Money Matters, Online: Investing Fundamentals and Due Diligence

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 12 - 1:30 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


ONLINE - Details will be emailed upon registration
Event Details

**This event is online only**


Ritta McLaughlin from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation explains investing fundamentals and due diligence.

The discussion includes:

  • The Purpose of Due Diligence
  • Sources for Unbiased Information to Conduct Research
  • How to Conduct Due Diligence
  • Free Resources to Learn More


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About the Presenter:

Ritta McLaughlin


Ritta McLaughlin is the Director of Investor Education, Community Outreach with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s efforts to advance financial inclusion. She is an expert in personal finance and investor education. She cultivates and manages strategic partnerships with organizations to provide financial capability programming. Ms. McLaughlin collaborates with the Foundation’s researchers on studies to advance the understanding of diverse communities' financial capabilities, circumstances, and well-being. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. McLaughlin was the Chief Education Officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). She oversaw the education and outreach activities of the MSRB. During her career, Ms. McLaughlin was associate treasurer for the District of Columbia, where she handled the District's multi-billion-dollar debt management and federal grants. She was also a public finance credit analyst at Fitch Ratings, and a senior investment banker at J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns, and RBC. She received a bachelor's degree in urban policy from Vassar College, a master's degree in urban policy and management from The New School for Social Research.



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