WHAT WE DO:
The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. The primary mission of IPT is to provide independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions. Founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement, IPT serves as an independent source of non-commercial investor education. The IPT works directly with the state securities regulators on statewide, local and community investor education initiatives. IPT operates programs under its own auspices and uses grants to underwrite important initiatives carried out by other organizations.
The IPT accepted its first grant Letter of Inquiry under its Investor Education Fund in October 2004 and has since awarded 72 original state grants, 16 multi-year grant extensions and 5 multi-state/national grants totaling more than $16 million dollars. Each of these grant programs reaches out to segments of the American population with investor education and protection messages, including educating teachers and students about investing, encouraging older Americans to verify investment products before they buy, and teaching military personnel how to recognize and avoid predatory scams.
The IPT is dedicated to providing the information Americans need to invest wisely for their long-term personal financial security.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The IPT has a variety of initiatives aimed at educating and protecting investors, including The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 (IE 2020) teaching guide, which was redesigned and re-released in April 2010, the Investor Education in Your Community® program, The Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing® and the PBS TV show “MoneyTrack.” IE 2020 is a program used to educate high school and college students as well as adult learners.
“MoneyTrack” is a national public television series airing on PBS stations nationwide. “MoneyTrack,” now in its third season, features “real people” and financial experts exploring a variety of investor education and protection topics. DVDs of the MoneyTrack episodes are available for use as educational tools.
Don M. Blandin
President and CEO
Investor Protection Trust
919 Eighteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-5517
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