Webinar: Congress Considering Tax Law Changes Impacting Advisers

When:  Oct 14, 2021 from 15:45 to 16:30 (ET)

Panel Description

By the end of the month, Democratic leadership in Congress expects to pass both the bi-partisan $550 million infrastructure bill and a whittled-down version of the partisan $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation. In order to offset its cost, the current spending bill includes scores of tax law changes that will affect advisers and their clients. It includes not only changes to capital gains and corporate rates, but also:

  • Adverse change to the tax treatment of ETFs
  • New IRA product mandates and restrictions
  • A cap on “Mega-Roth” accounts
  • A longer holding period for carried interest

These and related topics will be discussed by the experts at the bipartisan public policy firm Mindset.  Mindset is known for its deep expertise in financial services and tax policy and works with IAA in its Capitol Hill advocacy.

Questions may be submitted in advance to iaaevents@investmentadviser.org.


Chris Brown, Principal at Mindset, plays a critical role in Mindset’s advocacy and advisory work across the firm. Ever-focused on a bipartisan and bicameral approach, Chris taps a broad network of policymakers in all corners of government to create positive outcomes for Mindset clients. Chris employs a meticulous, personalized approach to client work and continually looks at the interconnectivity of each client’s interests. He is equally known for tackling weighty policy issues as for his trademark sense of humor. Chris is particularly adept at identifying opportunities to create value across the entire Mindset client base, relentlessly hustling to improve policy outcomes.

Langston Emerson, Partner at Mindset, is a dedicated policy strategist and advocate with a long track record of success in advancing business goals for clients and particular experience in private equity, venture capital, real estate, and insurance. Langston is widely known as a fierce advocate who doesn’t back down from tough challenges, and his approach is informed by his wide-ranging background in government, trade associations, corporate, and entrepreneurial settings. Langston’s deep substantive expertise across our clients’ issues is matched only by his political acumen, honed over two decades in and around government.

Bridget Hagan, Partner at Mindset, is a seasoned policy professional with more than two decades of experience in government, Fortune 100, and entrepreneurial settings. Influenced by her large, multicultural family background, Bridget brings her natural curiosity and collaborative spirit to her work and applies that particular expertise to coalition management. A nerd at heart, she loves to dig into the detail of policy work, which has established her as a credible resource across the aisle on financial services, tax, and retirement policy. She is an acknowledged leader in insurance, and in 2019 was selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Board’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee. Bridget is relentlessly focused on translating her policy knowledge and tapping her expansive bipartisan network to deliver for clients.

King Mueller, Partner at Mindset, is an experienced policy professional with over a decade and half of experience in DC, with a particular specialization in matters within the financial services, housing, budget, and tax sectors. Having worked at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, King brings multiple perspectives to developing strategies for clients and helping them solve complex problems. People and policy are what excite King most about his work at Mindset, and he thrives on building and maintaining relationships across the political spectrum.

Neil A. Simon, moderator, is the Investment Adviser Association’s Vice President, Government Relations. He has a leading role in the formulation and communication of IAA’s views on legislative and regulatory issues and is responsible for advocacy before the U.S. Congress. Before joining the IAA, he was Director of Government Relations for the Financial Planning Association and served as executive director of the National Franchise Council. Prior to that, he was counsel in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now known as Hogan Lovells). He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Clark University, his J.D. from Georgetown University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Registration for the live webinar has closed. The recording will be available as a member resource within five business days after the webinar.


For questions regarding this webinar, contact the IAA at (202) 293-4222 or email iaaevents@investmentadviser.org.