Adviser Advocacy Day


IAA’s 11th Annual Adviser Advocacy Day
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Congressional focus on issues of import to investment advisers has shifted since the new Administration and Congress have taken office – witness the major tax overhaul, renewed efforts to reform the Dodd-Frank Act and initiatives to streamline and modernize regulation. That focus is likely to intensify after this November’s mid-term elections. To advance their interests and allow their businesses to prosper, it is critical that advisers make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

Now is the time for advisers to impress upon federal legislators our industry’s importance to the economy, to the investors, to the capital markets – and to their constituents. This is a crucial moment for solidifying our existing relationships with lawmakers and for building new ones. There is no more effective way to educate legislators about our industry and its issues and priorities than in-person contact Visits from constituents tangibly demonstrate commitment and concern and provide a connection that strengthens the impact of future communications . This is the time to lay a solid foundation for the legislative challenges ahead.

The IAA urges executives of investment advisory firms to join their peers in Washington, D.C. for our 11th Annual Adviser Advocacy Day on Wednesday, June 13 – and to join us the evening before for a welcome reception and dinner sponsored by Fidelity Investments, TD Ameritrade Institutional, and Charles Schwab.

Both events are complimentary, but advance registration is required.

Capitol Hill Appointments June 13

IAA staff will arrange a personalized schedule for you to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. At a webinar prior to the event, and a breakfast before heading to Capitol Hill, our Government Relations staff will brief you on key issues and the industry’s policy priorities. You will receive a written summary of key issues that will equip you to discuss critical discussion items – and you will receive materials to leave with Congressional offices showing the size and economic impact of the advisory industry in your state.

Welcome Reception and Dinner June 12

Collender-Stan.jpgIf your travel plans allow, join members of the IAA Board of Governors, staff and fellow Adviser Advocacy Day participants at a welcome reception and dinner on the evening of Tuesday, June 12. Speaking at that dinner will be Stan Collender, a leading expert on the federal budget, federal taxes and spending, the deficit and the congressional budget process. He has been involved with the Congressional budget process since it began in 1975 – and he’s one of the most quoted and sought-after pundits on all aspects of the federal budget and Washington’s response to economic and financial challenges. Collender has advised corporations, associations, industry and government on everything from fiscal cliff concerns to shutdown standoffs. He writes a weekly column for Forbes magazine and consults for Qorvis MSLGROUP. He has appeared on NPR and Bloomberg Television and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Register Today

There is no cost to participate in Adviser Advocacy Day activities, but advance registration is required. If you would like to attend, please contact Megan Olson at or (202) 293-4222.


For questions regarding Adviser Advocacy Day, call (202) 293-4222 or email

Adviser Advocacy Day's June 12 Welcome Reception and Dinner Sponsors: