The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) oversees all securities firms operating in the United States. FINRA is an independent organization and tremendous resource for investors of all experience levels.
FINRA describes itself as “dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry.”
Investor education and outreach mark two main goals of finra.org, the organization’s user friendly website. FINRA has created the BrokerCheck search tool, allowing investors to do background research on FINRA registered brokerage firms and finance professionals.
FINRA cites BrokerCheck as “the first resource investors turn to when choosing whether to do business or continue to do business with a particular firm or individual.”
FINRA’s web page Protect Yourself provides educational resources aimed at current and future investors. Tools include an interactive Risk Meter and Investor Alert bulletin.
The Smart Investing tab offers information on Getting Started, Choosing Investments, and Advanced Investing. Each page provides users with a host of original FINRA authored information.
“FINRA’s mission is to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.”
Utilizing FINRA’s wealth of insight is free and available to any investor. From beginning to end, this site can assist the public in making informed investment decisions – similar to the resources in a previous blog post on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission websites. The Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA) supports FINRA’s pledge to protect and educate investor’s in America’s economy.
IIUSA is providing the above information to the EB-5 Regional Center industry, and other interested parties, for educational purposes only. People should always seek out properly credentials professional assistance when make business, investment, and/or immigration decisions.