Forward Thinking Investor Relations
October 2017
In this issue:

This issue discusses
- The IR Field: Part II-

As part of an exclusive three-part report, i-advize takes a closer look at the IR profession in terms of:
  • Part 1: Team Composition (Previous Issue)
  • Part 2: Professional Backgrounds, Responsibilities/Aspirations (Current issue)
  • Part 3: Compensation and Budgets (Upcoming January 2018 issue)
In our previous issue, we discussed the composition of investor relations teams in certain markets. This time, i-advize shares some of the preliminary results of its LATAM Compensation survey or a more in-depth analysis of regional IR professionals, their responsibilities and professional aspirations.


Part 3 of this study dives into Compensation and Salaries.  If you have NOT already participated, please complete the 20-question survey prior to December 1, 2017.


Inside Look at LATAM IR
Part II: Professional Backgrounds, Responsibilities and Aspirations
This i-advize newsletter is the second installment in a three-part series that takes a closer look at the IR profession --- specifically as it pertains to the Latin American region. Our main goal with this particular study was to identify key IR demographics in the region that would enable issuers to better understand the professional backgrounds, responsibilities and aspirations of their peers.

Earlier in August, i-advize sent out a survey entitled "IR Demographic and Compensation Study". While the survey responses are not all in yet, we did obtain a preliminary overview of the composition of investor relations teams in certain developed markets. All in all, over 80 IR professionals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru answered pointed questions about their professional experience, their day-to-day functions, as well as their aspirations for the future. In this report, we will be sharing some of these results with you.

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Juntos con Mexico
On October 1, 2017, i-advize Corporate Communications and its employees made a substantial donation to the Fundación Carlos Slim, in conjunction with Fundacion Telmex Telcel, in support of those affected by the earthquake that took place in September. i-advize has always had a very close relationship with the Mexican market and our goal is to stand with our clients in the bad times as well as the good times. We selected this particular donation channel because its promise is to deliver 5x the amount donated to the cause. Fuerza Mexico.  DONATE HERE                      

Volaris Investor Day - New York City
(NYSE: VLRS , BMV: VOLAR) - September 13, 2017

Volaris management team at the NYSE
Left to Right: Enrique Beltranena (Volaris CEO), Melanie Carpenter (i-advize Managing Director) and Fernando Suarez (Volaris CFO)
In September, Volaris held its 2017 Investor Day, with a breakfast for buy-side and sell-side professionals at one of the many regal and recently-renovated New York Stock Exchange meeting rooms. The event featured company presentations by Volaris' renowned executive team, including, Chief Executive Officer - Mr. Enrique Beltranena, Chief Financial Officer - Mr. Fernando Suárez, Chief Commercial Officer - Mr. Holger Blankenstein and Chief Operating Officer - Mr. José Luis Suárez.

The event covered topics such as: major milestones since the last Investor Day in 2016, Volaris' financial and operating performance vis-à-vis the rest of the airline industry and upcoming growth opportunities in ancillary revenues and new markets such as Central America.

Volaris also rang The Opening Bell on September 15, 2017  (see link) .

ABOUT VOLARIS:  Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. With the youngest fleet in the Mexican market, Volaris offers low base fares and quality customer choice on 168 routes serving 68 destinations. For 5 consecutive years, Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility and was recently recognized  by the Institutional Investor magazine for excellence in the small-cap transportation category.                               
Visit to AHMSA 
This past September, the i-advize team, comprised of Managing Director, Maria Barona and Vice President, Rafael Borja, visited the corporate offices of Altos Hornos de Mexico, more commonly referred to as AHMSA, a Mexican steel producer located in the town of Monclova, Coahuila. The purpose of the visit was to train the new and improved investor relations team on current IR trends and practices. The visit also included a tour to the fiery, steel ovens and processing areas as well as to several of the plant units found in the vast properties allocated to steel production in the city of Monclova.

This year, AHMSA celebrates its 75-year anniversary, marked by a renewed sense of company purpose. We are happy to welcome AHMSA into our growing family of clients.

Left to Right: Luis Guillermo Valdes Portales (AHMSA's IRO), Maria Barona and Rafael Borja (i-advize team)