About Investor Relations
Investor Relations (IR) is the strategic two-way communication between a company and its stakeholders including the investment community at large, of information about its business activities and performance, financial and compliance data, growth strategy and prospects, with the objective of enabling the market to make an informed decision about the fair valuation and appropriate ownership of the shares and securities of the company.
Investor Relations Officers (IROs) play an important role in the strategic function of IR, both by working with management to actively engage stakeholders as well as ensuring that investor queries are effectively addressed. Besides ensuring accurate, timely and regular disclosure of company information to the regulators and capital markets, most IROs also play a role in the environmental, social and corporate governance policies of their companies.
Run by IROs for IROs, IRPAS is a voluntary commitment by a team of IR veterans united by the same dedication to build a community for fellow IR practitioners. It aims to empower members through education, professional development and networking initiatives, and to promote the sharing of IR knowledge and practices through internal research and partnerships with leading institutions and IR societies around the world.
IRPAS was established in 2006 by leading IROs, supported by SGX, with the primary objectives of championing IR best practice, enhancing professional competencies and elevating the overall standard of the IR profession in Singapore.
IRPAS has approximately 200 members comprising representatives from companies across sectors listed on the Mainboard and Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), as well as private organisations, financial communications advisors and service providers from around the region. IRPAS seeks to represent the views of its members and provide the platform to facilitate dialogue between IROs, regulators and the wider investment community.
Mr Chng Lay Chew, CFO, Singapore Exchange
“Every company must maintain effective communications with its stakeholders to inform them of its strategy, key business developments and performance. Although it is a collective effort of the management of the company, the Investor Relations function plays a leading role to ensure that this is sustained on an accurate and timely basis. The Investor Relations function has to understand both the company’s business, and the needs of a varied group of internal and external stakeholders. SGX recognizes the importance of investor relations and is committed to the continued development of the profession and to grow a community of investor relations professionals in Singapore.”
IRPAS Fact Sheet
- Champion best practices, professionalism and integrity in IR
- Empower members to be effective IR professionals with the power of knowledge
- Represent views of members and provide the platform for dialogue between companies, regulatory bodies and the investment community
- Build a cohesive community for the continued development of practitioners and the IR industry
- Our vision is to be the professional body representing IR professionals and contribute to elevating the overall standard of the IR profession in Singapore.
Our Core Values