Press Release: ASA Commends SEC for Taking Action to Combat Elder Investor Fraud

WASHINGTON – The American Securities Association (ASA) today commended the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for hosting a roundtable to combat elder investor fraud and once again urged regulators to impose stricter penalties on recidivist brokers—including lifetime bans from the industry—to help weed out the worst actors that harm America’s Main Street investors and retirement savers.

“ASA members work hard every day to weed out and combat elder investor fraud, and we commend the SEC for hosting today’s roundtable here in Washington to focus on this important investor protection issue,” said ASA CEO Chris Iacovella. “We remain committed to working with the SEC and FINRA to ensure the worst actors are automatically barred from the industry and never get a chance to take advantage of investors ever again.”

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