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Bismarck, ND - North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler will chair the 88th Annual Conference of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), to be held September 11-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

More than 400 representatives from the securities regulatory arena and financial services industry will attend the three-day conference event, where they will examine emerging investor protection issues.

The 2005 NASAA conference will feature discussion panels addressing some of the most critical matters confronting today's investors, industry members, and regulators. Panelists will discuss: coordinated enforcement efforts by state, federal and local authorities; the status of attempts to pre-empt state regulatory authority via the judiciary; the effectiveness of existing disclosure requirements for financial products and services; and the challenges and consequences of recent SEC rulemaking.

The September 11 keynote speaker will be John Bryant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, a national non-profit organization that seeks to bring economic self-sufficiency and a sustained spirit of revitalization to America's inner-city communities. The September 12 keynote speaker will be Newsweek's Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan.

In addition to chairing the annual conference, Tyler serves on the NASAA Board of Directors. Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

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