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Adviser Advocacy

As the leading organization exclusively representing the interests of fiduciary investment advisers, including RIAs and asset managers, the IAA serves as a strong and effective voice for our industry on Capitol Hill, as well as before U.S. and foreign regulators.

Preserving SEC oversight of the advisory profession from a possible SRO or other outsourcing, protecting the Advisers Act fiduciary standard, modernizing outdated rules and clarifying needlessly complex ones, reducing costly compliance burdens, maintaining tax incentives for retirement savings and protecting senior citizens from financial abuse are among the IAA’s Policy Priorities.

House Financial Services Committee French Hill (R-AK) greets Jonathan Roberts, Senior Vice President of Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors and Past President of the IAA Board of Governors.

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) meets with Daniel Seder (extreme left) of Blue Chip Partners, Inc. and Neil Simon, IAA VP for Government Relations during our 2017 Adviser Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

IAA Board Member and Tradition Capital Management Principal Michael Provine (center) and Reaves Asset Management CCO David Pass (left) meet with an aide to Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ).

IAA Advocacy Council

In the face of increasing policy challenges, the IAA has expanded the scope and volume of our advocacy work. The IAA Advocacy Council, comprised of individuals at member firms, will help amplify the collective voice of investment advisers and advance the interests of their clients. The Council will also help shape programs and initiatives such as Adviser Advocacy Day, Contact Congress campaigns, and IAA government relations activity.

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IAA Adviser Advocacy Day - Making Advisers' Voices Heard on Capitol Hill

IAA Adviser Advocacy Day

In addition to our Government Relations team’s ongoing contacts with federal legislators and their staffs, we stage the IAA Adviser Advocacy Day each June – giving executives from advisory firms the opportunity to meet with their representatives to advocate for policies that promote and protect our ability to run our businesses and serve our clients without undue burden. And we make it easy for our members to make their voices heard on key issues on a grassroots level, through our Contact Congress function on the IAA website.

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The IAA’s government relations efforts are strengthened by the IAA Political Action Committee, which supports the political campaigns of federal candidates who play influential roles in setting the statutory framework governing our members and their businesses.

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