FSI Statement on New FINRA CEO

June 13, 2016

Below is a statement from FSI President & CEO Dale Brown on new FINRA President & CEO, Robert Cook:

“We congratulate Robert Cook and welcome him as FINRA’s new President & CEO. His experience and understanding of the industry will be an asset as he assumes his new role. For several years we have had the pleasure of a constructive, close working relationship with Rick Ketchum. We wish Rick the best in his retirement and look forward to working with Robert and his team at FINRA to achieve our shared goals of enhanced investor protection through more effective regulation.”

About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.