February 4, 2015–In testimony today before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw called financial exploitation one of the most serious issues facing seniors and outlined an innovative approach Maine is taking to tackle the problem.
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January 28, 2015–With an ever-growing list of financial institutions targeted by organized cyber-attacks, NASAA today issued an advisory reminding investors of the importance of understanding how their personal information is being protected by financial firms.
December 15, 2014–EFD Offers Efficiency for Issuers and Improved Transparency for Investors
December 1, 2014–“While self-directed IRAs can be a safe way to invest retirement funds, investors should understand that third-party custodians have limited duties to investors,” said William Beatty, NASAA President and Washington Securities Director.
November 20, 2014–High-yield investment programs, or HYIPs, are Ponzi schemes sold by unlicensed individuals.
November 12, 2014–“Many of the top threats facing investors involve new products in classic schemes,” said William Beatty, NASAA President and Washington Securities Director. “Regulators are seeing classic threats to investors morph into new or altered dangers, many fueled by the Internet. Overarching all of these threats are unlicensed agents selling unregistered products to unsuspecting investors.”
November 4, 2014–Enforcement Report Shows Unlicensed Individuals, Firms Continue as Greatest Source of State Enforcement Actions
October 29, 2014–NASAA Task Force Monitoring Internet for Fraud Following Outbreak of Ebola-Related Website Names
October 20, 2014–NASAA Continues Reduced System Fees for Investment Adviser Representatives
October 8, 2014–“NASAA has consistently raised concerns about the mandatory predispute resolution process and the report issued by PIABA notes additional important issues related to arbitrator disclosure and transparency that merit further review. NASAA continues to support the Investor Choice Act, introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and supported by 30 House members, which would provide investors an opportunity to seek resolution of their claims through the court system.”