North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.
NASAA is the voice of state securities agencies responsible for efficient capital formation and grass-roots investor protection. Their fundamental mission is protecting consumers who purchase securities or investment advice, and their jurisdiction extends to a wide variety of issuers and intermediaries who offer and sell securities to the public.

Education and awareness are an investor's first line of defense against investment fraud. Members of NASAA share a common goal of protecting investors and offer several resources to help investors protect themselves from investment fraud and abuse. NASAA offers a wide range of investor education resources for investors of all ages on its website (

NASAA's financial education professionals can be found at work in classrooms, 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. NASAA works to leverage resources within the association and outside partnerships including state Jump$tart coalitions and the U.S. Department of Treasury's office of Financial Education. NASAA also maintains relationships with SROs and community based organizations that seek to enhance investor education and knowledge.

Our youth outreach member network features a variety of materials for students and teachers. In cooperation with NAA Foundation's Newspapers in Education, NASAA produced "FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator," an online interactive investor education program that teaches and empowers students how to detect and stop a million-dollar investment fraud. Through this free resource, students will learn how to research companies and understand the warning signs of fraudulent investment pitches.

Bob Webster
Director of Communications
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
750 First St NE, Ste 1140
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 737-0900
Fax: (202) 783-3571

Karen Tyler
Investor Education Section Chair
North Dakota Securities Commission
600 East Boulevard
State Capitol, 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0510
(701) 328-2910
(701) 328-2946 (Fax)