Grayling is the second largest independent communications firm in the world. We specialize in Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Event Management and Digital/Media. We have over 900 staff and 70 offices around the world. Christopher Chu, the author of this blog is an agency Investor Relations director for hire at Grayling's, New York City office. He has 12 years of capital markets experience working for over 40 Fortune 500 and micro-cap companies alike. Christopher has a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S. in Information Systems Management. Being deep in the pocket between senior level management, corporate communications team, sell-side analysts, investment bankers and the buy-side, the Investor Relations agency is often the conduit for information and dialogue between these worlds. It is this bi-lateral perspective where we can offer insight on some of the key issues and hot topics around the world today.