Close Close
Popular Financial Topics Discover relevant content from across the suite of ALM legal publications From the Industry More content from ThinkAdvisor and select sponsors Investment Advisor Issue Gallery Read digital editions of Investment Advisor Magazine Tax Facts Get clear, current, and reliable answers to pressing tax questions
Luminaries Awards

Industry Spotlight > Broker Dealers

Coming of Age

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Advisor associations are charged with meeting the needs of their members, particularly when it comes to providing education, support and networking. Those groups whose profiles follow are experts at meeting those needs, as evidenced by the host of local and national meetings, chapters, CE opportunities and online networking groups they provide. They also deliver other services to their members, such as establishing and administering certification and ethics programs for members, and ensuring that their members receive the respect that continuing education and certification and adherence to an ethics code demands from the public, the media, regulators and legislators.

Since Investment Advisor collated information about advisor associations last year, many of these groups have excelled at another critical role: making sure their members’ voices are heard in Washington on issues that affect their members directly, or that will affect their clients.

Take, for instance, the kerfuffle over the Dodd-Frank reform bill. While many of these groups normally compete for their members’ affection and membership dollars, many advisor groups have put aside their differences in favor of working together where their needs coincide. While we don’t know what the SEC will finally decide, we do know that those groups made their voices–meaning those of their advisor members–heard.

View the PDF of Investment Advisor’s industry associations directory.


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.