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FGS Global at the 2024 NIRI Annual Conference

Given today’s complex macroeconomic and geopolitical environment, the investor landscape is rapidly evolving. This has created new challenges and opportunities for companies to clearly articulate and refresh their equity story and investment thesis. Increasing demands from shareholders, regulators and multiple other stakeholders requires consistent and transparent investor communications aligned with a company’s broader vision and communications strategy.  

FGS Global sits at the forefront of equity advisory and investor relations, with a deep bench of experienced individuals including former IR heads, analysts, capital market specialists and bankers with a keen understanding of the strategic communications landscape.

Meet our Experts at NIRI

Our Partners, Liz Zale and John Christiansen, will be on the ground at this year’s NIRI Annual Conference, where discussion will range from navigating volatile markets, attracting new investors, articulating a company’s equity story, best practices for IROs and more.

Liz Zale will be speaking on a panel called “Planning for the Unknown - How Agility and Flexibility in Your IR Program Can Drive Better Outcomes” with Jeff Edwards, Head of Investor Relations at Charles Schwab, and Joseph Hassett, SVP Investor Relations at Gregory FCA. For more information on Liz’s panel, please visit the NIRI website here.

Liz Zale is a Partner in FGS Global’s New York office. Liz Zale advises management and boards on advancing and defending corporate reputation and creating best-in-class investor relations programs. She has extensive experience in crisis management and communications, shareholder activism and capital markets advisory. Prior to FGS Global, Liz spent two decades in corporate roles, including as head of investor relations for companies such as Moody's Corporation, Nielsen and Simon Property Group. Read Liz’s full bio here.

John Christiansen is a Partner in San Francisco, Co-Head of the firm's West Coast offices and Co-Head of the global Transaction and Financial Communications practice. He advises clients on complex M&A, restructurings, IPOs, activist defense, crisis situations and litigation, as well as ongoing media relations and investor relations programs. Prior to joining FGS Global in 2009, John was head of West Coast Equity Capital Markets for Cowen. He also spent over 10 years with Morgan Stanley, primarily in the Silicon Valley Technology Investment Banking Group. Read John’s full bio here.

FGS Global at the center of the stakeholder economy

We work at the intersection of all relevant sectors, helping you reach the audiences that matter most. In addition to our Transaction & Financial Communications capabilities, FGS Global advises clients across sectors on:

Meet the Team