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NASAA Statement On Multi-State Enforcement Action Targeting Advance Fee Scheme

WASHINGTON (September 24, 2003) -The following is a statement by Ralph A. Lambiase, President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and Connecticut Securities Director, regarding the multi-state enforcement action announced today by securities regulators in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico. This enforcement action targets an “advance fee” scheme that allegedly defrauded individuals […]

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State Securities Regulators Install New President, Board of Directors

New NASAA President Ralph A. Lambiase pledges to focus on increasing cooperation among regulators, maintaining state authority, advancing shareholders’ rights, and examining arbitration CHICAGO (September 16, 2003) – Ralph A. Lambiase, Connecticut’s Director of Securities, today was named President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which represents state and provincial securities regulators in […]

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SEC Staff and North American Securities Administrators Association to Explore Means to Improve Cooperation

Joint Initiative Will Develop Best Practices for Coordination of Federal and State Enforcement Activities Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2003) — Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson and NASAA President Christine A. Bruenn today announced a joint initiative to address issues of coordination and cooperation between federal and state securities enforcement authorities. The initiative […]

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2003 Presidential Speech, Connecticut Division of Securities Director Ralph Lambiase

September 16, 2003, NASAA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

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State Securities Cops: Senior Investors Facing a Perfect Storm for Investment Fraud

State Regulators Announce Initiatives to Help Seniors Weather Dangerous Times WASHINGTON (September 4, 2003)– Volatile stock markets, record low interest rates, rising health care costs, and increasing life expectancy, have combined to create a perfect storm for investment fraud against senior investors, state securities regulators warned today. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which […]

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NASAA Statement On State Investigation of Morgan Stanley Mutual Fund Sales Practices

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2003) –The following is a statement by Christine A. Bruenn, President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), regarding the enforcement action against Morgan Stanley announced today by Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin and New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, […]

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States Urge Congress to Reconsider Proposal That Weakens Investor Protection

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2003) — State securities regulators today voiced their strong opposition to a provision of the “Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act” (H.R. 2179) that would significantly erode state investor protection efforts. “State securities regulators, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Congress share the same goal of protecting the nation’s 85 million […]

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NASAA Names Public Information Officer

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2003) — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today named Robert Webster, as public information officer to direct its communications program. “State securities regulators play an important role in maintaining investor confidence by serving as an early warning system for financial fraud,” NASAA President Christine A. Bruenn said. “Bob’s knowledge of the […]

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NASAA Statement on HR 2179

(May 21, 2003) – “We support more resources and investigative powers for the SEC, as this legislation would provide,” said Christine Bruenn, president of NASAA and director of the Maine Office of Securities. “More and better-equipped cops on the securities beat can help restore confidence in our markets. “However, we’re troubled by the description of […]

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Securities Regulators Unveil Fraud Awareness Quiz

Washington (April 30, 2003)  — Are you at risk of becoming a victim of financial fraud? A simple quiz released today by Canadian and U.S. state securities regulators will help answer that question, while testing – and increasing – the financial knowledge of North Americans. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Canadian […]

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