WHAT WE DO:
The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Organized in 1919, NASAA is a voluntary association with a membership consisting of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the 13 Canadian provinces.
In the United States, NASAA is the voice of the 50 state securities agencies, which serve as a highly effective resource in the pursuit of greater financial literacy. The organization represents a nationwide network of highly trained, unbiased, non-commercial experts in financial services, products, and fraud avoidance. NASAA members are on the front lines of financial education initiatives in every state, translating Wall Street to Main Street for small investors throughout the country.
Reaching young citizens with financial education at a very early age can help them build a lifetime of good money management skills. NASAA members believe that financial education is the first and best defense against financial fraud, abuse, and exploitation.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Investor Education Materials
Through the NASAA Web site, visitors will find a wealth of information to help them build both financial knowledge and financial security. Among other educational experiences on the NASAA Web site, visitors can utilize the Senior Investor Resource Center, the NASAA Fraud Center, find brochures on a number of investor education topics and locate state and provincial-specific resources available through individual NASAA members. www.nasaa.org
Investor Alerts & Tips
NASAA's members investigate fraud and consequently see firsthand what con artists are pitching to investors. In an effort to beat scammers to the punch, NASAA regularly issues Investor Alerts to the media to educate the public and prevent fraud. Check out the latest Investor Traps and Alerts on the NASAA Web site for a snapshot of what our members see in the field every day.
Nearly all state and provincial securities regulators have established investor education departments or divisions within their agencies. The result is a unique network of dedicated professionals delivering financial education at the grassroots level throughout North America. NASAA members can be found at work in such venues as the classroom, the workplace, senior centers, and at trade and professional organization events. They partner with teachers, employers, and peer-based volunteer groups to deliver financial education to our constituents of all ages. In fact, since November 2006, NASAA members have taken investor education tools directly to the public through more than 1,227 presentations reaching more than 197,902 investors.
WHAT WE NEED:
NASAA looks for opportunities to join forces with other members of the financial education community and is a member of the Jump$tart Coalition board of directors. NASAA believes it is essential to pool its resources and share its expertise on these joint ventures. NASAA members are a great grassroots resource participating in many Jump$tart state coalitions and serving to educate the public about education wisely and avoiding investment fraud.
FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator http://www.nasaa.org/Investor_Education/FSI
FSI is an online interactive investor education program that teaches and empowers young students how to detect and stop a million-dollar investment fraud and put the con man behind bars. Through this free resource, students learn how to recognize fraud, research companies and understand the warning signs of fraudulent investment pitches.
The Alert Investor: NASAA's Podcast Series http://www.nasaa.org/nasaa_newsroom/6434.cfm
The Alert Investor is an ongoing series addressing topics for investors of all ages. Topics include learning how to invest wisely, avoid fraud, and how to exercise your rights as an investor. Subscribe to The Alert Investor (RSS feed) through NASAA's web site or through iTunes under "NASAA."
Investor Ed Newsletter http://www.nasaa.org/content/Files/Spring2008NASAAIENewsletter.pdf
Stay in touch with NASAA member programs and outreach.
NASAA and its members across North America welcome the opportunity to work more closely with the Jump$tart Coalition and other partners as part of the ongoing effort to raise the level of financial literacy throughout the nation.
Investor Education Manager
750 First Street, NE, Suite 1140
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 783-3571 (Fax)
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy