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
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.

August 11, 2016 NIRI urges SEC to focus on materiality of business and financial disclosure
Popluar regulatory blog covers NIRI's disclosure improvement advocacy efforts.

March 1, 2016 New Set of Skills Sought for Investor Relations
The Wall Street Journal covers the growth of the investor relations role and a new resource for addressing IR needs, NIRI's new Investor Relations Charter (IRC) professional credential.

February 17, 2016 Avoid Proxy Wars with Activist Investors
NIRI's CFO Magazine piece on successfully engaging with activist investors.

October 21, 2015 NYSE Pleads for Rules to Make Hedge Funds Reveal Short Positions
Bloomberg covers the NYSE/NIRI petition to improve short equity position transparency.

November 6, 2014 SEC Demurs on Beneficial Reporting Rules Changes
The Wall Street Journal - CFO Journal covers the status of beneficial ownership transparency including NIRI's calls for reform.

July 29, 2014 What the time of day says about your earnings report
Marketplace talks with NIRI on earnings call timing strategies.

June 25, 2014 Investor Relations Officers Aspire to CFO Role
Coverage of the 2014 NIRI and Korn Ferry International IR compensation survey by CFO Magazine.

May 22, 2014 How to Talk to Activists
CFO Magazine asks NIRI for advice on how public company CFOs can successfully engage with activists.

April 29, 2014 Ackman Fought to Keep SEC Rule That Enabled Allergan Deal
Bloomberg explores institutional equity ownership reporting and interviews NIRI regarding the need for reform.

April 16, 2014 Shareholder Engagement Should Be a Two-Way Street
NIRI's CFO Magazine op-ed on why the outmoded U.S. proxy voting system imposes barriers that make it more difficult for companies to engage directly with their equity investors, and suggestions for improvement.

February 12, 2014 The secret power player behind almost all shareholder votes
Fortune examines the U.S. proxy voting system, and references NIRI's support for a comprehensive evaluation of the current shareholder voting and communications system in order to improve engagement between public companies and their shareholders.

February 2, 2014 US directors and investors begin bridging their divide
Financial Times covers the benefits in boards and shareholders exchanging views, and cites NIRI research on the topic.