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The April 28 Event to Feature AARP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 25, 2022) – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will jointly host the first Older Investor Roundtable featuring AARP. The Thursday, April 28 event will be live cast at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to the public on sec.gov.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler, Investor Advocate Rick Fleming, and NASAA Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Chair Richard Szuch will be joined by older investors, consumer advocates, and financial professionals from across the United States as they gather to hear about the latest challenges and issues that impact the senior investor community.

“This Roundtable is an important and timely platform to bring together Main Street investors and the securities regulators who protect them from investment fraud,” said Melanie Senter Lubin, NASAA President and Maryland Securities Commissioner. “State securities regulators remain focused on protecting older investors and we look forward to working with the SEC and organizations such as the AARP to strengthen investor protection.”

This roundtable provides opportunities for Americans from all walks of life to present their ideas and experiences to the SEC Commissioners, the Investor Advocate, NASAA Committee leadership, and other staff. “The panelists represent the millions of voices of senior citizens across the country, particularly those who have been impacted by securities fraud,” said AARP Executive Vice President and Member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee Nancy LeaMond.

“We appreciate these roundtables because they allow us to hear directly from retail investors, and draw from a diversity of thought, backgrounds, and experiences. Listening to the investors’ experiences allows the staff of the Commission to better anticipate the community’s needs, evaluate policy, and ultimately protect investors,” said SEC Investor Advocate Fleming.

NASAA’s Board-level Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee was created in 2014 to address a wide range of challenges confronting investors, regulators and securities industry professionals in the vulnerable investor space. Among other things, it crafted and released NASAA’s Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation in 2016. More than 30 states have since adopted laws based on the Act.

To register for the roundtable event, please click here: https://www.sec.gov/news/upcoming-events/older-investor-roundtable

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About NASAA:

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership includes the securities regulators in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada; and Mexico.

For More Information:
Jeanne Hamrick | Director of Communications
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Karen Grajales | Communications & Investor Outreach Manager
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