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FINRA uses cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, cloud computing and big data analytics to protect investors and ensure market integrity.

FINRA processes a peak volume of 600 billion transactions every day to detect potential abuses, making us one of the largest data processors in the world.

Our technologies run hundreds of surveillance algorithms and patterns against massive amounts of trade data to uncover market manipulation, insider trading and other methods that firms or individuals might employ to gain an unfair advantage in the stock and bond markets.

FINRA's technology is vital to protecting investors—it has become a key component of our ability to:

  • effectively regulate more than 3,400 broker-dealer firms and nearly 620,000 registered persons
  • accurately monitor the U.S. equities markets
  • quickly detect potential fraud
  • keep investors informed through tools like BrokerCheck
API Developer Center

API Developer Center

The API Developer Center is a strategic FINRA initiative to support the automation goals of member firms and the broader financial services industry. FINRA also wants to support and encourage the innovation opportunities presented by APIs and work with industry participants to create new solutions that improve risk management and lower regulatory costs.

Open Source

Open Source

FINRA made the strategic decision to embrace open source software development, both as consumer and contributor. The decision, along with our commitment to cloud computing, has helped revolutionize our ability to protect investors and ensure the integrity of US markets. 

Today, we sponsor a variety of open source projects in the areas of DevOpsTesting, and Big Data. We believe in sharing our innovation and helping to influence standards, functionality and features to improve technology in all areas. We encourage you to browse, download, use and contribute to our projects.

Createathon

Createathon

This year marked FINRA’s sixth annual internal hackathon, entitled the Createathon. The event is the company’s innovation pipeline to harvest and prototype the best ideas for business impact. Our 2021 event had more than 500 registered participants and 35 teams.

Awards

Awards

FINRA consistently ranks among Best Places to Work in IT. In 2021, FINRA was named the #1 Mid-Sized Employer by Computer World and IDG Insider Pro.

Our diversity and inclusion programs have also been nationally recognized. In 2021, FINRA received the Leading Disability Employer Seal. Also in 2021, FINRA ranked among the 100 Best Employers for Working Mothers and Dads. For the past six years, FINRA has scored 100% on the Corporate Equality Index.