ALEXANDRIA, VA, and TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the world’s largest professional investor relations association, and the Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI), which represents IR professionals in Taiwan, 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 standard of IR excellence in Taiwan, but also make it easier for TIRI members to have access to key educational and informational resources, including the IR Competency Suite and the IR Body of Knowledge, which are the main references for NIRI’s Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) credential.
This collaboration will also allow Taiwanese IR practitioners to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) at NIRI’s and TIRI’s educational events alike, including forums, conferences, and webinars. The PDUs are used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities required to maintain the IRC credential.
“TIRI has hosted 70+ courses and lectures since its establishment last year, and actively engaged with NIRI and IR organizations in the Asia-Pacific region,” TIRI Chairwoman Fu-Fu Shen stated. “We are honored to work with NIRI in IRC promotion and NIRI knowledge translation to provide international IR vision for local IR practitioners.”
“Our partnership with TIRI will benefit IR professionals and elevate standards of practice,” said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE.  “Together, NIRI and TIRI will advance the development of the IR profession in Taiwan for years to come.”
A link to TIRI’s video announcement of this partnership can be found here:

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 3,000 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. 

About TIRI
The Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI) was established in 2018 to serve as a communication platform for the management teams, shareholders, securities analysts, capital markets, and governing agencies that work with listed companies at stock exchanges, over-the-counter markets, and emerging markets, as well as companies planning public offerings and non-public innovative companies. Website:

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