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April 15, 2021

NASAA Statement on Confirmation of Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

March 8, 2021

NASAA’s Legislative Agenda Calls for Congress to Prioritize Investor Protection 

NASAA's legislative agenda for the 117th Congress advocates for policymaking designed to protect and empower retail investors and ensure the preeminence of our nation’s public securities and financial markets.
March 3, 2021

NASAA Announces Top Investor Threats for 2021

NASAA today reminded investors to be on the lookout for investment schemes pitched through the internet and social media, particularly those involving precious metals, cryptocurrencies, promissory notes and foreign exchange markets.
February 4, 2021

NASAA Announces State Enforcement Actions Against GPB Capital Holdings for Allegedly Defrauding Investors in $1.8 Billion Private Offering Scheme

NASAA announced that seven state securities agencies have filed regulatory actions against New York-based investment adviser GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”) and others for their alleged involvement in a $1.8 billion securities fraud scheme that has affected approximately 17,000 investors across the United States.
January 29, 2021

NASAA Reminds Regulated Firms of Customer Obligations and Investors About Risks of Stock Price Volatility

NASAA today called on firms and other regulated entities to ensure that investor protection obligations are being met during recent price volatility in shares of certain publicly traded companies.
January 22, 2021

Investor Protection Advocates Urge Biden Administration Not to Weaken Securities Laws

Investor protection advocates including state securities regulators, legal scholars and investor and consumer advocacy organizations urged the Biden Administration not to weaken securities laws through the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace.
January 19, 2021

NASAA Statement on Nomination of Gary Gensler as SEC Chair

Hopkins: "The nomination of an experienced former regulator with the accomplished track record of Gary Gensler to lead the SEC signals that the Biden Administration expects the agency to hold those who harm investors accountable for their wrongdoing and to pursue a regulatory agenda that prioritizes investor protection and is supported by vigorous examination and enforcement efforts."
January 7, 2021

NASAA Reminds Firms to Contact Regulators with Issues Related to Malicious Versions of SolarWinds Software

NASAA today reminded financial service registrants, particularly state-registered investment advisers and intrastate broker-dealers, to report any known issues or concerns related to the recent SolarWinds cybersecurity incident to their primary securities regulator.
December 17, 2020

NASAA COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force Takes 250 Actions to Protect Investors From Pandemic Fraudsters

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reported today that its COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, consisting of state and provincial securities regulators, has taken action to disrupt 250 schemes fraudulently seeking to profit from the pandemic and will continue its work to protect investors in the coming year as the pandemic response shifts into the vaccination phase.
December 10, 2020

NASAA’s Electronic Filing Depository System Nears Half-Million Filings

In the six years since its launch, NASAA"s Electronic Filing Depository (EFD) System has processed nearly half a million notice filings with state securities regulators, providing greater efficiencies for filers and regulators.