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2023 Adviser Advocacy Day


All times are Eastern.

Monday, June 5

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Advocacy Day Briefing Webinar

Session will be recorded and all participants will receive the link.

Wednesday, June 7


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Karen L. Barr, President & CEO, IAA
  • Neil A. Simon, Vice President, Government Relations, IAA
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
The Inside Scoop: The Latest on Key Policy Developments Affecting Advisers and Clients

What’s happening on Capitol Hill, and how might recent banking, economic, and political developments affect the policy environment for investment advisers and their clients? This panel of Washington experts will unpack the latest developments that are critical to the advisory community and discuss the prospect for relevant legislation and congressional oversight of the SEC and other regulators.

  • Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Kristy L. Croushore, Vice President of Federal Government Relations, Fidelity Investments
  • Langston Emerson, Partner, Mindset
  • Eric May, Director, Federal Government Relations, TIAA
  • Neil A. Simon, Vice President, Government Relations, IAA (Moderator)
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Fireside Chat with Congressman French Hill
  • Congressman French Hill, US House of Representatives (R-Arkansas)
  • Jason Goggins, Vice President of Federal Government Relations, Fidelity Investments

Sponsored by:
Fidelity Investments

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
A Conversation with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
  • Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner
  • Karen L. Barr, President & CEO, IAA
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
What to Expect on the Hill: Hear from Your Peers

Past participants of IAA Adviser Advocacy Days will talk about their experiences on Capitol Hill and what they’ve learned about talking to Capitol Hill lawmakers and their staffs about issues important to advisers.

  • Geoff Alexander, CEO, R.M. Davis, Inc.
  • Alison Baur, Deputy General Counsel, Franklin Templeton
  • Laura Drynan, Partner, Bourgeon Capital Management
  • Jeff Schweon, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Williams Jones Wealth Management
  • Neil A. Simon, Vice President, Government Relations, IAA (Moderator)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Over dinner, attendees will hear from Jake Sherman, a co-founder of Punchbowl News and the former co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Sherman will provide an up-to-the-minute walkthrough of what’s happening on Capitol Hill and what is likely to happen between Congress and the White House.

  • Jake Sherman, Founder, Punchbowl News

Thursday, June 8


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Briefing Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and an overview of the day’s activities.

  • Neil A. Simon, Vice President, Government Relations, IAA
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meetings on Capitol Hill

Your chance to make an impact. IAA will arrange meetings for you with members of Congress and their staffs, and attendees will receive customized schedules based on their addresses.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Post-Meetings Reception

Head back to Phoenix Park Hotel for a reception and debrief of Adviser Advocacy Day.

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