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UK IR Society Virtual Annual Conference 2020


"Embracing Change: The new age of IR"

Alongside keynote addresses, the conference sessions will look at key market themes and mega trends, ESG and stewardship and how to shape your IR programme in a post-COVID world.

While this year the conference format might be a little different, we look forward to bringing you the same unrivalled content combining live interactive discussions and on demand sessions. You will also have the opportunity to network with peers and visit exhibitors via the virtual platform throughout the event. The full programme and information on speakers, as well as highlights videos from the 2019 event, can be found on the UK IR Society’s conference microsite.

After the live event, the virtual environment will remain live for 30 days, during which time ticket holders can revisit the site and access the on demand content as well as visiting the exhibition booths. 

The IR Society is charging a fee of £150 + VAT for IR Society members (£200 + VAT for non-members), but there is an early bird discount for any international partner bookings received by Friday 14 August, taking the price down to £75 + VAT.

As a member of IR club Schweiz, we would be delighted to invite you to register for the conference at the same rates as UK IR Society members. Please write to us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration at UK IR Society. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact the UK IR Society on +44 20 7379 1763 or enquiries.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.irsociety.org.uk.

Donnerstag, 1. OKTOBER 2020

IR Magazine Awards – Europe


Join us on Thursday, October 1 for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe. The internationally renowned IR Magazine Awards – Europe will honor excellence in the investor relations profession. The prestigious ceremony, will host the best of the IR community from across Europe at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.

By popular demand, the awards will once again present two types of award categories – researched and nominated – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in IR across Europe.

Register for free now

If you have any questions, email Priscilla.Lim.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.irmagazine.com or call the IR Magazine team on +44 20 8004 5340.


1. Virtuelle DIRK-Mitgliederversammlung

Virtuell – live aus Frankfurt

Der DIRK veranstaltet zum ersten Mal die kommende Herbst-Mitgliederversammlung virtuell. Freuen Sie sich auf ein interessantes und abwechslungsreiches Programm, das live aus dem DVFA-Center in Frankfurt gesendet wird.

Dieses Jahr steht die Teilnahme nebst DIRK-Mitgliedern exklusiv auch Mitgliedern des IR club Schweiz offen.

Das Themenspektrum reicht von der Vorstellung aktueller Studien zu Prognosen & Guidance, Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation oder Bezahlresearch über Case Studies und Vorträge zu aktuellen Themen wie der EU-Taxonomie, dem Corporate Governance Reporting oder den Änderungen durch das jüngst in Kraft getretenen ARUG II. Eine Diskussion über die Hauptversammlung der Zukunft rundet das inhaltliche Programm ab.

Zur Anmeldung (Anmeldeschluss: 29. September)

Hinweise: Bitte notieren Sie bei der Registrierung im Feld "Anmerkungen", dass Sie Mitglied im IR club Schweiz sind. Das bei der Registrierung angebotene Präsent kann aus logistischen Gründen nicht an Mitglieder des IR club Schweiz versandt werden.

6.-8. OKTOBER 2020

IR Magazine Global Forum 2020


IR Magazine is holding the Global IR Forum 2020 on October 6 – October 8, bringing together investor relations officers from different sectors, markets and regions to learn how to adapt their IR program at a time when markets are rapidly evolving and shareholder bases are changing.

Regional outlook
Different governments have approached the Covid-19 crisis in contrasting ways, and the speed at which restrictions have been easing is equally different. This creates a variety of scenarios for business, regulators and investors alike. The Global IR Forum is structured to focus on the most relevant challenges facing investor relations in your region.

Sector-specific discussions
The global pandemic has accelerated digitalization, increased awareness on health practices and had a significant impact on the global economy. The nature of your industry and how it reacts to macro cycles presents unique challenges for your business and investor base. This year, the Global IR Forum features sector-focused sessions, so whether you’re managing risk or maximizing opportunity you can hear from leading heads of IR at public companies, investors and analysts.

IR club members benefit from a 50% discount on tickets. Please write to us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration.

If you have any questions, email Priscilla.Lim.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.irmagazine.com or call the IR Magazine team on +44 20 8004 5340.


15.00 UHR

Buyside Bonanza Event


This event is only open to Investor Relations professionals.

This unique event format offers all IROs the perfect opportunity to exchange views with selected representatives from the Buyside in an exclusive setting. We are delighted to welcome seven top-class Buyside panelists from BlackRock, Capital Group, Fidelity International, Fidelity Management & Research, Norges Bank Investment Mgmt, T. Rowe Price and Wellington Management.

After a short welcome and overview of the event format we will start with a moderated panel discussion. In three breakout sessions you will then meet our Buyside panelists together with your peers where you will be able to ask your most burning questions directly. After about 20 minutes the Buyside panelists will switch and move on to the next breakout room. At the end of the breakout sessions a short wrap up awaits you.

