ALEXANDRIA, VA, and MEXICO CITY -- The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the world’s largest professional investor relations association, and the Mexican National Investor Relations Institute (INARI), which represents IR professionals in Mexico, have announced a new strategic partnership that will bring the programming and education initiatives of both organizations closer together.
This partnership is not only designed to promote awareness of the IR profession and improve the ever-increasing standard of IR excellence throughout North America, but also to facilitate NIRI’s Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) certification in Mexico, the most recognized IR certification worldwide.  INARI members are now able to earn Professional Development Units (PDU) used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities required for IRC renewal, at NIRI’s and INARI’s educational events alike, including forums, conferences, and webinars.
Maximilian Zimmermann, IRC, INARI founder and president, stated: “We are excited to be strengthening our relationship with NIRI, which is not only a bastion for the IR professional in the United States but is respected around the world.  In many respects, NIRI served as inspiration for the creation of our own IR association and we are proud to be ambassadors for the IRC certification in Mexico.”
“Our strategic collaboration will benefit IR professionals and elevate standards of practice,” said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE.  “Together, NIRI and INARI will advance the development of the IR profession for years to come.”

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in corporate disclosures, governance, and informed investing. 

The Instituto Nacional de Relación con Inversionistas (INARI), is a non-profit association whose member base is comprised of IR professionals in Mexico. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the IR practice, share knowledge and best practices for the development of the profession in the country. It has over 70 members, which include more than half of the companies in the Mexican IPC index.

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