As the recognized investor relations thought leader, NIRI is called on frequently by the media for comment on relevant issues. Through these opportunities, NIRI strives to raise the visibility of the profession and the professional stature of its members. Check this page frequently to read select NIRI news clips. Some links may require a subscription to the publication.

News Releases
April 5, 2021 IR professionals satisfied with pandemic response, NIRI study finds
An IR Magazine article on a Cision-NIRI survey report on the state of IR. 

March 26, 2021 IR Magazine, Hilton Worldwide, Medtronic and Nvidia Corporation among the big winners at IR Magazine Awards – US

January 30, 2021 Petition to increase 13F filings frequency builds momentum on Reddit
This IR Magazine article cites NIRI's efforts to improve 13F transparency. 

January 14, 2021 Nasdaq board diversity plan attracts broad support
This IR Magazine article quotes from NIRI's comment letter in support of Nasdaq's board diversity objectives. 

October 28, 2020 SEC set to ‘shelve’ 13F proposal, according to Bloomberg report
IR Magazine reports on the SEC's decision to drop its 13F proposal amid widespread opposition from NIRI and other corporate and investor advocates. 

September 30, 2020 Opposition to SEC’s 13F proposal builds as comment deadline passes
This article in IR Magazine discusses the efforts by NIRI to mobilize corporate opposition to the SEC's 13F proposal. 

September 16, 2020 ‘Understand what AI can do,’ says NIRI CEO
This IR Magazine article highlights findings from NIRI's Think Tank report on artificial intelligence.

August 13, 2020 Study shows extent of 13F rule change proposal’s impact
This IR Magazine article details the efforts by NIRI, IHS Markit, and other members to raise concerns about the SEC's 13F proposal and its potential impact on companies.  

July 17, 2020 Issuers and investors express concerns about SEC’s proposed 13F rule change
This IR Magazine article discusses NIRI's opposition to the SEC's proposal to reduce 13F transparency. 

May 28, 2020 KPMG Board Leadership Center, "Investor relations takes on ESG"
This report includes interviews with NIRI Board Members Deb Wasser and Patrick Davidson, as well as former Board Chair Valerie Haertel.   

April 1, 2020 Comment: IR Needs a New Name for the New Century
Tim Quast shares his thoughts on the future of IR in a commentary in IR Magazine.

March 31, 2020 NIRI Postpones Annual Conference due to Covid-19
IR  Magazine: NIRI will update members soon on new date for event. 

March 5, 2020 U.S. IR Professionals See Salaries Rise in 2019
New responsibilities around ESG and Mifid II contribute to salary increases, according to this IR Magazine article on the new NIRI-Korn Ferry survey. 

January 24, 2020 NIRI Proposes Guidance on Company-Sponsored Research
Experts suggest tide of sentiment could be turning on company-sponsored research, according to IR Magazine.

December 17, 2019 The 2010s in Review: A Decade of Market Structure Upheaval
NIRI Board Member Tim Quast shares his thoughts on market structure changes in a commentary in IR Magazine

August 23, 2019 Group Signals Shift to Stakeholder-Focused Model
NIRI's CEO is quoted in this Corporate Secretary magazine article about the Business Roundtable's new policy statement on corporate purpose

August 22, 2019 MZ Group, NIRI 2019 Annual Conference Overview
A comprehensive recap of NIRI's 2019 Annual Conference.

July 16, 2019 Top Takeaways From NIRI Annual Conference
A Dix & Eaton blog post on highlights from #NIRI19. 

June 28, 2019 NIRI 2019: High-Frequency Trading, Market Structure and the SEC
IR Magazine interviews Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading at the NIRI Annual Conference 

June 25, 2019 NIRI 2019: How IR Data is Becoming More Actionable
In an interview with IR Magazine, Dan Romito of Nasdaq discusses how data can help IROs in their efforts to market to investors

June 21, 2019 Eye-opening Takeaways from NIRI 2019: ESG, Corporate Access, and Automation
A Q4 blog post on highlights from NIRI's Annual Conference

June 18, 2019 NIRI 2019: IRO as Chief Intelligence Officer
IR Magazine interviews NIRI CEO Gary LaBranche about the evolving role of IR professionals

June 12, 2019 Making the Grade: IR and Certification
This IR Magazine article provides an update on NIRI's certification program.  

May 30, 2019 NIRI 2019: The Past, Present and Future of IR
IR Magazine previews NIRI's 2019 Annual Conference

May 2, 2019 NIRI Chief on Education and the 50th Anniversary
IR Magazine interviews NIRI CEO Gary LaBranche about IR education and NIRI's 50th anniversary. 

April 15, 2019 Investor Revolt Over Lyft Dual-class Shares Creates Ongoing Debate
IR Magazine article on dual-class IPO companies includes comments from NIRI CEO Gary LaBranche.

April 9, 2019 NIRI Endorses Copland Evidence Given to Senate Committee
In comments to IR Magazine, NIRI expressed support for a think tank's view that some social activists are exercising influence over proxy voting

January 31, 2019 NIRI Encourages Disclosure of Company-Specific ESG Metrics
IR Magazine article on NIRI's new ESG Policy Statement. 

November 28, 2018 Opinion: New Strategic Plan Aligns NIRI with the Future of IR
In a commentary in IR Magazine, CEO Gary LaBranche discusses NIRI's new strategic plan.

November 16, 2018 SEC Hosts Proxy Adviser Debate Case as New Legislation Proposed in Senate
IR Magazine article recounts the SEC's proxy system roundtable and mentions NIRI's views on proxy advisor reform. 

November 2, 2018 Cura Cannabis Taps NIRI Chair-Elect as Investor Relations Lead
Cura Cannabis, a cannabis oil company, appoints Ron Parham as vice president of investor relations. 

October 12, 2018 Taiwan Investor Relations Institute to Hold Chartering Ceremony
IR Magazine previews the chartering ceremony for Taiwan Investor Relations Institute; NIRI CEO Gary LaBranche spoke during that ceremony. 

October 8, 2018 Paradigm Shifts in Targeting, Engagement and ESG: Highlights from the West Coast Think Tank
IR Magazine hosted a West Coast Think Tank that included NIRI members from Northern California

September 1, 2018 Investor Relations -- A Communications Clearinghouse: A Talk With Former NIRI Board Chair, Valerie Haertel
John C. Wilcox, Chairman of Morrow Sodali, interviews former NIRI Board Chair Valerie Haertel about the role of IR in serving as a communications clearinghouse. 

August 22, 2018 RigNet appoints NIRI chair as new CFO
An IR Magazine article on a new position for NIRI Board Chair Lee Ahlstrom, IRC. 

August 21, 2018 IR30: A Q&A with Deborah Pawlowski of Kei Advisors
IR Magazine interviews former NIRI Board Member Deb Pawlowski about technology and MiFID II. 

August 17, 2018 Trump Rants on Earnings Season After Complaints From Buffett, Dimon reports on President Trump's tweet on quarterly earnings reporting; this article includes a mention of NIRI's recent policy statement on earnings guidance practices.  

August 7, 2018 IR30: ‘The only way to break through is to have deep relationships
IR Magazine interviews NIRI Board Member Carol Murray-Negron about career management.  

July 12, 2018 6 Takeaways from the NIRI Annual Conference
This Edelman blog post provides a recap of six key themes during the 2018 NIRI Annual Conference. 

July 11, 2018 Proxy adviser reform act begins process through Senate
IR Magazine reports on the efforts by NIRI, the Society for Corporate Governance, and other organizations to urge the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to regulate proxy advisory firms.   

July 6, 2018 SEC’s transaction-fee pilot sparks lively debate
IR Magazine reports that issuers, investors and national stock exchanges are divided over the need for – and process behind the creation of – an SEC pilot project that would restrict the rebates on transaction fees that are paid to brokers and market-makers by stock exchanges.

June 26, 2018 ESG, Targeting, Activism and Regulation: Highlights from #NIRI2018
This Q4 blog post provides a recap of the key themes during the 2018 NIRI Conference. 

June 25, 2018 NIRI chair discusses IR’s evolving role
NIRI Board Chair Lee Ahlstrom, IRC, shares his insights on the future of IR during an interview at #NIRI18 with IR Magazine.   

June 18, 2018 NIRI updates earnings guidance policy to focus on long term
IR Magazine covers NIRI's announcement of a new policy statement on guidance practices.

June 6, 2018 NIRI 2018 preview: What happens in Vegas
IR Magazine previews all the new conference experiences at #NIRI18.

May 1, 2018 NIRI selects new Fellows
June Filingeri, Smooch Repovich Reynolds, and Lynn Antipas Tyson are this year’s honorees.

April 12, 2018 Why continuous professional development is key for IROs
IR Magazine reports on NIRI's professional development efforts and certification program. 

January 10, 2018 Congress steps toward proxy firm reforms
House of Representatives votes for greater oversight of advisers. 

December 7, 2017 NIRI announces new board appointments
IR Magazine article on the election of four new NIRI Board members approved for four-year terms and the adoption of new bylaws. 

November 15, 2017 NIRI lobbies for small-cap coverage
IR Magazine's coverage of NIRI's letter to the SEC on MiFID II and request for a roundtable on equity research. 

October 19, 2017 NIRI elects board chair for 2018
Lee Ahlstrom will take over from Valerie Haertel at NIRI’s AGM on November 29, 2017.

September 1, 2017 The Voice of IR in Washington
NIRI President and CEO Gary LaBranche discusses NIRI's advocacy objectives in a commentary in IR Magazine.

June 9, 2017 NIRI 2017: An IR storm takes over Orlando
A report from IR Magazine on highlights from the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando. 

April 13, 2017 NIRI chief: ‘IR needs to be inclusive’
Watch IR Magazine's brief video with new NIRI CEO, Gary LaBranche, as he underscores the importance of the investor relations profession.  

February 2, 2017 LaBranche will head up National Investor Relations Institute
Association industry publication, Association Trends, on the appointment of Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, as NIRI's new CEO.