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Apr 16, 2018

Careers: Why the sell side may have an IR advantage

New research suggests former analysts bring more confidence to IR and improved relationships with the Street. IR Magazine explores whether the pros of hiring ex-analysts outweigh the consse
With analysts’ first-hand knowledge of the public markets, their contacts on the buy side and their experience of corporate access events, they can appear to be the perfect fit for a senior IR job. Recent research from three academics in North America suggests as much, finding that former-analyst IROs improve a company’s financial disclosures, analyst coverage, institutional investor holdings and stock liquidity.  The greatest incidence of ex-analysts being hired as IR professionals

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Ben Ashwell

Ben Ashwell

Ben Ashwell is 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...