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Issues & Advocacy

A Powerful Voice for Investment Advisers

As the leading organization representing the interests of fiduciary investment advisers, the IAA — with the assistance of our members — advocates before lawmakers and regulators on issues that matter to advisers and their clients.

We influence the debate on those issues 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.

The IAA identifies and develops our policy priorities with input from members of our policy committees. The IAA’s current top priorities are identified below, with links to our position papers.

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

— Official Washington Proverb

The aggregate RAUM managed by SEC-registered adviser has grown to a record

$110 Trillion

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IAA Investment Adviser Compliance Conference 2021 - Effective Strategies & Best Practices - Hot Topics from Inside the Beltway with Rana Wright - Ham's Associates, Langston Emerson - Mindset DC, Neil Simon - IAA, Karen Barr - IAA

Washington Outlook: 7 Initiatives to Watch

IAA officials and policy strategist Langston Emerson review 2021’s top policy initiatives under Washington’s new leadership.

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IAA Comment Letters to Regulators

The IAA comments on every regulatory proposal significant to fiduciary investment advisers. Our comment letters and related statements are available online.

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

IAA Adviser Advocacy Day

Our annual Adviser Advocacy Day offers advisory firm executives the opportunity to meet with their representatives to advocate for policies that promote and protect our ability to run our businesses and to serve our clients.

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Grassroots Support – Take Action Now

Advisory firm personnel can support the IAA’s legislative advocacy by using our online Take Action Now tool to easily and quickly email their federal representatives — using prewritten messages that can be customized to the sender’s liking.

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IAA’s Political Action Committee

Our voluntary, non-partisan IAA PAC plays an important role in the IAA’s efforts to promote advisers’ interests. More information is available online.

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Thanks to Our Adviser Advocacy Day Sponsors

Thank you to Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments for sponsoring our 2021 Adviser Advocacy Day!

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