Investor Protection Campaign Partners

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is working with many partners to develop the campaign. Each of these partners is dedicated to improving the resources available to protect older investors from investment fraud.
  • AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

  • AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis, so thousands of vulnerable low-income Americans 50+ can regain their foothold, continue to serve as anchors for their families and communities and ensure that their best life is still within reach. Those who are 50 and over and struggling need a voice and an advocate now more than ever. AARP Foundation—a charitable affiliate of AARP—serves that purpose. Building on AARP's reputation and expertise, AARP Foundation has the ability to support and work with local organizations and programs nationwide to coordinate, fill in the gaps and help effective initiatives grow. This multiplier effect ensures we don't duplicate resources or reinvent the wheel. AARP Foundation ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP Foundation; its mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection and assistance.

  • The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) is a state government agency whose primary purpose is the protection of citizens from deceptive and illegal practices associated with offers and sales of securities in Alabama. ASC carries out three important government regulatory functions: registration, enforcement and education. ASC promotes investor education as the first line of defense against financial crimes that target citizens’ personal financial assets.

  • The Alliance for Retired Americans ensures social and economic justice by mobilizing our 4 million members and other senior and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a social agenda that protects and preserves programs vital to the health and economic security of older Americans.

  • ARC is a full-service public opinion and market research firm offering analysis and strategic insights for business and government based on in-depth understanding of human attitudes, behavior, and social context. ARC designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys of investor needs and opinions, as well as qualitative research with investors, on behalf of FINRA and FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

  • For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 116 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

  • Founded in 1951, nonprofit BetterInvesting (the brand identity of the National Association Investors Corporation) is the strongest voice of the individual investor, the pioneer of the modern investment club movement, and provides unbiased investment education to help members become successful lifetime investors. Membership benefits include: frequent online educational seminars; monthly print/online magazine; online stock and mutual fund analysis tools and data services; monthly investing newsletters and biweekly stock analyses and more. For more information, visit the website or call (877) 275-6242.

  • The Division of Securities is a unit of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. The mission of the Division is to protect investors and maintain public confidence in the securities markets while avoiding unreasonable burdens on participants in the capital markets. In this capacity, the Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Colorado Securities Act, the Colorado Commodity Code, the Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Act, and the Local Government Investment Pool Trust Fund Administration and Enforcement Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The Division licenses and regulates stockbrokers and investment advisers and the securities investments they offer, sell, and advise about in Colorado.

  • Commonwealth believes that lasting social and economic prosperity requires that everyone have wealth—of opportunity, of tools, of financial assets. Too many people in the U.S. today lack the financial stability essential to pursue their full potential. Commonwealth strengthens the financial opportunity and security of financially vulnerable people by discovering ideas, piloting solutions and driving innovations to scale. The team collaborates with consumers, the financial services industry, policy makers and mission-driven organizations to build solutions that make people financially secure. Examples of nationally recognized Commonwealth innovations include: Financial Entertainment, a portfolio of video games; SaveYourRefund, a tax-time savings campaign; and SavingsQuest, a gamified savings app. Learn more at or follow on Twitter @buildcommwealth.

  • The Office of Financial Regulation (Office) is dedicated to safeguarding the private financial interests of the public by licensing, chartering, examining and regulating depository and non-depository financial institutions and financial service companies in the State of Florida. The Office protects consumers from financial fraud, while preserving the integrity of Florida’s markets and financial service industries.