Tuesday, August 7, 2007
SEC Chair Cox announced that the agency will hold its second annual Seniors Summit on Sept. 10, 2007, at the SEC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The event will further examine how regulators, community organizations, and others can increasingly coordinate efforts to protect older Americans from abusive sales practices and investment fraud. AARP, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) will be other leading participants at the Seniors Summit.
“Americans are living far longer than ever before. As the Baby Boomers reach retirement age, more than 10,000 Americans are turning 60 every day – and the net worth of older Americans is growing to historic proportions. That has made seniors the prime targets for scam artists and securities swindlers. So the SEC is attacking the problem of senior fraud from all angles, with aggressive enforcement efforts, targeted rules and examinations, and investor education focused not only on seniors but their caregivers and pre-retirement workers as well,” Chairman Cox said.