The American Securities Association (ASA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the wealth management and capital markets interests of regional financial services firms.
ASA members are investment banks, broker dealers, financial advisors, and wealth managers who advise hardworking and retired Americans how to create and preserve wealth, who provide Main Street businesses with access to capital and advisory services, who raise capital for schools, hospitals, cities and states and who work with institutional investors to increase investment returns. In short, we are at the core of job creation, wealth preservation, and increasing prosperity.
The ASA provides representation, a leadership platform, and a voice for regional financial services companies, their clients, and their chief executives. Through direct advocacy, strategic communications, and grassroots political outreach, the ASA will advance the business, market, regulatory, and legislative issues of unique interest to our members in Washington D.C.
The ASA works tirelessly with its members, regulators, and policymakers to promote financial independence and create economic opportunity. In addition to policy advocacy and public outreach, the ASA hosts meetings on the capital markets to inform and educate its members on the issues relevant to their businesses. The ASA board shapes and promotes the ASA advocacy agenda by identifying regulatory and compliance concerns, and developing issue specific white papers intended to directly benefit ASA member firms, their clients, and investors.
ASA activities include an annual conference, key regulator and policymaker meetings in Washington, D.C., roundtable discussions exclusively dedicated to regional capital markets and wealth management professionals.