FINRA & Investor Education
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s mission is to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. All told, FINRA oversees about 4,200 brokerage firms, about 163,150 branch offices and approximately 630,000 registered securities representatives.
FINRA believes that investor education is often the best investor protection. We are committed to being the preeminent source of objective information for individual investors. Through our award-winning website, publications and investor outreach, we provide the comprehensive information, tools and resources investors need to make effective use of all that the securities industry offers.