With nearly 30 years’ experience as both investor relations practitioners and in investor relations executive search, we remain the leading global specialist investor relations executive recruitment firm. We have deep and insightful knowledge of the modern requirements of today’s investor relations leader ensuring we are the go-to investor relations executive recruiter.
We know what makes great investor relations, resulting in more than 500 successfully completed senior level appointments into a diverse range of blue-chip companies globally. No other executive search firm has the same industry exposure nor the detailed working knowledge of the key requirements of investor relations.
Expertise with Deep Industry Connectivity
We maintain ongoing relationships with all the leading investor relations officers globally, coupled with leading equity research analysts, bankers, and advisors, ideally placing us to understand the unique challenges of the global investor relations market. It’s a combination of expertise and industry connectivity that has enabled us to help appoint more senior investor relations leaders in major organisations than any other executive search firm.
The Largest Network of Senior IROs Globally
It also means we’re able to offer vital added value: Our extensive contact list has enabled us to have a 100% success rate at completing senior level mandates and also to deliver more all-women candidate shortlists in IR, underlining our commitment to raising the DE&I profile of the profession.
Global Reach – Local Execution
And if you want to widen the net for your search, we can offer you reach into the talent pools of the world’s other major financial centres via our associate businesses across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Today, CEOs and CFOs need a very different leadership profile from investor relations officers to those who filled the role in the past. Growing regulatory demands, increased shareholder activism, the realisation by boards that reputation in the markets matters, and much softer loyalty from analysts and fund managers have transformed the requirements of the position.
The Investor Relations Revolution
The modern IRO now must be a highly sophisticated business professional, as comfortable acting as a proxy for the executive team as reporting the basic financials. They need first-rate commercial acumen to be able to answer detailed, strategic questions from investors, insight into market opportunities, broad management capabilities, the ability to craft a compelling company narrative on shifting reputational sands, and to help the executive team navigate its way through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
The investor relations talent pool has diversified enormously to meet that demand. The candidates we shortlist today typically come with an array of highly sophisticated skillsets – direct financial experience in the equity capital markets as well as acquired business skills via CFAs, MBAs, or the IR Society’s ‘Certificate in Investor Relations’ (CIR).
They are also more likely to reflect gender diversity than ever before, and we’re passionate about championing and advancing that professional plurality further. It’s why our professional development service purposely spends more time mentoring women on their investor relations careers. It’s why we host events to showcase diverse IR role models, and why we have brought more women into investor relations from outside the industry than any other executive search firm.