More than 100 of our members converged on Capitol Hill on May 22, meeting with nearly 200 members of Congress and their staffs on the most critical issues affecting the industry and investors’ access to affordable, objective financial advice.
During their time on the Hill, the independent financial advisors and senior executives from independent financial services firms met with their elected officials to discuss the keys issues of:
- Preserving small investor access to financial advice and the ability to earn a commission on IRA advice (the pending Department of Labor fiduciary rule)
- Protecting advisors’ independent contractor status ensuring they will not be forced to become employees of their broker-dealers
- Preserving tax incentives to help hard-working Americans save for retirement
“It is critical that members of Congress hear directly from our members who are also their constituents,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown. “These meetings are an opportunity for lawmakers to hear directly from the experts who help Main Street Americans achieve their financial goals. Our members are able to share real-life experience as to how the decisions elected officials and regulators make impact every-day Americans.”
It was a fantastic two days, and we thank all of our attendees for making an impact in Washington, D.C. and making it such a memorable event!