Careers Monthly archive

Jun 27, 2019
Shenandoah Telecommunications appoints new CFO
Virginia-based and Nasdaq-listed Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) has announced the appointment of telecommunications veteran Jim Volk as CFO.  Volk has been in the telecommunications industry for 24 years, having served in a number of senior IR and financial management roles with both large corporations and high-growth early-stage telecommunication providers. He most rec...
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Jun 19, 2019
Mifid II and the changing IR role
‘Mifid II seeks to improve transparency, reduce potential conflicts of interest and promote competition by unbundling brokers’ activities,’ said Andrew Bailey, CEO of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, in a speech delivered earlier this year. The European legislation has brought in ‘a number of fundamental changes,’ he added. Alexander Free, senior analyst at Nasdaq IR Intelligence, explains that these fundamental changes, since Mifid II went...
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Jun 18, 2019
NIRI 2019: IRO as chief intelligence officer
This year marks the 50th anniversary of NIRI – a milestone that was emphasized throughout the national conference held earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona. As the association looked ahead to the next 50 years, it wanted to reflect on how the role of IR has changed and think about how it may evolve further. NIRI brought together a select group of its members to put together a ...
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Jun 17, 2019
Six-month review: Greer Aviv of Iron Mountain
Six months into your new position, has the job lived up to your expectations? It has been an exciting six months at Iron Mountain and the job has far exceeded my expectations. I continue to be impressed by the strong company culture and how fellow employees embrace the core values of the organization. Initially, ...
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Jun 14, 2019
Advancing IR through certification
CIRI: Advancing IR ‘CIRI’s Certification Program and Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation establishes a standard of skills and knowledge for IROs, thereby advancing the stature of the IR profession overall,’ says Yvette Lokker, CIRI president and CEO. CIRI ensures the Certification Program and CPIR exam cover all of the relevant areas of this multi-disciplinary role, including accounting, finance, capital ...
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Jun 13, 2019
IR Society: Demonstrating knowledge
IR Society CEO Gary Davies has a unique take on the UK association’s IR certification. ‘Having passed both the CIR and DipIR qualifications myself in the last few years while working as an IRO at GSK, I found the courses a great way to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the IR role and start to build a peer network of IR professionals who are working their way through the qualifications at the same time,’ he says. Indeed, there is no doubt that the ...
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Jun 13, 2019
 15 questions with Excellon Resources
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN IR? I’ve been doing IR for the last 11 years of my career, always in mining. 2. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE IR? After completing my bachelor’s degree, I wanted to work with disabled children. But my first entry-level position happened to be in IR and generated my passion for the field. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? I studied psychology and political scie...
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Jun 12, 2019
Making the grade: IR and certification
The role of the IR professional has never been more important. The globalization of financial markets and the ever-changing complexity of the legal and regulatory environment have placed great emphasis on staying up to date on developments – IR certification can play a major role in this regard. As Andrew Mills, partner at London- based consultancy Hydra Strategy and former chairman of the UK’s IR Society, explains: ‘As investor relations has conti...
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Jun 03, 2019
Women in IR: Furthering the conversation
The experience of women entering IR from an internal corporate finance role is worse than if they come from a communications background. IR Magazine’s latest study of the topic examines this complexity and delves into how women fare against men in the pay, career progress and job fulfillment stakes.  Titled Women in IR (and published in February 2019), the report ...
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