The SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate, in conjunction with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and AARP will host a public listening session covering a number of investing matters pertaining to American senior and older communities, including those with diminished capacity. The discussions are geared also toward seniors’ loved ones, caregivers, financial professionals and consumer advocates. The audio event, which brings together investors and the securities regulators who protect them from investment fraud, will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. It will be streamed live on sec.gov.
The roundtable provides an opportunity for seniors and advocates to take part in a moderated panel discussion with the Investor Advocate and other SEC and NASAA Staff on topics concerning their investing experiences. The event is intended to encourage input from attendees with special focus on rulemaking and policy. The hosting organizations also are hoping to gain a better understanding of the “main street investor” outlook from the participants by hearing directly from retail investors who represent diverse backgrounds, points of view and experiences.
The SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate is charged with providing a voice for investors. The office also assists retail investors, studies investor behavior, and helps the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee fulfill its responsibilities.