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.