Rhylin Bailie has over 28 years of experience in the mining industry and 17 years in investor relations. She currently serves as VP of Investor Relations at Equinox Gold.
Equinox Gold is a growth-focused mining company. Currently, the company has seven gold mines. They are working towards their plan to increase production by advancing a pipeline of growth projects.
Rhylin served as a director on the national board of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute between 2014-2022.
“Investor relations needs a Jack of all trades. You don’t need to know everything about every department, you just need to know enough to be able to explain it to investors.” — Rhylin Bailie [0:05:13]
Rhylin was the sixth employee at the company which now has over 6000 dedicated workers. Equinox now boasts a remarkable $2 billion market cap! She explains how she started with Equinox Gold, dives into what they do, and how her role in investor relations has evolved.
We learn how Rhylin builds meaningful relationships with investors and offers advice for those who want to do the same.
You'll learn how retail and institutional investors differ, and what it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated field.
“They say dress for the job that you want; make sure that the way you are portraying your company is one step ahead of where you are. If you want people to see you, you want them to see who you’re going to be in the future because that’s what they’re investing in.” — Rhylin Bailie [0:44:27]
Rhylin drops some gems of wisdom on how to pitch to investors, why you should always start with “why”, and how technology can be your closest ally.
Finally, she shares all she has learned through her experience of hostile takeovers, and more valuable pearls. This episode is a must-listen for those looking to make a name for themselves in investor relations.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Rhylin explains how she ended up at Equinox Gold, and what the company does.
How investor relations and mining go hand-in-hand.
The importance of always being open to new opportunities.
Rhylin’s role in investor relations and how it has evolved and changed over the years.
How she develops lasting relationships with investors.
Exploring the differences between retail and institutional investors.
The advancement of technology and social media adding value to investor relations.
What it’s like being a woman in investor relations and mining.
A look at how she makes a pitch to investors.
Rhylin’s advice for juniors who are looking to build meaningful investor relationships.
How she uses technology to help foster relationships with investors.
Lessons from past experiences of hostile takeovers
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