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Andrew DeSouza (202) 728-8832
Ray Pellecchia (212) 858-4387

FINRA Publishes 2019 Industry Snapshot

Statistical Overview of Brokerage Firms, Registered Representatives and Trading Activity

WASHINGTON—FINRA today published the 2019 FINRA Industry Snapshot, its second annual statistical report on the brokerage firms, registered representatives and market activity that FINRA regulates.

The latest edition includes data ranging from the size and geographic distribution of the firms FINRA regulates to the number of individuals in the industry, and from trading activity to how firms market their products and services. All of the data appear in aggregate form.

“The Snapshot is designed to provide visibility into the broad range of firms, individuals and trading activity that FINRA oversees,” said FINRA Chief Economist Jonathan Sokobin.


FINRA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. It regulates one critical part of the securities industry—brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA, overseen by the SEC, writes rules, examines for and enforces compliance with FINRA rules and federal securities laws, registers broker-dealer personnel and offers them education and training, and informs the investing public. In addition, FINRA provides surveillance and other regulatory services for equities and options markets, as well as trade reporting and other industry utilities. FINRA also administers a dispute resolution forum for investors and brokerage firms and their registered employees. For more information, visit