Resources

ORGANIZATIONS

Securities and Exchange Commission Important governmental site for regulatory, litigation, public policy and news events.

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Website of national bar association dedicated to the representation of investors in disputes with the securities industry.

North America Securities Administrators Association International organization of securities administrators dedicated to protection of investor interests. In the United states the NASAA is comprised of the securities regulators of the 50 states.

National Association of Securities Dealers This is the primary private sector regulator of the securities industry. The site contains regulatory, enforcement, and educational information for industry members and investors. The site also contains information for initiating and prosecuting mandatory arbitration against investment professionals and securities firms.

Securities Industry Association Trade association of over 600 securities firms.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. A regulatory organization that promotes professional-level standards for financial planning for individuals, including licencing and overseeing use of the CFP designation.

Investor Clearinghouse by the Alliance for Investor Education Organization and website consisting of financial industry organizations aimed to promote public understanding of investing, investments and financial markets.

Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement Non-profit organization devoted to assisting women with information to improve their financial situation and plan for retirement.

REFERENCES

Louisiana State University Libraries (Finance) Links to many useful securities information sources.

Securities Industry News Coverage of news, issues, companies and people in securities industry management.

Wall Street Journal Leading source of business news.

Barra Source of financial risk management services and information for securities firms.

Securities Arbitration Commentator By subscription source of weekly new on events and development in the securities arbitration field.

Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse Presents prosecution, defense, and settlement information related to federal class action securities fraud litigation.

Hoovers, Inc. Company, industry and sector research on a large internal database of publicly traded companies.

Investmentadvisor.com Website providing information for professional investment advisors.

Yahoo! Finance Company and Fund Index

Corporate Information.Com Useful site for market commentary and information on company performance worldwide.

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