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Andrew DeSouza (202) 728-8832

FINRA Publishes 2021 Industry Snapshot

Statistical Overview of Brokerage Firms, Registered Representatives and Trading Activity

WASHINGTON—FINRA today published the 2021 FINRA Industry Snapshot, its annual statistical report on the brokerage firms, registered representatives and market activity that FINRA regulates.

The latest edition includes new statistics on U.S. Treasury volume and corporate financing filings. The Snapshot also includes 2020 data on the size and geographic distribution of the firms FINRA regulates, the number of individuals in the industry, equity and fixed income trading activity, and how firms marketed their products and services last year. All of the data appear in aggregate form.

“The Snapshot provides visibility into the broad range of firms, individuals and trading activity that FINRA oversees. We’ve added additional data sets to this year’s edition, specifically data on Treasury market activity, focusing on volumes by both participant and product type,” 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