Why Join?


NASP is a great way to connect with industry leaders, develop and strengthen business relationships and attend educational symposiums. The NASP network consists of expert individuals representing a variety of areas and professions within the financial services industry. Stay abreast of the changing landscape through insightful discussions with leaders at large companies and emerging firms. Network with investment staff including CIO’s and other decision-makers such as trustees and elected officials.

You will have access to events held by NASP’s eleven chapters located in major financial centers with forums for sharing your expertise, expressing your professional opinion, and building your reputation within the industry. Membership also includes access to Career Openings, Membership Newsletter and E-Blasts Announcing RFP’s and other business opportunities, White Papers, and other resources.


  • Access to a world class network of global financial services, business executives, policy leaders and emerging professionals.
  • Member gatherings and forums which allows for the expansion of your personal and professional network.
  • CPE Training and certification, professional coaching and development.
  • Ability to leverage professional development.
  • Provides benefits to corporations and CEOs through industry and multicultural business relationships and new global thinking.
  • Increase personal brand visibility, and value creation both inside and outside your organization.
  • Safety to be authentically yourself. Both personally and professionally.
  • Exposure to life and career cycle programs that seamlessly assist members from financial services to entrepreneurship or retirement.


  • Financial leadership development, specialized coaching and development to mid-level and senior level financial professionals.
  • Access to NASP Foundation and education programs through scholarships for undergraduate students and young professionals. 
  • Financial literacy development through collaboration with key industry leaders.
  • Partnerships with organizations like with organizations like AAAA, NAIC, ELC, NBA, ABSIP, Accelerate Investors.


  • Access to NASP strategic thinking and research, network and global transformational activities.
  • Ability to leverage the NASP brand to spotlight your corporate diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropic initiatives.
  • Opportunity to attend and participate with NASP professionals and other like-minded organizations.
  • Safe environment for leaders to learn about diversity dynamics in the world of financial services. 
  • Discounted registration fee for unique forums, conferences and webinars.
  • Potential for high visibility media opportunities.


  • Access to central clearing house on global financial research and business related issues.
  • Providing executive insight and perspective to a diverse audience through digital, speaking engagements, industry – related presentations and networking. 
  • Advocacy on issues of importance to communities of color as it relates to access to capital, banking, fund management and institutional investing.

Receive reduced rates to educational symposiums and events at local chapters and at national conferences!

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Through its national office and local chapters, NASP hosts over 10 events annually. NASP members receive discounted rates to conferences and events. In addition to workshops and panels, NASP events provide opportunities to build and strengthen important business relationships and learn from peers and industry leaders.

If you want an organization that advocates for the success of you and your business, look to NASP!

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NASP’s is actively and routinely engaged in monitoring, collaborating and advocating in relation to US legislative and stakeholder initiatives to advance our mission and promote fair and balanced policies for inclusion in all aspects of the securities industry. Key financial oversight representatives and decision-makers from congressional committees, federal and regulatory agencies and quasi-public private sector entities have participated in our Legislative Symposium in Washington DC.

Invest in yourself and enhance your professional qualities including CPE Credits!

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Professional development is essential in today’s competitive business environment. Through your NASP membership, you will have opportunities to improve your skill set to become a greater asset to your company. With enhanced knowledge of the marketplace as a whole, be a key player in helping your firm meet its business objectives. As of October 2017, NASP 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. This new benefit allows NASP members to receive CPE credits for attending year-round programming including in-person conferences as well as virtual webinars. Plan sponsor trustees and investment staff will continue to receive CPE Credits during the NASP Institute at the Annual Pension and Financial Services Conference. Additional tracks of programming for the full conference, subject to approval, will now be permitted to count towards CPE credit issuance as well.

Are you interested in lending your expertise to develop a new generation of business leaders?

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NASP has established FAST Track , a program that provides high school students financial literacy and expose them to the careers on Wall Street. NASP also conducts a Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium for college students which includes a recruitment fair and workshops for career preparation. Share your insight and help build the future pipeline of diverse financial services professionals.