IR Leader
April 19, 2016
Nominations close April 22, 2016.

Each year, CIRI recognizes investor relations professionals who make a significant contribution to the practice of investor relations. These individuals are nominated by you - their peers. Please give some consideration to your IR program. Is there a peer, colleague, mentor, advisor who has been influential in modeling your IR program or career? Is there and IR practitioner whose initiatives have benefited others? Those are the people we want to hear about.

Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in IR
The Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations is given in honour of the late Belle Mulligan to recognize individuals who have shown singular leadership in one or more aspects of the practice of IR. These could include new or improved applications of technology, progressive approaches to disclosure, outstanding mentorship, or remarkable leadership in any other aspects of IR.

Click here for more information and to access the Nomination Form.

CIRI Award for Excellence in Investor Relations
The Award for Excellence in Investor Relations is given by CIRI to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to CIRI.

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Nominations can be submitted to Jane Maciel by April 22, 2016.
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CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in British Columbia and Ontario.

CIRI members can click here to view the postings. You must be logged in as this is a 'Members Only' benefit.

Are you looking to create or fill a position in your company or for a client? Here's an effective way to reach CIRI members who are looking for new challenges in investor relations.

Members may submit a job posting free of charge. Non-members may submit a job posting for $150+HST.

Click here to submit a job posting.
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Top Stories

New Canadian Reporting Requirements for Canadian Private Placement Sales

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently announced amendments to the exempt distribution trade report requirements that are expected to come into force on June 30, 2016 (Amendments).

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Why CFOs Continue to Gain Clout in the C-Suite

CEOs are planning more aggressive growth strategies over the next three years. Guess who will have a pivotal role?

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Harmonized Report of Exempt Distribution Finalized by Canadian Securities Regulators

New rules relating to reports filed with Canadian securities regulators in connection with private placements are expected to come into force on June 30, 2016. The new rules eliminate the fragmented reporting requirements across the country by introducing a single form of report for all Canadian jurisdictions. However, the additional information requested under the new form of report may increase the compliance burden for issuers and underwriters.

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Canadian Securities Administrators Amend Take-Over Bid Rules

After many months of soliciting and considering comments, on February 25, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced amendments to the take-over bid rules. The new regime makes three principal changes.

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Rethinking Disclosure

Encouraged by the SEC, companies are finding new ways to make 10-Ks and other disclosures more relevant and reader-friendly.

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Climate Change 2016: As Proxy Season Arrives, Shareholder Activists File Record Number Of Environmental Resolutions

As major U.S. companies head into their annual shareholder meetings this spring, firms are facing a record number of proposals to curb corporate carbon emissions and prepare for the threats of climate change.

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Merger of CEO-Chair Roles Increasing in Large Companies

More of the largest U.S. companies are combining their chief executive officer and board chairman roles, though they continue to receive shareholder resolutions calling for independent board leadership.

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Which Non-GAAP Metrics Will Catch the SEC's Eye?

The Securities and Exchange Commission and company auditors say scrutiny of companies' use of financial metrics that don't comply with generally accepted accounting standards is going to increase, especially if they mislead investors, but knowing when regulators might ask more questions can be tricky.

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The Future of Leadership in Investor Relations

Companies want greater strategic input, financial acumen, technical skills, and broader experience from IR heads. They, in turn, exert greater influence and achieve higher engagement at top levels.

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