Richard Davies

Richard Davies is a London-based Investor Relations consultant and founder of RD:IR, an IR services company, now part of the global registration business, Equiniti Group.

After gaining an Honours Degree in German from Sussex University, Richard worked as a print journalist and television researcher before going into the City to develop one of the first UK share analysis services. Building on his experience in capital markets, Richard set up RD:IR in 2002 to offer IR consultancy to UK and international companies, combining quantitative and qualitative research processes with insightful advice.

As well as providing IR counsel, Richard has run many pioneering research projects across the global financial markets, including studies of hedge funds, emerging markets, private equity, and financial service marketing processes.

Richard is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Investor Relations Society, where he was chairman from 2009 to 2011, after acting previously as Deputy Chairman for five years. Richard helped set up the Society’s Certificate in Investor Relations and remains an active supporter of the Society.

Richard is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group.