Company history

1988
Investor Relations magazine is launched by Janet Dignan (editor) at The Economist Group.

1991
Launch of the first Investor Relations Magazine Awards in London.

1993
Dignan and Ian Richman (sales director) found Cross-Border Publishing (later renamed Cross Border) to publish Investor Relations magazine.

1995
Richman opens our New York office on Wall Street to spearhead expansion in north America for the magazine, awards and other events.

2002
Corporate Secretary is launched to meet the needs of governance professionals, corporate secretaries and corporate counsel in North America.

2003
Investor Relations magazine is renamed IR Magazine.

2003-2009
IR Magazine’s events portfolio expands to a global audience, with conferences and awards in China, Hong Kong/Taiwan, Ireland, Continental Europe, Brazil and South East Asia, as well as across the US, Canada and the UK. Corporate Secretary develops think tanks and webinars in north America, and launches the Corporate Governance Awards in 2008.

2010
Following significant investment in our digital products, new websites are launched for both magazines: IR Magazine’s new online presence, Inside Investor Relations, and Corporate Secretary.  IR Insight, our research brand, is established to benchmark IR performance online and develop our flagship research reports. We start an IR jobs board on IR Magazine’s website.

2011 and beyond
IR Magazine launches new education events. Investor perception seminars inform corporates how to position their company at the forefront of best practice. Our webinar program provides free, 30-minute briefings on current issues. IR Insight initiates a global research survey of IR professionals – the largest of its kind. Corporate Secretary starts a weekly news roundup, and both magazines embrace social media on facebook and Twitter.  

Looking to the future, Cross Border is positioned to grow our brands and digital presence. Find out how you can work with us here to align your brand with our success and reach our executive audiences.