in an effort to keep you current on regulatory issues and provide you with an opportunity to voice your opinions directly to various stakeholders.

Our second event this year is offered in partnership with the Toronto Stock Exchange. This event will cover proxy voting guidelines, hot topics for the upcoming proxy season and issuer-proxy advisory firm engagement. Our speakers include Debra Sisti, Executive Director, Head of Canadian Research, Institutional Shareholder Services and Zally Ahmadi, Manager, North America Proxy Research, Glass Lewis & Co. The speaker presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

This event will be held live in the TMX Gallery in Toronto, conducted in English and broadcast via video conference to TMX Group's Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver offices, as well as via webcast.

Event date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015

Click here for information on how to register.

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Average IR budgets are up 5% from 2012
IROs who present to their Board has risen 7% since 2012
According to CIRI’s recently published Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey, almost two-thirds of respondents are engaged with the Board, while 82% have provided strategic counsel to management over the past year. With this expanded responsibility comes enhanced compensation, with over one-third of respondents earning at least $225,000 in total cash compensation, including 19% who earned $300,000 or more. The average total cash compensation for IROs is $188,500.

This representative sample is a cross-section of IROs from more than 60 issuers from different sectors, market caps, parts of the country, years of IR experience and educational background. It provides authoritative benchmark data on IRO compensation and benefits, the evolution of the IRO role and responsibilities, as well as corporate IR budgets and staffing in Canada.  

Find out:  
  • why investor relations is a valued corporate function;
  • why IR compensation is on the rise;
  • how IROs increase strategic influence;
  • and much more.
This survey is an invaluable resource to all investor relations professionals.

Click here to purchase your copy of CIRI’s IR Compensation and Responsibilities Survey.
Members:  $199
Non-members:  $299
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