On Monday 7th March, RD:IR submitted a White Paper to the IR society for publication on their website and distribution to their database. Titled “Oil – The Landscape is Changing”, the piece looks at difference a year has made in the price per barrel of oil, the drivers behind the fall, and the effects of the falling oil price on the UK stock market and pension funds. The full white paper can be found at
RD:IR is also delighted to confirm that it has again agreed to be Gold Sponsor to the IR Society for another year, underlining its commitment to the Society and the local IR Community in general.
On Tuesday 8th March, Richard Davies (MD of RD:IR) organised and chaired a breakout session at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators’ Annual Conference at the ExCel Conference Centre on the topic of the convergence of company secretary practice and IR. Richard’s co-panellists were Ben Willey, Company Secretary of Hunting plc, and Emily Carey, Head of Governance at BP. The session was attended by approximately 60 company secretaries, mainly from listed companies. Richard’s involvement in the ICSA conference followed on from his article in February edition of the Governance and Compliance Magazine
On Thursday 10th March, Richard Davies will be a guest speaker at the AIC UK Conference. The AIC is the trade body for closed-ended investment companies, and the conference brings together over 300 directors of investment companies and other senior industry figures to hear a variety of expert speakers discuss the headline issues of the day. Topics will include issues such as regulation and the opportunities of the CMU, the prospect for the UK economy and interest rates, liquidity and how and why this affects demand from major investors, and insights into shareholder activity.