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Funding Your Future: Tips for Smarter Investing - April 7, 2022


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Funding Your Future: Tips for Smarter Investing - April 7, 2022


From cryptocurrency to NFTs and other options beyond your 401(k), choosing the right investments to meet your financial goals can feel overwhelming.

That’s why FINRA and the Harkin Institute hosted the Funding Your Future: Tips for Smarter Investing. FINRA is a not-for-profit organization that regulates brokerage firms and helps protect you—the investor. This free virtual event covered the tips and tools you need to invest with confidence.

FINRA CEO Robert Cook, the Harkin Institute's Director of Retirement Security Policy Dr. Rayna Stoycheva, financial experts and special guests Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), member of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen spoke about:

  • Building financial security through investing
  • Emerging products like crypto and non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
  • Avoiding common investing pitfalls
  • Critical investor protection efforts


Robert Cook
Robert Cook
CEO and President FINRA
Cindy Axne
Rep. Cindy Axne
Representative, IA-3
U.S. House of Representatives
Rayna Stoycheva
Dr. Rayna Stoycheva
Director, Retirement Security Policy
The Harkin Institute
Doug Ommen
Doug Ommen
Iowa Insurance Division
Gerri Walsh
Gerri Walsh
SVP, Investor Education, FINRA
President, FINRA Foundation
Haimera Workie
Haimera Workie
VP, Office of Financial Innovation

FINRA, the Harkin Institute and their guests will provide you with free and unbiased information to help you evaluate and plan for your financial future.

This is an educational program, and no sales materials or presentations will be permitted during the program. If you have specific questions about the event, email [email protected].

About FINRA: FINRA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. It regulates one critical part of the securities industry—member brokerage firms doing business in the U.S. FINRA, overseen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), writes rules, examines for and enforces compliance with FINRA rules and federal securities laws, registers and educates broker-dealer personnel and informs the investing public.