Korn Ferry examined the role investor relations officers (IROs) play in helping organizations navigate unpredictable and dynamic markets.

A survey of 397 members of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) was conducted from April – May 2022.

Key findings include:
1.) IROs said the most important skills needed to be successful today are:
— Communication/storytelling
— Financial acumen
— Strategic mindset
— Managing ambiguity

2.) More than 80% of IROs changed how they managed the IR function during the pandemic.
— 64% of IROs said the IR function has been elevated within their company.

3.) With a virtual lockdown, more IROs have leveraged technology and digital communication to conduct roadshows, one-on-one meetings, and conferences, as well as fine-tune their materials to better suit the virtual meeting landscape.

4.) More than 90% of IROs said they are “very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” about the profession.

Find the original report here

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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