Fidelio Research & Reports

Mar 2018 Reports

The Challenge In a time of rapid change it is clear that companies need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The speed of change has made access to talent imperative; it has also made the onboarding process, in particular for senior executives, significantly more challenging. “Organ rejection” is a distinct risk in times of rapid corporate […]

Sep 2016 Reports

Fidelio is a Board Development and Executive Search consultancy with a specialist focus on senior roles that are critical for shareholders and stakeholders. These roles include Independent Non-Executive Directors, senior Finance professionals and, of course, Investor Relations (IR) Directors. Traditionally, IR has been regarded as an executive function, and while we absolutely recognise the importance […]

May 2015 Reports

Following a series of activist investors showing interest in UK and EU listed companies, now more than ever it is time for Boards to review how they interface with the market and ensure that the appropriate equity story is given to investors. Fidelio is a leading Executive Search Consultancy with a deep expertise in senior […]

Dec 2014 Reports

As we look ahead to 2015, it’s a good time to review career trends in the IR profession. In this article for the IR Society’s Informed Magazine, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege outlines the trends in IR career development which Fidelio have observed over 2014, and predicts the key developments which 2015 will bring to careers in IR. […]

Oct 2014 Reports

As an executive search consultancy that specialises in corporate roles which are critical for shareholders, Fidelio Partners see many different models for the relationship between IR and the Board. In this article for the IR Society’s Informed Magazine, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege describes how the IR function is often overlooked by FSE 100 companies, how external advisers can undermine the […]

Dec 2013 Reports

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, partner at Fidelio Partners contributed a blueprint of “Building a Debt IR Function” for The International Treasurer’s Handbook 2014 by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). Increasingly companies that are frequent issuers in the Debt capital markets are recognising the benefits of establishing a Debt Investor Relations (IR) function. This commentary provides a […]

Nov 2013 Liveblogs

At a recent event, a distinguished panel discussed the importance of the relationship between the chairman and the head of IR. Gillian Karran-Cumberlege of Fidelio Partners reports. Fidelio has long taken the view that IR has a strategic contribution to make in ensuring access to capital and fair valuation. As such, on 11 July 2013, […]

Jul 2013 Reports

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 – Results of a survey published today by Fidelio Partners, the international Board Development and Executive Search consultancy, reveal a sharp focus on Corporate Reputation within leading European corporates, as well as profound changes underway in how these corporates communicate and engage with key stakeholders. The author of the report, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, commented: […]

Apr 2013 Reports

5 Years into the downturn ensuring access to capital remains critical for the CFO A report by Fidelio Partners, an international Board Development and Executive Search Consultancy, finds that 5 years into the downturn access to capital remains a critical agenda item for the CFO. Capital has become a precious commodity; one of the primary tasks of the […]

Sep 2011 Liveblogs

In Informed, the magazine of the UK IR Society, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege explores the changing shareholder landscape and how increasingly stakeholders are an important determinant of valuation.

Sep 2010 Liveblogs

In Informed (Autumn 2010), the magazine of the UK IR Society, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege analyses the drivers of successful IR and the characteristics of highly effective Investor Relations Directors.

Jan 2010 Reports

SUMMARY 28th January 2010 Trust in business and financial institutions, in particular, is arguably at an all time low. Customers and investors are demanding more and more non-financial data from companies but can be sceptical regarding the validity of reports that are not assured or verified by external third parties. There is a growing shift […]

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