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September 10, 2019

New Jersey’s Christopher Gerold Elected as NASAA President

New Jersey Securities Bureau Chief Christopher W. Gerold today began a one-year term after having been elected the 102st president of the North American Securities Administrators Association.
September 8, 2019

State Investment Adviser Examinations Find Rising Cybersecurity Deficiencies

State securities regulators are concerned that deficiencies related to cybersecurity are rising among state-regulated investment advisers.
August 7, 2019

NASAA Updates Coordinated Crypto Crackdown

State and provincial securities regulators are seeing an uptick this year in solicitations in potential crypto-related frauds.
July 31, 2019

NASAA Report Recommends Improved Policies and Procedures for Non-Traditional Exchange Traded Funds

NASAA releases report on broker-dealer sales practices for non-traditional Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), such as leveraged and inverse ETFs, which can present greater risks to investors than do traditional ETFs due to their complexity.
July 30, 2019

NASAA Launches New, Redesigned Website

“Our new website is designed with the user in mind,” said Michael S. Pieciak, NASAA President and Vermont Commissioner of Financial Regulation. “The new website highlights the tremendous investor protection resources available from state and provincial securities regulators as well as the work of NASAA in advocating for the protection of Main Street investors and responsible capital formation.”
July 22, 2019

NASAA Issues Advisory on Opportunity Zone Investments

NASAA today issued an investor advisory raising awareness of the risks associated with investments in opportunity zones, economically distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
July 22, 2019

State and Provincial Securities Regulators to Launch NASAA’s Second Century of Investor Protection at Annual Meeting in Texas

July 15, 2019

NASAA and SEC Explain Application of Securities Law to Opportunity Zone Investments

Download: Opportunity Zones NASAA-SEC Staff Statement Washington, D.C., July 15, 2019 – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued a summary that explains the application of the federal and state securities laws to opportunity zone investments.
July 11, 2019

House Approves Resolution Honoring NASAA’s Centennial Anniversary

“As NASAA proudly celebrates its centennial anniversary, we are humbled to be honored by the House of Representatives and appreciate its affirmation of the vital role NASAA members serve in protecting Main Street investors and facilitating responsible capital formation for small businesses across our country,” said Michael S. Pieciak, NASAA President and Vermont’s Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
June 28, 2019

NASAA Leadership Announcement

NASAA today announced that in a special election its membership has elected New Jersey Securities Bureau Chief Christopher W. Gerold to serve as President-elect.