WASHINGTON (September 2, 2005) —State securities regulators in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are open and serving investors following the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, the North American Securities Administrators Association reported today.
“NASAA members throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico send our thoughts and prayers to the citizens of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and stand ready to lend any assistance possible to our colleagues in those states,” NASAA President and New Jersey Bureau Chief Franklin L. Widmann said.
Widmann said the Alabama Securities Commission, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Louisiana Securities Commission are open for business and are handling licensing and registration duties, examinations, enforcement actions and other administrative activities.
In Louisiana, state securities regulators have requested that broker-dealers and investment advisers doing business in the state who have been displaced by the hurricane contact the Louisiana Securities Commission toll-free at (866) 783-5469 to provide updated contact information that could be passed on to inquiring investors.
In Mississippi, the Business Regulation & Enforcement Division of the Office of the Secretary of State reopened on Tuesday, September 6. Mississippi residents with securities-related questions can call (888) 236-6167.
Contact information for all NASAA members is available by clicking here.
NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the provinces and territories of Canada, and Mexico.
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