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American Finance Association

The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. Website

Association for Finance Professionals

AFP serves thousands of members networked together with a common goal: Raising the stature and visibility of the finance profession. Website

National Association of Individual Investors

The American Association of Individual Investors specializes in providing investment education in the areas of investing basics, financial planning retirement, comparing mutual funds, stock market investing, and improving your investment portfolio. AAII is a nonprofit organization that arms the individual investor with the investment education and tools needed to manage their finances effectively and profitably. Website

National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.

As the world's leading private-sector provider of financial regulatory services, NASD has helped bring integrity to the markets - and confidence to investors - of more than 60 years. From oversight to education, we touch virtually every aspect of the securities industry. NASD licenses individuals and admits firms to the industry, writes rules to govern their behavior, examines them for regulatory compliance and disciplines those who fail to comply. We oversee and regulate trading in equities, corporate bonds, securities futures and options. And we provide education and qualification examinations to industry professionals while supporting securities firms in their compliance activities. With a staff of nearly 2,000 and an annual budget of more than $500 million, NASD is a world leader in capital markets regulation. Website

Securities Industry Association

The Securities Industry Association brings together the shared interests of nearly 600 securities firms to accomplish common goals. SIA's primary mission is to build and maintain public trust and confidence in the securities markets. At its core: Commitment to Clarity, a commitment to openness and understanding as the guiding principles for all interactions between investors and the firms that serve them. SIA members (including investment banks, broker-dealers, and mutual fund companies) are active in all U.S. and foreign markets and in all phases of corporate and public finance. Website

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