MOSCOW and LONDON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
On 22 July 2011 the steering committee of the Global Investor Relations Network (GIRN) unanimously endorsed the admission of Financial Communications and Investor Relations Association (ARFI) to GIRN.
Confirming the admission, Mike Mitchell the General Manager of the UK Investor Relations Society and GIRN's Chairman, said:
"I am delighted that we are extending the global IR network to include IR professionals in Russia. With the development of multinational companies and cross border investors it is important that we should also match this with high standards of IR around the world."
Olga Rink, ARFI's executive director, comments:
"ARFI is proud to represent the Russian IR community in GIRN. I am sure that GIRN, being a common platform allowing national associations from 25 countries to exchange and unify best practice, is a true benefit for all the non-profit organizations and their members."
Information about ARFI
Russia's Financial Communications and Investor Relations Association (ARFI), previously known as AFBID, was formed in 2000. In 2008 it was reorganized and renamed. Among its members and participants are major Russian stock exchanges, financial news agencies, other companies and individuals specializing in the sphere of business information distribution and financial communications. In 2007-2008 ARFI initiated official recognition of the profession of IR Specialist in Russia.
Additional information at http://www.arfi.ru
Information about GIRN
GIRN aims to support the further development and practice of global investor relations, in line with the rapid development of global capital markets and the increasing demands for greater disclosure and transparency following the effects of the financial crisis. The Global Investor Relations Network serves as a unique global platform for the Investor Relations profession.
Mike Mitchell has been the General Manager of the UK Investor Relations Society since 2007 and was elected as GIRN's Chairman in 2011.
Mike is supported by the three person Steering Committee that focuses on issues relating to the further development of GIRN:
- Tom Enright, President and CEO, CIRI - Canadian Investor Relations Institute
- Ian Matheson, CEO of the Australasian Investor Relations Association
- Jeffrey D. Morgan, President and CEO, NIRI - National Investor Relations Institute (USA).
Additional information at http://www.girnet.org/aboutus
Michael Mitchell Chairman, GIRN, and General Manager, UK Investor Relations Society
SOURCE Global Investor Relations Network (GIRN)