National Investor Relations Institute

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The National Investor Relations Institute, known as "NIRI," is a United States professional association for investor relations (IR) professionals. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communications among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial publics. NIRI's more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. NIRI was founded in 1969 and has 33 chapters located throughout the United States.

NIRI's mission is to advance the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of its members. NIRI provides members with information resources, professional development and educational opportunities, and peer networking. NIRI acts as an advocate for the IR profession as well as the IR professional.

It publishes "best practices" guidelines for public companies which encourage companies to adopt a written disclosure policy.[1]

In 2016, NIRI introduced the first Investor Relations professional credential in the U.S., the Investor Relations Charter(sm).


  1. ^ Corrigan, Louis (January 13, 1997). "Rogue on NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute)". The Motley Fool. Retrieved 2008-10-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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