The Purpose of Investor Relations
An accomplished financial executive with experience in capital raising and distribution, Jerry Cain has worked at several financial institutions over the last two decades, including Lazard Freres, where he held the role of director for four years. Since 2020, he has served as a managing director of Slate Asset Management. Jerry Cain’s areas of expertise include capital raising and investor relations.
Investor relations is an integral part of public relations designed to disclose factual and timely information about a company’s stock to shareholders, investors, and government authorities. This promotes transparency and protects investors from being misled into taking unwanted risks. The information disclosed by investor relations departments is tailored to retail and institutional investors. It contains financial and non-financial data that can be leveraged by analysts and investors when vetting company valuations.
Private companies don’t require investor relations departments. However, a private company must have an investor relations department when it is about to transition into a public company. The investor relations team prepares factual information about company affairs by working with the executive management, legal, and accounting departments.