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Expertise, Connections, and Advocacy for Fiduciary Investment Advisers

As the leading organization for fiduciary investment advisers, the IAA advances the interests of member firms by providing essential expertise, crucial connections, and powerful advocacy tailored to their needs.

Leadership Forum Registration Now Open

The Leadership Forum is an opportunity for senior executives from investment advisory firms to discuss and deepen their understanding of important industry topics and trends.

2024 Industry Snapshot Now Available

In this edition: a record high number of SEC registered investment advisers; continued growth in the number of clients; AUM rebounded to match the record high set in 2021; and much more.

T+1 Securities Settlement Cycle Hub

The standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions in the U.S. has been shortened to one business day after the trade date (T+1). The IAA has developed materials to assist members with the transition.

SEC Rulemakings Affecting Advisers

The SEC has proposed or adopted more than a dozen consequential regulations recently. This chart shows how the implementation periods overlap to guide investment advisers' work.

Access Key Decision-Makers

View and reserve a range of opportunities to connect with investment advisers. Browse IAA programing and the related sponsorship opportunities to sign up for the engagements that match your needs.

The IAA Career Center

The IAA Career Center is your one-stop shop for talent management resources, providing career and recruitment services, and resources for both individual and firm success.

Powerful Advocacy

As the only organization exclusively representing the interests of fiduciary investment advisory firms, the IAA — with the input and support of our members — advocates before lawmakers and regulators on issues that matter to advisers and their clients.

We influence the debate and help shape how legislation and regulations are developed. Most importantly, we educate policymakers so they understand our profession’s crucial importance to investors, the capital markets, and the economy.

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Explore Issues & Advocacy

See the IAA’s top policy priorities, related position papers, opportunities for grassroots support, and more.

“There is simply no other organization or association that focuses on the issues and concerns of financial advisers like the IAA. The IAA’s advocacy and influence make a real business difference for our firm, and all registered investment advisers.”


Crucial Connections

The IAA actively cultivates a broad community of industry experts to help you expand your capabilities and your business. Tap into this powerful and growing network of more than 600 member firms to share best practices, discuss key industry issues, and discover new opportunities.

Our members build productive and lasting professional relationships through the IAA’s in person and virtual conferences and workshops, committees and working groups, issue-specific member calls, and online communities.

"The IAA is critical to us. The IAA provides great opportunities for members to get together to share best practices in the industry, and it facilitates dialogue with regulators. The IAA really helps us improve ourselves for our clients."


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Essential Expertise

The IAA is your go-to source for timely, reliable information, resources, and insights that broaden your perspective and help you become a more effective fiduciary.

Want to understand how firms like yours are working to achieve their DEI goals? Concerned about the implications of a regulatory decision on your firm? Interested in learning more about ESG? Our team, bolstered by network of experts, stays abreast of current and emerging topic areas and shares our perspectives and recommendations through events, white papers, and other channels.

IAA Today: Get the Latest News & Information for Advisers

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At the 2024 Compliance Conference, a panel of legal experts shared insights they’ve gained from assisting advisers as they navigate the evolving legal landscape surrounding DEI.
What are the impacts of the Small Entity Update Act on investment advisers, and how the IAA is supporting this legislation?

Join the IAA

The IAA is the only organization exclusively dedicated to advancing your interests and meeting your needs as a fiduciary investment adviser. When you become an IAA member, you will:

  • Immediately access relevant, actionable information and insights.
  • Tap into a powerful network of more than 600 members representing $35+ trillion in assets.
  • Be part of shaping legislation and regulations that impact our industry.

IAA associate membership is open to custodians, fintech, law firms, consultants, and others aligned with the interests of investment advisers.

Membership Information Associate Member Information

“The IAA offers a home for everyone. Whether you’re a small five or six-person firm or a big multinational firm, the resources are there to support firms of all stripes. It affects so many people in our firm – folks in our C-suite benefit from it, our legal and compliance folks benefit, our operational folks benefit. There’s really something there for everyone.”


Active Managers Council

The Active Managers Council offers a growing library of research, commentary and investing insights designed to help investors make informed decisions for investment planning and portfolio construction.

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