All: Investor Education

State Securities Regulators Announce New Model Rule on the Use of Senior Certifications and Professional Designations

NASAA Also Voices Strong Support for the ‘Senior Protection Act of 2008’ and Applauds Sen. Herb Kohl’s Leadership in the Fight Against Senior Investment Fraud WASHINGTON, D.C. April 1, 2008—The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that its membership has approved a new model rule prohibiting the misleading use of senior and retiree designations, […]

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SEC, NASAA and FINRA Announce New Steps to Help Protect Senior Investors

Washington, D.C., February 8, 2008 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced a new initiative as part of securities regulators’ efforts to protect senior investors. The goal of the initiative is to identify effective practices used by financial services […]

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"Free Lunch" Investment Seminar Examinations Uncover Widespread Problems, Perils for Older Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2007)– During a Seniors Summit held today at the Securities and Exchange Commission, securities regulators released a joint report summarizing the results of their examinations of “free lunch” investment seminars. The year-long examination was conducted by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state securities regulators (members of NASAA, the […]

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“Free Lunch” Investment Seminar Examinations Uncover Widespread Problems, Perils for Older Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2007)– During a Seniors Summit held today at the Securities and Exchange Commission, securities regulators released a joint report summarizing the results of their examinations of “free lunch” investment seminars. The year-long examination was conducted by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state securities regulators (members of NASAA, the […]

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State Securities Regulators Issue Senior Investor Alert

NASAA says retirees and those nearing retirement remain vulnerable as they manage a lifetime of savings WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2007) —The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today issued a Senior Investor Alert warning that retirees and those nearing retirement can face serious traps as they manage the savings they have accumulated throughout their working […]

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Senior Summit

Hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Senior Summits allow state securities regulators the opportunity to come together with the SEC and FINRA to coordinate joint enforcement and education efforts to protect senior investors from investment fraud.

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Senior Investor Alert: Free Meal Seminars

State securities regulators warn senior investors to be aware that a combination of “free lunch” seminars, misleading professional “senior specialist” designations, and abusive sales practices can create a perfect storm for investment fraud.

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NASAA Outlines Dangers Facing Senior Investors

Borg: “States have been in the vanguard developing innovative regulatory responses to fight senior investment fraud.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2007)—The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today told a Congressional panel that senior investors are being targeted through “free lunch” investment seminars by predators holding professional-sounding designations that can be nothing more than empty marketing […]

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NASAA To Outline Efforts to Protect Seniors from Misleading ‘Free Lunch’ Investment Seminars and Professional Designations

NASAA President Joseph P. Borg to Testify Before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2007) – North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg will discuss ongoing efforts of state securities regulators to protect senior investors from misleading “free lunch” seminars and professional designations […]

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NASAA To Outline Efforts to Protect Seniors from Misleading 'Free Lunch' Investment Seminars and Professional Designations

NASAA President Joseph P. Borg to Testify Before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2007) – North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg will discuss ongoing efforts of state securities regulators to protect senior investors from misleading “free lunch” seminars and professional designations […]

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