About PAICR

The only professional organization dedicated to investment management marketing and communications professionals

The Professional Association for Investment Communications Resources (PAICR) is a non-profit group dedicated to investment management marketing and communications professionals, providing education and networking opportunities for members to connect with their peers and industry experts in a collegial, professional environment. PAICR helps members by sharing best practices, benchmarking surveys, and industry trends/tools ­­— all with the goal of helping to move the marketing profession forward.

Our industry and clients' needs are changing rapidly. Priorities have been re-established after the financial crisis, forcing all of us to do more with fewer resources. With more than 10,000 investment solutions available to institutional and retail investors, the role and relevancy of marketing and the need to differentiate has never been more important.

Membership Profile

PAICR's membership spans from new industry recruits to chief marketing officers, at firms of all sizes, and our members serve in a variety of roles, including:
  • Marketing Executives
  • Marketing & Communications Managers
  • Designers
  • E-Business/Digital
  • Database/Management
  • Product Managers
  • Brand Strategists
  • Public Relations
  • Performance & Data Analysts
  • Copy Writers/Editors
  • Proposal Managers & Writers
  • Client Services
Members Across the Industry & Globe
Serving institutional, retail, and intermediary channels
  • Over 300 members from 158 firms
  • 7 out of 10 of the world's largest asset managers are represented
  • Assets of member's firms total over $28 trillion; average assets equal $215 billion; median assets equal $37 billion
  • Members from traditional asset managers offering separate accounts and mutual funds to alternative asset managers
  • Members in the U.S., Canada, England, France & Scotland

Membership eligibility

If you have a marketing and communications role at an investment management firm, you are welcome to join PAICR. Our hundreds of members range from new industry recruits to seasoned corporate managers. View our full list of member benefits.  

*Representatives of solution providers, executive search firms, and investment trade media are welcome to connect with PAICR by becoming a sponsor or conference exhibitor. Click here for sponsorship opportunities. If you have questions regarding membership eligibility, please contact us.

Our history:

In spring 1997, at an industry sales conference, a few like-minded leaders realized there wasn’t an organization dedicated to marketing and communications professionals and most worked in isolation from their industry peers. They decided to establish one focused on the professional development of these industry professionals. As a result, in 1998 more than 150 investment marketing and communications professionals converged at the first annual PAICR conference in Manhattan.

It was such a success that subsequently annual conferences, specialty conferences, and regional events have been held across North America, attracting hundreds of members from the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Founding Sponsors: 
PAICR is grateful for its founding sponsors — Capital Guardian Trust Company, Jennison Associates, and Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management. These organizations immediately recognized that a well-informed marketing team is a competitive advantage.