Role of the Mediator
The mediator assists and guides the parties toward their own resolution. The mediator does not decide the outcome, but helps the parties understand and focus on the important issues needed to reach a resolution.
FINRA mediators are skilled at sifting through the facts, emotions and individual interests of the parties involved to determine what the issues are and what a fair outcome could be for the parties.
The mediator's securities expertise helps the mediator clarify the issues and assess the strengths and weaknesses of each party's case. The mediator also offers creative approaches and innovative solutions, while maintaining an unbiased perspective.
A mediator's duties are: