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Investment Adviser Professional Development Symposium

July 13 – 16, 2021
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NRS is actively monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation to ensure the safety of attendees and presenters at this live event. We will update those registered to attend this event should it be rescheduled on our virtual platform.

Complete your continuing education needs over 4 days!

Attend our Investment Adviser Compliance Professional Development Symposium to network with your peers and advance your regulatory knowledge while obtaining valuable continuing education credits.*

Our summer in-person symposium offers 10 of our most popular sessions, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • New advertising rule
  • Ethics
  • Critical skills
  • Annual reviews
  • Examinations
  • Private funds

Over four days, seasoned legal and compliance industry experts will take you and your peers through 10 educational sessions in an interactive classroom experience.


attendee comments

This symposium was superbly executed by a fantastic team of knowledgeable trainers.
– NRS Summer 2020 Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program Symposium

Very informative to the Investment Adviser space and not something readily conducted in the industry, so it offers value.
– NRS Summer 2020 Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program Symposium


more details

Interested in the Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®) Program Designation or the Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program Certificate of Achievement? Certain sessions from this symposium would satisfy program course requirements.

For more information about these programs, see our Professional Development Lookbook for details.



*Many of the symposium sessions, including Ethics, are approved CE for other industry designations and professional certifications. See the Continuing Education Credit tab for more information.

The NRS IACCP® and IA Core Compliance Programs are co-sponsored with:

IAA Investment Adviser Association

Continuing Education Credit Information for Investment Adviser Compliance Symposia.

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Please Note:

If you are currently enrolled in our IACCP® or IA Core Compliance program, you may register for available symposium sessions from your program resource center portal and not the event registration page.

If you are interested in our IACCP® program, or plan on attending all four days of the symposium, please consider enrolling here and not on the event registration page.

*Qualifies for ethics credit or other credentials and designations. See our continuing education tab for more information.

Please note that this agenda is subject to change

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The 2021 NRS Investment Adviser Professional Development Symposium will be held July 13 – 16 at:

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business—Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive,
Chicago, IL 60611-4316
Gleacher Center Website/Map & Directions


Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Parking for Sheraton Guests: $62.00 for valet parking and $59.00 for standard self-parking

To make a room reservation, please click here to book online or call Central Resevations at 1-888-236-2427 and mention NRS Central Symposium 2021 Room Block.

National Regulatory Services (NRS) conferences, symposia and webinars are designed to meet criteria for continuing education credits for attorneys, CPA/accountants, certified financial planners, IACCP® designees and other compliance and legal professionals.

NRS is listed on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Registry as an Approved Provider of CPE credits for accountants and as a sponsor of CFP continuing education credits with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The State Bar of California recognizes NRS as an approved provider of CLE credits for attorneys. CLE credits are available for most other states and may vary according to your state’s regulations.

For more information on continuing education or the NRS Financial Hardship Policy,
call 1‐860-435-0200860-435-0200 or email continuinged@nrs-inc.com.

Maximum Recommended credit hours for four-day Symposium:

  • CLE = 20 credits (based on a 60-minute hour)
  • CPE = 20 credits in the Regulatory Ethics field of study (based on a 50-minute hour)
  • CFP = 4 credits (based on a 50-minute hour)
    • AA2: Books and Records Requirements for Investment Advisers
    • AA6: Compliance Programs Rules and Strategies for Managing Your Annual Review
  • IACCP® = 18 general, 2.0 ethics credits (based on a 50-minute hour)

View the NRS Continuing Education Guide

National Regulatory Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org