NASAA is pleased to announce the premiere episode of its new webcast series, NASAA’s Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee Presents.
This free webcast will provide an inclusive platform for learning from the best and brightest minds who will discuss issues that matter most to those dealing with at-risk investors.
This event is open to NASAA members and those interested in learning more about at-risk investor protection issues.
The premiere webcast, Cognition, Problems and Solutions, will focus on new ways to better understand the brain and cognition. Presenters will discuss how environment, age, gender, and other factors can impact an investor’s ability to make sound financial decisions and the steps that can be taken to prevent exploitation.
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February 3, 2022
2:30 p.m. EDT | 1:30 p.m. CDT | 12:30 p.m. MDT | 11:30 a.m. PDT
Chair of the NASAA Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee, Washington Securities Division.
Melanie Senter Lubin
NASAA President and Commissioner, Maryland Division of Securities.
Vice-Chair of the NASAA Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee, New Jersey Bureau of Securities.
Topic 1 : Loneliness, Cognitive Decline, and Financial Decision Making
Gerri Walsh, FINRA Foundation and Olivia Valdes, FINRA Foundation.
Our speakers will provide a high-level description of the FINRA Foundation and its work and collaboration with Rush University's Memory and Aging Project, which explores links between cognition, loneliness, and financial decision making. There will also be a discussion of FINRA Foundation’s paper, Metamemory and Financial Decision Making in Older Adults Without Dementia, to highlight what metamemory is and why it is important for our work.
Topic 2: Women, Aging and Financial Exploitation
Chris Pottie, Nova Scotia Securities Commission and Pamela Teaster, Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology.
Many studies emphasize that the majority of elder exploitation victims are women. Reasons most frequently given are that women simply live longer than men, giving them a longer time interval to be victimized. The discussion will focus on the financial exploitation of aging women including its definition, scope, risk factors, outcomes, interventions, and prevention ideas. The segment will also cover regional differences as well as those pertaining to age, race, ethnicity, education, and income.
Topic 3: Overcoming Investor Reticence to Designate a Trusted Contact
Deborah Gillis, New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission and Danica Sergison, Ontario Securities Commission.
Although investors could benefit from appointing a trusted contact to help them in case of emergency or suspected exploitation, they frequently choose not to do this, even when urged to do so by their investment professional or family. The Ontario Securities Commission recently published a research report, Protecting Aging Investors Through Behavioral Insights. In this report, the psychological, emotional, and social factors influencing older investors’ decisions were examined. The report identifies behaviorally informed tactics that increase the likelihood that an older investor will opt in and designate a trusted contact. This segment will discuss those findings and provide solutions to increase the rate at which these investors designate trusted contacts.
Meet Your Speakers
Melanie Senter Lubin
NASAA President and Commissioner, Maryland Division of Securities
New Brunswick Financial & Consumer Services Commission
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Chair of the NASAA Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee, Washington Securities Division
Vice-Chair of the NASAA Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee, New Jersey Bureau of Securities
Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology
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