DIRK - the German Investor Relations Association - is the largest European trade association uniting businesses and capital markets. We give investor relations (IR) a voice and represent approximately 85% of the capital listed on the stock exchange in Germany. As independent experts, we optimise the dialogue between issuers, investors and the relevant intermediaries, while setting professional standards of quality. Our members receive expert support and practice-oriented knowledge, as well as access to networks and IR professionals from across the globe. In addition, we actively promote the investor relations profession and offer extensive opportunities for further training and development in close cooperation with industry and research.