2020 Best Execution, Trading and Research Summit

Trading Summit



The IAA – like every other organization and business – is closely watching developments in the fluid coronavirus situation and will adapt its policies as appropriate. At this moment, we are going forward with our planned events, which include our Trading, Best Execution, and Research Summit in New York on May 20 and our Adviser Advocacy Day in Washington, DC on June 11. Both events are free, and registration is currently open for both. We will keep you posted if developments require that we change those plans.

The IAA is planning a member call to discuss considerations for firms in addressing various implications of the coronavirus developments. We will provide details shortly.

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management has asked the IAA to keep its staff informed of impacts that the coronavirus situation is having on our member firms and potential compliance relief that may be appropriate. We have already had several conversations with Division staff. We encourage you to share information about how your business operations are being affected by emailing IAALegalTeam@investmentadviser.org or by calling the Legal Team at (202) 293-4222.


Hester Peirce
Brett Redfearn

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce will be the Keynote Speaker at the second annual Trading, Best Execution, and Research Summit – presented jointly by the Investment Adviser Association and Capital Markets Strategies – on May 20 at the Metropolitan Club New York. Also on the program are Brett Redfearn, the incumbent Director of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets – and a panel of prior Directors that includes Brandon Becker, Robert Cook, Richard G. Ketchum, Richard Lindsey, Annette L. Nazareth and John Ramsay.

The summit will bring together leaders from across the industry – including investment advisers, asset managers, broker-dealers, exchanges, regulators, service providers, vendors, and other market participants – for a substantive and in-depth discussion of the regulatory, technological and business developments impacting trading, best execution, and the provision of research for investment advisers.  




Registration is complimentary for up two individuals from an IAA member firm. The registration fee for each additional staff member from the same member firm is $250. The registration fee for individuals from IAA Associate Member firms is also $250. Registration for non-IAA members is $750.



Wednesday, May 20, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm - Conference

5:00pm - 7:00pm - Post-Conference Reception



Metropolitan Club New York
1 E 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
212) 838-7400
Great Hall


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For information, contact Alex Ioannidis at (202) 293-4222 or  alex.ioannidis@investmentadviser.org.