IR Toolbox

Keeping up with the news that impacts our careers, companies, investors and other stakeholders is no small task. The NIRI Chicago Toolbox provides links to sites that can help at low or no cost.

  • The Morning Brew helps you get smarter in five minutes every morning. Sign up for daily or weekly emails on general market news, emerging tech, retailing and politics or listen to their podcast series, Business Casual.
  • Get up to speed with the most important business and markets news each morning with Bloomberg News’ popular Five Things to Start Your Day, which has U.S., European and Asian editions. Bloomberg podcasts, such as the Odd Lots series, cover a variety of market, finance and economic topics.
  • Seeking Alpha’s Wall Street Breakfast is another morning news digest, which also is available in podcast form. You can use Seeking Alpha’s tools to set up news alerts for your company and its competitors, which can be especially useful for small- and micro-cap companies that otherwise don’t get much media coverage.
  • IR Magazine’s e-newsletter focuses on the practice of IR around the world.
  • Forbes offers several free e-newsletters, including Daily Dozen, Investing Digest and Careers.
  • CFO Magazine is a great resource for accounting insights, business news and more.
  • The SEC’s Edgar database is a great help for researching financial and industry peers.
  • bills itself as the "leading free online hedge fund online information portal."
  • Timely discussions on corporate governance matters can be found on the websites of the Council of Institutional Investors, National Association of Corporate Directors and The Conference Board.
  • Harvard Law School governance blog showcases opinions and papers on corporate governance, activism, disclosure, the regulatory environment and more.