IRPAS-SMU INVESTOR RELATIONS SURVEY: THE ROLE OF INVESTOR RELATIONS IN THE MODERN DAY CORPORATION

IRPAS and Singapore Management University (SMU) jointly conducted this survey of IROs in Singapore across all SGX-listed companies to examine the role of investor relations (IR) in today’s modern corporations, provide insights into the structure and organisation of the IR function, and obtain feedback on specific initiatives these IROs would like IRPAS to offer. Highlights of the survey were:

  • 94% of large and mid-cap companies have a dedicated IR office or IRO, compared to 32% of small-cap companies
  • 75% of companies without a dedicated IRO said the function is performed by the Chief Financial Officer
  • Over two-thirds of IROs attend C-suite management meetings, reflecting the importance of the IR role

The IRPAS-SMU collaborative IR survey was conducted in March 2013, and the results of the survey were presented at a roundtable held in Singapore on Tuesday, 10 December 2013.


INVESTOR RELATIONS ROUNDTABLE 2013: THE ROLE OF INVESTOR RELATIONS (IR) AND BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MODERN DAY CORPORATION

On the back of the investor relations survey, and in conjunction with the re-launch of IRPAS, we invited a panel of senior industry professionals to discuss their views on the role of IR and IROs in modern corporations; governance, compliance and accountability, as well as IR best practices across the globe.

Panellists

Mr Harold Woo(Moderator)
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, CapitaLand & President, IRPAS

Mr Chng Lay Chew
Chief Financial Officer, Singapore Exchange; Chairman, Singapore CFO Institute, Advisory Council & Director, IRPAS

Dr Andrew Lee
Associate Professor of Accounting (Practice), Programme Director, MSc in CFO Leadership Programme, Singapore Management University

Mr David Gerald
President and Chief Executive Officer, Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS)

Mr Neil Stewart
Editorial and Research Director, IR Magazine

Opening Speech By
Mr Magnus Böcker
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange


WHITE PAPER – INVESTOR RELATIONS ROUNDTABLE 2013: THE ROLE OF INVESTOR RELATIONS (IR) AND BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MODERN DAY CORPORATION

RoundtableWhitepaperCrystallising discussions from the roundtable, this white paper contains insights from our panel speakers on the role of IR and IROs across Singapore, Asia and globally; international best IR practices, as well as advice for IR professionals to stay effective and relevant in an ever-changing economy.