What is the IR market like? A 60 second overview!

January 8, 2019

The million dollar recruitment question! This time of year, both candidates and clients are keen to know what the investor relations recruitment landscape is like to determine whether it’s an advisable time to commence a recruitment process, or to make a career move.

From a clients’ perspective, Q1 is an optimal time to be hiring as there is a flurry of candidates to the market, particularly as bonuses get paid over the coming weeks and a new job search escalates on people’s priority lists. The optimistic sentiment and expectations of growth in the IR space makes it an attractive market.

There has been a good level of new roles at Carter Murray in 2019 across all parts of the market we cover – the corporate listed space, private equity, IR advisory and within IR corporate solutions. We have had a number of client meetings with institutions looking to hire their first inhouse IR professional. So much so, we have prepared a guide on all you need to know when hiring your first inhouse IR professional and this has been shared with numerous CFO’s and CEO’s to fully prepare them.

Despite the market apprehension as we approach Brexit, the new year is often when new budgets for additional headcount kick in which brings the opportunity to grow or reshape IR teams. 

As we approach the end of January, I have prepared a quick overview of what we are seeing in the areas of IR where we are currently working roles:

Corporate IR

Private Equity/Alternative Assets

Corporate Solutions


If you would like a further insight into the IR market, or to discuss current roles, please do get in touch at debbienathan@cartermurray.com.