Miami Regional Office Continues Investor Education Efforts During Financial Capability Month
May 2, 2022
Miami, May 2, 2022 – The Securities and Exchange Commission's Miami Regional Office commemorated National Financial Capability Month by hosting outreach and education events for more than 2,300 current and future investors in Florida, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico.
“Our financial markets are constantly evolving. It is important for individuals to have an understanding of how markets work and how they can manage their finances in order to set and reach meaningful financial goals. We provide people with the opportunity to improve their knowledge about finances and learn how to make money work for them. It is never too late to start saving and investing,” said Eric I. Bustillo, Director of the SEC's Miami Regional Office.
Some of the Miami office’s Financial Capability Month events in April included:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) – Miami office staff conducted in-person and virtual investor education outreach events to students at six HSIs in Florida and Puerto Rico. The staff provided information on financial literacy as well as internship opportunities at the SEC. Some of the presentations were conducted in Spanish.
Middle and High School Students – Miami office representatives presented to students at seven majority-minority high schools in Florida and Puerto Rico. The presentations focused on financial literacy to teach students about setting meaningful financial goals to have secure financial futures. Internship opportunities at the SEC also were discussed.
Older Investors – Mr. Bustillo participated in an AARP Tele-Town Hall to help educate older investors about SEC information and resources available to help them avoid investment-related scams and make informed financial decisions. The town hall was broadcast throughout Louisiana and reached more than 1,000 participants. During the month, Miami office staff also participated in an Area Agency on Aging event hosted by the Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services, Coast to Coast Legal Aid, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, which reached hundreds of older adults in the South Florida area.