Skip to main content

Expertise, Connections, and Advocacy for Fiduciary Investment Advisers

As the leading organization for fiduciary investment advisers, the IAA advances the interests of member firms by providing essential expertise, crucial connections, and powerful advocacy tailored to their needs.

Midwest Leadership Forum

The IAA’s annual leadership conference is an opportunity for senior executives from member firms to meet for a high-value program to discuss important industry topics and trends.

The Policy Landscape for Advisers

The IAA’s legal and government relations teams will assess the current regulatory and legislative landscape for investment advisers, including IAA advocacy and expected policy themes.

Balancing the Narrative

In this webinar, we’ll review the Active Managers Council’s thought leadership and advocacy since its inception five years ago, the impact that it has had, and the agenda moving forward.

Webinar: Navigating Pay-to-Play Rules

This webinar will shed light on the pay-to-play rules and other considerations related to public pension plan investors, including lobbying requirements and disclosure obligations.

Industry Snapshot 2023 Now Available

The annual Industry Snapshot found that, among other key data, that the sector grew by 2.1% in 2022, with 15,114 fiduciary investment advisers managing $114.1 trillion in assets for 61.9 million clients.

Powerful Advocacy

As the only organization exclusively representing the interests of fiduciary investment advisory firms, the IAA — with the input and support of our members — advocates before lawmakers and regulators on issues that matter to advisers and their clients.

We influence the debate and help shape how legislation and regulations are developed. Most importantly, we educate policymakers so they understand our profession’s crucial importance to investors, the capital markets, and the economy.

View Our Comment Letters >

Contact Congress

Explore Issues & Advocacy

See the IAA’s top policy priorities, related position papers, opportunities for grassroots support, and more.

“There is simply no other organization or association that focuses on the issues and concerns of financial advisers like the IAA. The IAA’s advocacy and influence make a real business difference for our firm, and all registered investment advisers.”


Crucial Connections

The IAA actively cultivates a broad community of industry experts to help you expand your capabilities and your business. Tap into this powerful and growing network of more than 600 member firms to share best practices, discuss key industry issues, and discover new opportunities.

Our members build productive and lasting professional relationships through the IAA’s in person and virtual conferences and workshops, committees and working groups, issue-specific member calls, and online communities.

"The IAA is critical to us. The IAA provides great opportunities for members to get together to share best practices in the industry, and it facilitates dialogue with regulators. The IAA really helps us improve ourselves for our clients."


The IAA Is Proud to Partner With

Essential Expertise

The IAA is your go-to source for timely, reliable information, resources, and insights that broaden your perspective and help you become a more effective fiduciary.

Want to understand how firms like yours are working to achieve their DEI goals? Concerned about the implications of a regulatory decision on your firm? Interested in learning more about ESG? Our team, bolstered by network of experts, stays abreast of current and emerging topic areas and shares our perspectives and recommendations through events, white papers, and other channels.

IAA Today: Get the Latest News & Information for Advisers

Featured Videos

At the 2023 Compliance Conference, Pamela Gibbs, director of the SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, spoke about what she’s learned during her 10-year (and counting) DEI journey.
Take a look back at the IAA's many accomplishments from 2022, and hear about what's to come in 2023!

Join the IAA

The IAA is the only organization exclusively dedicated to advancing your interests and meeting your needs as a fiduciary investment adviser. When you become an IAA member, you will:

  • Immediately access relevant, actionable information and insights.
  • Tap into a powerful network of more than 600 members representing $35+ trillion in assets.
  • Be part of shaping legislation and regulations that impact our industry.

IAA associate membership is open to custodians, fintech, law firms, consultants, and others aligned with the interests of investment advisers.

Membership Information Associate Member Information

“The IAA offers a home for everyone. Whether you’re a small five or six-person firm or a big multinational firm, the resources are there to support firms of all stripes. It affects so many people in our firm – folks in our C-suite benefit from it, our legal and compliance folks benefit, our operational folks benefit. There’s really something there for everyone.”


Active Managers Council

The Active Managers Council offers a growing library of research, commentary and investing insights designed to help investors make informed decisions for investment planning and portfolio construction.

Learn More

You are now leaving Investment Adviser Association

The IAA provides links to web sites of other organizations in order to provide visitors with certain information. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that web site. Once you link to another web site not maintained by the IAA, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

You will be redirected to

Click the link above to continue or CANCEL