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Jan 02, 2019

30 IR stars in 30 days: Geraldo Soares of Itaú Unibanco

To celebrate 30 years of IR Magazine, our new series highlights the achievements of 30 IR stars from the last three decades

IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days. 

Geraldo Soares has worked for Itaú Unibanco for 28 years and in the IR function for 19. He has therefore seen many iterations of the company and the IR function and stresses the importance of IR professionals staying up to date with new technology, given the power it increasingly has to bring issuers and investors closer together.

‘Seize every opportunity to learn,’ he says. ‘The IR department has excellent access to information.’ But he outlines that IR professionals need to be self-disciplined to be a reliable source of information to both management and investors. This approach has earned Itaú Unibanco’s IR team 19 IR Magazine Awards since 2008.

Stay tuned for more IR stars this week and pick up a copy of the winter issue of IR Magazine to see the full list.

A version of this article was published in the winter 2018 issue of IR Magazine – the 30th anniversary issue of the industry’s premier publication.

Ben Ashwell

Ben Ashwell was the editor at IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary , covering investor relations, governance, risk and compliance. Prior to this, he was the founder and editor of Executive Talent , the global quarterly magazine from the Association of...