Sense on Cents Interview in The Register
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I was recently interviewed by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) for its June publication of The Register.
As a taste of what I have to say in this hard hitting interview, I offer,
I strongly believe that a self-regulatory organization possessing absolute immunity but without total transparency and real independent oversight is little more than a license to steal.
I conclude by stating:
I would like to leave your readers with one final thought. Wall Street is a great industry filled with many people of high caliber and character. The flow of capital and ideas are critically important to the well-being of our economy and nation. This said, those running Wall Street and their counterparts in Washington had better appreciate that the heart of the financial services industry is investor education and investor protection. If they continue to shortchange investors on both these fronts, our economic future and national well-being will also be shortchanged as well.
For those interested in all my thoughts on the dynamic at play on Wall Street and in Washington, key issues facing our nation, and more, I welcome attaching the link to the interview which begins on page 15 of the magazine. (When you open the link you will need to enlarge your screen to read the interview or anything else in the magazine.)
Thoughts and comments always appreciated.
I have no affiliation or business interest with any entity referenced in this commentary. The opinions expressed are my own. I am a proponent of real transparency within our markets so that investor confidence and investor protection can be achieved.