Mission & Values

The Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA) is the largest U.S. trade association in the alternative and direct investments industry, providing education, networking opportunities, and advocacy for members.

Our Standards

We work to maintain the integrity and reputation of this industry by promoting the highest ethical standards, providing education and networking opportunities, and in representing our industry in the public and political arena.


Keeping up with regulatory changes and legislative agenda is essential in our sector, ADISA fulfills this important role for our members. As a registered lobbyist, ADISA meets with lawmakers and regulatory agencies not only in Washington, D.C., but in any state that’s considering regulatory changes that would impact our members. We partner with other organizations to submit comment letters on industry issues, and we obtain important clarifications when regulations are unclear. 

ADISA members can be sure that we’ll keep them up-to-date on any regulatory developments that could affect the way they do business.


ADISA makes available to its members a wealth of educational resources – white papers, webinars, legislative updates, and more. Our magazine, AI Quarterly, features pieces from ADISA leadership, as well as analyses from leading experts in alternative and direct investments. 

Additionally, our educational offerings extend beyond our publications. At our conferences, members can attend panel discussions, presentations, and Q&A sessions with industry experts to learn about trends, best practices, and regulatory issues.


All conferences allow ample time for networking, because we know how important connections are for our members. ADISA’s conferences bring together a unique, diverse group of professionals under one roof for face-to-face connections. Conference attendance is balanced, representing sponsors, service providers, and funding sources. All ADISA conferences are held in easily accessible areas across the country.

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