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Our Values at Work – People and Culture

For more than 80 years, FINRA has been at the forefront of providing America’s investors with the confidence to participate in financial markets that are sound and vibrant. Every day, more than 3,500 FINRA employees work together to protect investors and ensure markets remain transparent.
Our Values at Work – People and Culture

Our commitment to our mission is embedded in everything we do, along with a strong sense of our values—collaboration, expertise, innovation and responsibility. They reflect not only who we are as an organization, but what we strive for: one team, acting with one vision to achieve our public-service mission.

Because when we work together, we're stronger. At FINRA, we’re committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We want to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique talents to our organization. So, whether you’re an examiner, an enforcement attorney, a technologist or HR specialistor any of the dozens of other roles and opportunities we offer—you are part of a diverse team of industry leaders whose unique backgrounds, education, cultures, thinking styles and perspectives make our success possible.

Interested in joining our team? Discover how you can play a role in making sure investors are protected and the market is trusted.

Our FINRA Values


We are a diverse team that works closely together and with all of our stakeholders.


We are skilled professionals working within a complex and ever-evolving brokerage industry.


We are forward-thinking, embrace change and leverage leading-edge technology.


We are good stewards of the public trust and our resources, act with fairness and transparency, and hold ourselves accountable to high standards.

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