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IR Magazine Spring 2023 edition

Capital thinking

How to find new and greater value in your investor day

Welcome all to the spring issue of IR Magazine – perfect timing for us to launch the latest evolution of your indispensable and independent, purely digital quarterly publication, which informs and inspires the world’s investor relations community as it has done for more than 30 years.

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IR Magazine Spring 2023 edition Editor's NoteEnjoy intuitively navigating on your devices, on the go or at your desk your exclusive multimedia premium content this issue. We speak directly and candidly with your IR peers and take deeper dives on the topics we all focus on each quarter. Our world-class features this issue are themed around corporate access, shareholder targeting & ID and key communications tools in technology and social media.

I was fascinated to hear about the initiatives IROs are taking with their shareholder engagements in these post-pandemic times, discovering through real-world applications what works best for them on investor days – even taking inspiration from sports TV shows (see Seizing the (investor) day.

Industry leaders tell us their expectations for corporate access in 2023 and offer advice to IROs on what can be done to improve investors’ experience (see Corporate access all areas?). Let’s examine the worldwide state of shareholder transparency and ask international IROs whether a period of greater openness is getting under way (see The global push for transparency).

For our latest original research study that sets the agenda, IR Magazine took stock of the return to in-person roadshows, site visits, investor days and investor conferences after years of mandatory virtual engagements. This issue we put our findings to global senior IROs for their verdicts (see On the road again).

We turn to targeting to reveal how IR teams around the world are planning their 2023 engagement calendars. What’s changed, what has stayed the same – and what does the ‘new normal’ really look like? (See Balancing act.)

Companies tells us they are turning to social media to connect with their growing numbers of retail investors but some understandably remain cautious. Let us guide you through this minefield to safety and success (see Social construction).

IROs often fly solo in their roles so the humble smartphone has become an essential 24/7 assistant in our hyper-connected world. IR professionals reveal their tried and tested essentials – which ones do you have on your devices? (See Top 10 smartphone apps for IR.)

We end our spring issue with a glamorous flourish by revealing the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2022 and IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2022. We showcase two winners that especially impressed the judges (see Celebrating the best of the best).

IR Magazine remains our flagship but I invite you all to watch and subscribe to our freshly reinvigorated IR TV video channel and The Ticker podcast, as well as and its associated newsletters and social media, where our constantly updated and trusted news and features capture the IR zeitgeist and deliver it to you. All the regular features you love from this quarterly publication are now accessible on so do subscribe and keep up with your investor relations contemporaries.

As always, do get in touch with questions, comments or suggestions, and we look forward to meeting you at our international IR Magazine forums, think tanks and awards this year!

James Beech