WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 19, 2023) – The North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) will host its annual “Hill Day” on April 19. State securities regulators will conduct face-to-face meetings with elected officials and their staff, educating them about NASAA, state securities regulators, and their jurisdictions’ work to protect investors and support inclusion and innovation in our capital markets.
“Hill Day offers NASAA members an important opportunity to share with their Congressional officials the important work state regulators do every day to protect investors back home,” said NASAA President Andrew Hartnett. “The support of legislators is essential to help strengthen investor confidence and participation in well-regulated securities markets.”
“The event supports NASAA members’ longstanding efforts to coordinate with the federal government on pro-investor policymaking,” said Claire McHenry, NASAA President-Elect and Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance Bureau of Securities. McHenry also serves as chair of NASAA’s Federal Legislation Committee, which coordinated with NASAA staff to organize this year’s Hill Day.
NASAA released its federal policy agenda for the 118th Congress in January. The agenda sets forth the following core principles for pro-investor policymaking:
- Strengthen, not weaken, the government’s ability to prevent harm to investors.
- Rebuild trust in the regulated capital markets by enhancing fair treatment and transparency.
- Preserve and protect the existing securities regulatory framework for new products and practices.
- Continue to encourage coordination and collaboration between state and federal regulators.
- Oppose legislative or regulatory changes that would further restrict the role of state securities regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in capital formation.
“As state securities regulators, we understand the importance of strong and effective investor protections. Those protections help foster business growth and effective markets. We urge legislators at the federal level to join us in prioritizing our core principles,” said McHenry.
Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of the securities regulators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 13 provincial and territorial securities regulators in Canada, and the securities regulator in México. For more information, visit www.nasaa.org.
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