Careers Archive

Jan 09, 2020
Verona Pharma brings in David Moskowitz to head up investor relations
Verona Pharma, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company focused on respiratory diseases, has appointed David Moskowitz to the new position of vice president of capital markets strategy & investor relations. Most recently, Moskowitz offered IR advice to healthcare companies through his own consultancy Passage Creek. Prior to that, he worked as vice president of strategy and corporate communications at Biocept and vice president of IR at Trovagene.  Before m...
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Jan 08, 2020
Kaman Corporation promotes IR lead
Kaman Corporation has promoted its IR lead, James Coogan, to vice president of investor relations and business development. Coogan joined Kaman Corporation in 2008 and has served as vice president of investor relations since 2017. In his new role, which he started on January 1, he reports to Neal Keating, Kaman Corporation’s president and CEO. Prior to moving into IR at Kaman, Coogan was responsible for external reporting and SEC compliance. Before joining ...
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Jan 03, 2020
At Home expands IR team with arrival of Arvind Bhatia
At Home, the Texas-based homeware company, has named Arvind Bhatia as vice president of investor relations. Bhatia arrives from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, where he led the IR function for three years.  Prior to joining the IR profession, he worked as managing director of equity research at Sterne Agee & Leach covering companies in the entertainment, internet and leisure industries. ‘At Home has an exciting story to tell the market and I am lo...
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Dec 10, 2019
Virtu Financial appoints new IR lead
Virtu Financial has appointed Deborah Belevan as its new senior vice president of investor relations and communications.  Belevan takes the reins from Andrew Smith, who has run the IR function since the company’s IPO in 2015. Smith will now focus on product development for the company.  The move sees Belevan, who joined Virtu Financial on November 25, reconnect with Alex Ioffe, who was hired as the company’s chief financial officer in September this yea...
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Dec 10, 2019
Sell-side veteran takes over IR at Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth, the world’s largest cannabis company by market capitalization, has announced the appointment of sell-side veteran Judy Hong as vice president of investor relations.  Hong most recently worked as managing director of the global investment research division at Goldman Sachs, where she covered the beverage and tobacco sectors. While Canopy is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Hong is based in New York and reports directly to CFO Mike Lee. She w...
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Dec 05, 2019
The 2010s in review: How IROs became ‘corporate athletes’
The investor relations profession has emerged at the nexus of corporate investment theses worldwide, with the past decade of competitive business influences being instrumental in elevating the IRO to a pivotal role in positioning public companies with the investment community. During the past decade, the IR profession has been one of the most rapidly evolving executive roles across management ranks around the globe. As corporate management teams have recognized the ...
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Dec 03, 2019
Highlights from the latest Women in IR event
IR professionals gathered in London in mid-November for the latest IR Magazine Forum – Women in IR. The morning event saw a panel discuss how female IROs can bridge the gap in pay and seniority with their male counterparts.  IR Magazine has run Women in IR events for the last three years. They were launched after research found that, despite men and women making up roughly equal numbers in the IR profession, men held two thirds of senior roles.  ...
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Dec 02, 2019
IR Magazine Winter 2019
A light in the dark I recently spoke to Jim Toes, CEO of the Security Traders Association, about how the unprecedented number of issuer letters sent to the SEC about the access-fee pilot last year could be a sign that IR teams are getting more up to speed on market structure issues. He cited the increase in trading activity on dark pools as another issue IR teams need to be aware of. ‘Understanding where your stock is traded, why and b...
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Nov 26, 2019
Six-month review with head of IR at TRATON GROUP
Has the job lived up to your expectations so far? Yes – I think it’s fair to describe it as interesting, intense and challenging. We had our capital markets day on January 29, the IPO was postponed on March 13, restarted on May 13 and the listing happened on June 28. This was all possible because there is a great team spirit within TRATON. As you can imagine, restarting an IPO process and going public within more or less six weeks is a huge chal...
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Nov 21, 2019
How Boston Scientific structures its IR program
How long have you been in IR? Seven and a half years – since early 2012. What did you do before IR? I spent the first 20 years of my career in the brokerage industry at JPMorgan, Cowen & Co and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a variety of roles. I then moved into IR, first at Abiomed in early 2012 and then on to Boston Scientific in late 2013.   What are your qualifications? I h...
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