WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rivel Research Group announced today that it will host the third Intelligence Council Conference on Dec. 6, 2010. Rivel cordially invites all existing members of the Intelligence Council to attend the conference to be held on Monday, December 6 at the Hilton Times Square in New York City.
The event serves to inform investor relations professionals of unique perspectives on current best practices in the industry, while offering attendees a forum to discuss key issues facing IR in today's market environment. In addition to hosting an interactive panel of buy-side professionals, Rivel will be presenting its inaugural 5.0 awards, which recognize the most successful IR programs across the globe, and offers conference attendees the chance to gain first-person insight into how these IROs are conducting best-in-class investor relations.
Key representatives of Rivel and the investment community will also be on hand to give presentations to those in attendance. The agenda for the conference includes:
* Investment Community Trends, Beliefs and Practices in 2010. Presentation by Brian P. Rivel, President of Rivel Research Group.
* An Interactive Buy-side Panel Discussion. topics will explore earnings call best practices, capital deployment and M&A preferences and the buy-side's definition of best-in-class investor relations.
* The Rivel IR Compensation Study – A First Look. Highlights include salary and bonus by title, IR budgets, performance review process, trends in total compensation and how IROs make the case for a raise.
* Rivel Inaugural 5.0 Awards and IR Panel. Recognition will be given for overall effectiveness of IR, disclosure, management credibility, among others. A panel discussion and insights into achieving Rivel 5.0 status will follow.
While those in attendance will have the invaluable opportunity to ask questions, meet and mingle with all in attendance, event participants will also have the opportunity to win raffle prizes including an Apple iPad, a $250 Capital Grille gift card and tickets to New York Mets and Knicks games.
The conference will commence at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Times Square located at 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), New York City. It is anticipated that the event will last until 5 p.m.
For further information about the event and event registration, please contact Barbara Sullivan, Director of Marketing, at (203) 635-4383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rivel Research Group
Rivel Research Group specializes in delivering actionable insight based on in-depth measurements of the global investment community. Gathering, analyzing and interpreting investment community feedback is our only business. Rivel's highly experienced staff provides the well-informed, unbiased and strategically relevant intelligence companies need to effectively communicate with such important constituencies as sell-side analysts, buy-side analysts, portfolio managers, the financial media and other influential audiences. The comprehensive information that Rivel supplies enables companies to evaluate performance, formulate strategy and identify opportunities to achieve corporate objectives directed toward these groups. Additional information concerning Rivel is available on its website at
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About the Intelligence Council
Rivel's Intelligence Council is the only program of its kind to offer peer insight combined with buy-side/sell-side analysis at an affordable price point. The program offers a unique blend of investor relations best practices. The council offers its members a platform from which their topical questions can be addressed within a secure and, if required, anonymous format while simultaneously providing guidance on critical longer-term objectives.
CONTACT: Rivel Research Group Barbara Sullivan, Director of Marketing (203) 635-4383