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September 12, 2023

NASAA Installs New President and Board Officers at 2023 Fall Annual Meeting

NASAA announced the appointment of its new president, Claire McHenry, Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance Bureau of Securities, during the 2023 NASAA Fall Annual Meeting held September 10-12 in San Diego.
September 11, 2023

2023 State Investment Adviser Examination Sweep Identifies Compliance Deficiencies

A series of coordinated examinations of state-registered investment advisers by state securities examiners identified top firm policy and practice deficiencies, NASAA announced.
September 5, 2023

NASAA Publishes Regulation Best Interest Examination Initiative Update and Issues Proposed Revisions to Its Broker-Dealer Conduct Model Rule

NASAA today published a report on Phase II (B) of its Coordinated National Regulation Best Interest Examination Initiative. As explained in the report, firms have made progress updating their policies and procedures in light of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) 2019 adoption of Regulation Best Interest (“Reg BI”) but more work remains to be done, particularly with respect to considerations of reasonably available alternatives and conflict mitigation. NASAA also published for public comment proposed revisions to NASAA’s model rule regarding Dishonest or Unethical Business Practices of Broker-Dealers and Agents which are intended to update the model rule in light of Reg BI and other developments in the securities industry. The comment period will run for 90 days.
August 30, 2023

NASAA Launches Exam Validity Extension Program

NASAA is pleased to announce the launch of the Exam Validity Extension Program (EVEP). The EVEP provides eligible individuals with the opportunity to extend the validity of their Series 63 examination for up to five years while not registered with a jurisdiction.
July 11, 2023

NASAA Announces $13 Million Settlement With Raymond James

NASAA has announced a $4.2 million settlement with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. resulting from an investigation into the company’s practices of charging unreasonable commissions to retail customers on small dollar transactions.
June 15, 2023

NASAA Marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, NASAA reminds financial professionals and the public to be on the lookout for signs of elder financial abuse, including potential exploitation and scams. To help protect senior investors, NASAA and its members recommend investors provide the name of someone they trust as a contact on their investment accounts.
May 30, 2023

North American Securities Administrators Association Statement on the Aftermath of Typhoon Mawar and Its Impact on Guam

The NASAA Corporate Office has issued a statement related to the impact of Typhoon Mawar on the island of Guam.
May 24, 2023

NASAA Celebrates the Five-Year Anniversary of the Senior Safe Act

NASAA proudly celebrates the five-year anniversary of the Senior Safe Act, an important tool in the ongoing fight against senior financial exploitation.
April 21, 2023

NASAA Announces Speakers and Agenda for May 18 “NASAA’s Senior Issues Committee Presents” Webcast

NASAA announces the speakers and agenda for the next “NASAA Senior Issues Committee Presents” webcast. The webcast, scheduled for May 18, 2023 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET, is complimentary and open to the public.
April 20, 2023

NASAA Highlights Top Investor Threats for 2023

NASAA today released its annual list of top threats to retail investors. This year, the most critical threats include financial scams tied to emerging technologies, marketing tactics designed to play on emotions, and further attempts to capitalize on changes in the economy.

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