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 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.

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.