Research section: Education and investor relations
It’s commonly accepted that there is no set route to becoming an IRO: anecdotal evidence suggests many in the profession come from diverse starting points, be they financial qualifications, on-the-job training or industry-specific university degrees. Though there are many different starting points, there are several skill sets and personal characteristics that lend themselves to the profession, and other attributes that are more specifically useful.
This report studies how IR professionals ended up in their current position, how qualified their team members are and how often they refresh their professional training. We also look at what qualifications and qualities respondents would like to see in their new colleagues – and how the two match up – in order to see what attributes are most needed for IROs to succeed.