Investor relations

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Investor relations

The process by which the corporation communicates with its investors.
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Investor Relations

The department of a publicly-traded company that deals directly with shareholders and potential shareholders. The investor relations department answers questions, provides information, and generally serves as a direct link between shareholders and the company they partially own.
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The programme, which was conducted by a group of specialists, covered a multitude of topics, including investor relations principles and techniques, communication tools, valuation, corporate governance and financial statements.
Sani Sener, chairperson of the executive board of the TAV Airports Holding, said that Turkey's Investor Relations Awards indicated that Istanbul had become one of important financial centers in the world.
IR magazine hosts annual awards ceremonies in the US, the UK, continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with a combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals.
The significance for investor relations officers is that institutional investors are no longer willing to rely on brokerage analysts as the primary storytellers for the company.
The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) defines investor relations as "a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance, to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation."
"We are very pleased to retain the services of an experienced and professional IR company such as Watson Investor Relations," said Astris Energi president and CEO Jiri Nor.
Investor Relations Guide is the single most comprehensive compendium of investor relations practice and guidance ever published.
An August survey by the National Investor Relations Institute found that 40 percent of companies surveyed had seen their annual report budgets decrease from last year.
Web pages using the suite will also have financial disclosure information - news releases, quarterly earnings or SEC filings - updated automatically, online electronic database maintenance, a visitor tracking system, webcast broadcasting capabilities, transcripts of webcasts and easy management and updating of the investor relations section.
Daiwa Investor Relations, which belongs to Daiwa Securities Group Inc., estimates that 4 million individuals are obtaining investment information via the Internet.
The time and effort devoted to the practice of investor relations has grown substantially in recent years.(1) In fact, a recent study of FORTUNE 500 chief financial officers found that transmitting information to security analysts and investors is one of their most important activities.(2) Yet the investor relations topic has received scant attention in the investment literature.
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has been recognised as one of the best Investor Relations websites among all listed companies at the QIB honoured at the QSE's '4th Annual IR Excellence Programme Awards' organised by the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), in collaboration with Iridium Investor Relations.

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