FINRA, Harkin Institute to host virtual investor education event Aug. 30
The Harkin Institute in Des Moines and the federal Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will co-sponsor a free virtual event aimed at helping investors to build their financial security and safeguard their assets amid emerging types of investments, including cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens. The event, “Funding Your Future: Tips for Smarter Investing,” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Among the scheduled speakers will be Robert Cook, CEO of FINRA; Doug Ommen, Iowa insurance commissioner; and U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne. Among its roles, FINRA oversees more than 624,000 investment brokers across the country and analyzes billions of daily market events. Other speakers will include Gerri Walsh, FINRA’s senior vice president of investor education, and Haime Workie, vice president of FINRA’s Office of Financial Innovation. For more information and to register to attend the free virtual event, follow this link on the FINRA website.