We look forward to exciting discussions with our IR club members.

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Welcome and opening remarks
Lorna Davie, President, IR club Schweiz



A brief overview of the new virtual corporate access world
Mark Loehr, CEO, OpenExchange and sponsors for the event



Moderated Panel discussion

Our Panel of Buyside experts will drill down into the major changes in the market that includes the evolution of the Corporate Access function from the sell-side to the buy-side.


  • What is the meaning for Investor Relations, how does this affect investor engagement?
  • What impact is there to the way that the Buyside and corporates work together, will there be any added benefits and better use of Management time?
  • How should Investor Relations teams approach the Buyside?
  • What is the potential significance of Covid-19 for the Buyside, what trends do you see emerging because of recent experiences?

Moderator: Victoria Redgrave, Executive Director at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR)



Breakout sessions
Following the panel discussions, our Buyside panelists will be split into three smaller breakout sessions. This will provide you the opportunity to engage directly with the Buyside panelists who will rotate across each break out session in turn.



Wrap-Up and closing remarks
Lorna Davie, President, IR club Schweiz



Our Buyside Panelists


Valentina Barnfather is European Head of Corporate Access at Capital Group having joined in March 2019. She has over 12 years of corporate access experience gained whilst working on the sell-side at Redburn. Before that she was an equity analyst at J.P.Morgan having first qualified as an Chartered Accountant with KPMG. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Valentina is based in London.


Karen Harley is a Corporate Access Associate at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR Co.), the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries.


Patricia Lefranc is Global Head of Corporate Access at Fidelity International, based in London. Patricia was previously Head of Corporate Access, EMEA, at J.P. Morgan and UBS. Patricia was also Head of Investor Relations at Orange SA. Patricia holds a European Master in BA from ESCP Europe.


Caroline Preston is a vice president of T. Rowe Price International Ltd and is Corporate Access Manager in the Equity Division. In this role, Caroline is responsible for establishing and implementing in-house corporate access strategies in partnership with the investment professionals for EMEA and APAC. Caroline has over 18 years’ experience in Financial Services, and prior to joining T. Rowe Price she was Executive Director at J. P. Morgan Securities within the EMEA Corporate Access team. She earned a BA (Hons) in French and Politics from the University of Bristol.


Hugo Sanders is the director of Corporate Access and Research Services. He is responsible for building out and overseeing a global corporate access and research services function for Wellington Management. This involves the coordination and management of access to corporates and experts globally in partnership with investors. It also includes on- and off-site meetings, site visits, conference calls, roadshows, investment conferences and bespoke field trips. Hugo also represents the firm to investor relations contacts when appropriate. In addition, he oversees the research services and data teams which manage the full life cycle of external research providers and market data providers including procurement, negotiation of services, due diligence, evaluation and relationship management.


Ellie Tinto is Head of the Corporate Solutions Team for BlackRock EMEA. Corporate Solutions sits in the BlackRock Capital Markets group (BCM). Covering the full spectrum of public and private markets, BCM offers a centralized function for sourcing and syndication, financing, co-investment and corporate solutions activities. Ellie has 16 years’ experience of working in corporate access, beginning with her role as an originator at Société Générale in London. She joined Sanofi Investor Relations team in 2010 where she was tasked with driving European and US investor engagement through targeting and strategic outreach.


Edward Young is Head of Corporate Access at Norges Bank Investment Management. He joined NBIM in July 2017 after 10 years on the sell-side across Equity Capital Markets and Advisory roles at both Barclays and RBS. Ed has a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol.


IR Club Schweiz is being supported by OpenExchange to deliver this meeting.

25.-27. November 2020

Investor Relations Assistenz – Fit for the Job

Frankfurt am Main

In diesem Intensiv-Workshop, durchgeführt vom DIRK - Deutscher Investor Relations Verband, vertiefen Sie Ihr Wissen im IR Bereich und steigern Ihre Kompetenz als Assistentin oder Assistent. Sie erhalten einen umfassenden Überblick über die Rahmenbedingungen und Treiber der Investor Relations und des Kapitalmarkts. Langjährige Investor Relations-Manager berichten aus der Praxis und verraten Tipps & Tricks für den Alltag. Sie treffen Kollegen aus Österreich, Deutschland und der Schweiz und bauen sich so ein Netzwerk für den kontinuierlichen Erfahrungsaustausch auf.

Mitglieder des IR club Schweiz profitieren von einer Vergünstigung von € 600 (bei der Anmeldung bitte im Kommentarfeld vermerken).

Weitere Informationen & Anmeldung


Traditioneller Chlaushöck


This event is only open to IR club Schweiz members.

More information will follow soon.