Introduction to Investor Relations

Introduction to Investor Relations

In this video, Ronan sets the groundwork for understanding investor relations, from how it developed in the 1950’s with the aim of attracting individual investors to a company’s shares, to what it means for financial professionals today. He also explains the investors and other stakeholders keen to know more about a company’s performance and, therefore, who IR needs to take into consideration. 
Overview

Investor Relations (IR) was born from the aim of attracting individual investors to invest in a company’s shares. The IR function over the past few decades has seen an evolution from just being communication specialists to finance professionals. IR is now an integral part of a company that is even referred to as the face of the company. In this video, we will look at the history of IR, their functions, goals and how they operate.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the history and evolution of IR

  • Comprehend the functions performed by IR

  • Identify the skills needed to be a good IR professional

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Ronan White

Ronan White

Ronan has over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles across the financial services sector in Ireland and the UK. His career spans treasury, capital markets, investor relations, corporate lending, corporate communications, marketing, and compliance. He currently works in Dublin with InCol Limited a mortgage sector, financial solutions business focusing on the UK, Irish and Benelux markets, and with its sister company, DFinitive Capital, a financial aggregator originating capital markets funding for the social and affordable housing sector in Ireland. Ronan serves as Non-executive Chairman of Moneycorp Technologies Limited (MTL), the Irish based regulated subsidiary of Moneycorp Group. MTL operates the group’s EU business. Prior to InCol and DFinitive Ronan worked with National Australia Bank in London and prior to that he was with Anglo Irish Bank (Dublin and London), the Woodchester Group (a consumer finance business owned by GE Capital and before that by Credit Lyonnais) (Dublin and London) and with Allied Irish Banks (Dublin). Ronan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland having trained with KPMG where he specialised in reconstruction and insolvency assignments. He is a graduate of University College Dublin with a B. Comm. He holds the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma.

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