QSE has published a set of mandatory IR Rules which have become effective as of 1st October 2019.
Investor relations is the term used to describe the activity of companies communicating with the broader investment community. While the communication that listed companies undertake is a mix of regulatory and voluntary activities, investor relations is that part of stock market life that sees companies interacting with existing shareholders, potential investors, analysts and journalists.
QSE wants to see our listed companies committed to improving the standards of investor relations across the market. We want this because the companies listed on our exchange are the corporate ambassadors that represent Qatar.
The IR Rules are intended to assist companies in promoting the three central pillars of good investor relations - transparency, disclosure, and even-handed dealings with investors. These, coupled with an appropriate regulatory regime, are what give investors the confidence to invest their capital.
Investor relations should very much be viewed as a long-term undertaking with the aim of enabling the investment community to have greater awareness of the company’s investment case so that shareholders, potential investors and traders, can each take an informed view and a decision as to their involvement with that listed company.
The IR Rules are designed to assist the IR function in its central and critical role in building trust in listed companies’ disclosure practices.
Further details can be found in the links below:
|Market Notice 003 of 2019|
|IR Rules Briefing Pack|
|IR Rules Q&A|
|IR Rules Guidelines|