NIRI NY NextGen is a sub-group of our chapter geared specifically to meet the needs of up and coming IR professionals who are newer to the workforce and have been in IR for less than 5 years. We strive for NIRI NY to be an engaging, educational, and welcoming place for those starting out in investor relations. Whether you’re embarking on your first role in IR after a stint in equity research , are in a rotational IR spot from finance or elsewhere in your company, or working as an IR consultant or service provider, we encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge in our community.

Jumpstarting in IR

For public companies and IR consultancies, NIRI NY offers educational insights from experienced practitioners. Newer members are exposed not only to relevant trends – such as shareholder-board communication and international investor outreach – but also to thought leaders with real world context on the fascinating relationships between public companies and their shareholders. Complementing traditional education, NIRI NY NextGen exposes newer members to advanced discussions and develops a more nuanced understanding of approaches in our high profile profession.

Building Your Network in NYC

With our gatherings in the world-class city known for its finance prowess, NIRI NY NextGen attracts renowned speakers and well respected IR practitioners. Newer members have the opportunity to hear from experienced professionals, bringing relevant concepts and learnings back to the office. Our collaborative network of professionals can have a powerful and influential impact on your career and organization.

Recent NextGen Event

On October 6th, over 30 IR professionals attended an IRO panel and networking event at UBS's U.S. headquarters in New York. The event – “Learn from NYC’s Best IR Officers” – was created exclusively for “NextGen” members and those interested in joining. The event was moderated by Deb Wasser (Executive Vice President Financial Communications & Capital Markets at Edelman -‎NIRI New York Chapter Board) and included an esteemed trio of IRO panelists: Deborah Belevan (VP of IR, Party City), Driss Belmadani (Manager of IR, Jetblue) and Jennifer Beugelmans (VP FP&A and IR, Etsy). The IROs shared their wisdom and insights from their roles as top IR executives at well-followed public companies.

Join NextGen

NextGen shows NIRI NY’s focus on supporting new members to the profession and on career development. We want to encourage participation in NIRI programs, events and engagement via complimentary access and other creative programs. If you have less than 5 years in IR, lead a team of NextGen IR executives, or know someone who would benefit from this innovative program, please contact Deb Wasser, VP of the NIRI NY Board’s membership committee at or 212-704-4588.

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