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Investigator on Duty
The Securities Division also has an investigator available to answer inquiries from the public about securities dealers and salesmen, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives, and securities. In some cases, more information will be available by contacting the Investigator on Duty rather than using the BrokerCheck or Investment Adviser Public Disclosure databases. Determine license/registration status and possible disciplinary history by contacting the Investigator on Duty by telephone (602) 542-0662 or toll-free in Arizona, 1-866-837-4399, or by email at SecuritiesDiv@azcc.gov.
BASIC (Background Affiliation Status Information Center)
Use this search before working with any person or firm to trade in commodity futures, commodity pools, options, forex, or other derivatives to verify that the entity is properly registered with the Commodities Future Trade Commission (CFTC). The Commodity Exchange Act requires certain firms and individuals to be registered with the CFTC. Registration and examination of intermediaries is conducted on behalf of the CFTC by the National Futures Association (NFA) under the supervision of the CFTC. Visit the NFA BASIC database to check registration, disciplinary or regulatory history and financial information.
Finding a person who is knowledgeable, affordable, and trustworthy to assist you with your investments is important. This investor advisory provides basic information on three types of financial professionals and their obligations to you as a client.
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