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Nov 26, 2018

A new voice for investor relations: The early days of IR Magazine

Looking back on the launch of the publication as IR Magazine celebrates 30 years
I launched Investor Relations back in 1988 with an utterly inadequate understanding of what IR really was. I wasn’t the only ignorant one, however. I’d heard the term ‘investor relations’ and asked around about what it was without getting entirely satisfactory answers. Nor did it help to call a UK listed company and ask to speak to the IR department or the IRO, where you might well meet with confusion: ‘Do you mean industrial relations?’ or ‘I don’t think we have an investor relations

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Janet Dignan

Janet Dignan is a graduate of Otago University in New Zealand, where she read philosophy. From 1979 to1982 she was head of information at Linklaters, with responsibility for internal and external information resources for its offices in London, Hong...
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