Message from Commissioner
To Arkansas Investors:
Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Securities Department. I trust that you will find the website informative.
Today's financial markets present opportunities for investment within a wide range of products and services. Realizing the many benefits that investors as well as the State of Arkansas can derive from investment endeavors, the mission of the Department is to promote an environment in which financial services can operate efficiently without unnecessary regulatory impediments, but with sufficient protection for the financial interests of Arkansas citizens.
Charged with implementing and overseeing the Arkansas Securities Act, Arkansas Fair Mortgage Lending Act, the Arkansas Money Services Act, Arkansas Savings and Loan Act, and the Arkansas Credit Union Act, the Department regulates the sale of securities, securities brokerage firms and their agents, state-registered investment advisers and their representatives, mortgage loan companies and their loan officers, money services companies, as well as state-chartered credit unions and savings & loans. Our activities include registration, compliance, investigation of customer complaints, and consumer education.
It is my objective to protect and inform the investing public, as well as promote integrity, fairness, and full disclosure in all financial transactions. To this end, I encourage you to contact the Department if you have any questions, concerns, or issues.
B. Edmond Waters
Arkansas Securities Commissioner