Premier investor relations professional development & networking series returns for its sixth year in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Taipei
Hong Kong – Sept 4, 2017 – Ipreo, a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to corporate and financial services professionals, announced it will again be hosting its world-class educational experience in three cities in Asia from Monday, September 11, through Friday, September 15, 2017. This year’s “IR Wisdom Summit” is being produced in partnership with the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (“HKIRA”) and is designed to enhance the investor relations profession through increased professional education, awareness and networking.
The IR Wisdom Summit represents a unique opportunity for investor relations professionals, corporate secretaries and the C-suite in the region to benefit from an exclusive gathering of influential local, regional and international financial industry experts and peers. This year’s agendas cover such topics as the changing landscape of active and passive investment, MiFID II, corporate governance developments, and the changing role of IR professionals. The speaker line-up of international and regional speakers includes proxy advisors Glass Lewis & Co., investors such as BlackRock, Hermes Investment Management and Robeco, as well as insights from both the Taiwan and Hong Kong stock exchanges.
“The tremendous response to the IR Wisdom Summit over the past five years is a testament to the importance of professional development and networking to the development of the critical function of investor relations,” said Edward Soon, Ipreo’s Head of Corporate Sales for APAC. “We are very pleased to once again bring practical content and expertise directly to IR practitioners in the region.”
“The best-practices content and professional interactions that the IR Wisdom Summit provides are firmly aligned with HKIRA’s mission of developing investor relations in the region to international standards,” said Eva Chan, Chairman of HKIRA. “We are proud to partner with Ipreo on this valuable initiative.”
To learn more about the Wisdom IR Summit, and to register for one of the events, visit http://events.ipreo.com/ir-wisdom-2017/.
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. Our extensive suite of investor relations services provides our corporate clients with unparalleled cross-asset class surveillance, investor targeting, buy-side perception studies, transaction analysis and predictive analytics. Additionally, Ipreo’s BD Corporate IR workflow platform offers the most accurate and comprehensive database covering global institutional contacts, profiles, and ownership data. Our critical insights and flexible solutions help our clients run more effective investor relations programs. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1100 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world.
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional association comprising investor relations practitioners and corporate officers responsible for communications between corporate management and the investment community. Since being established in 2008, HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, advances the best IR practices and meets the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession.
HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of our members. To date, HKIRA has over 650 members and most of them are working for companies primarily listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HKIRA’s membership profile covers a wide spectrum of professions from IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment roles. It consists of executives at various stages of their career, including the top executives from the IR professional and also the C-level management of listed companies.