The IR professional’s role has evolved into a significant function at large companies – especially those with an international shareholder base. From corporate sustainability and SEC disclosure effectiveness to revenue recognition and reputation management, today’s IR professionals are instrumental in value creation and are more vital to public companies than ever. With the end of each fiscal quarter comes preparation for the ubiquitous earnings announcement, where IROs must be fully versed on the issues of the day and how they impact shareholder value.
- Given the vast spectrum of information they manage and the litany of regulatory and compliance standards they must consider on a day-to-day basis, IR professionals are fast-becoming a critical component of corporate management. On September 27, 2017, we shared a number of key insights regarding the increasingly important role of IR professionals and discuss the most important issues facing public companies today.