Find background checks on brokers, investment advisers online

01/12/2014 10:53 AM

01/12/2014 10:54 AM

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The records: Background checks on brokers and investment advisers and their firms.

Why you’d want them: To protect your money.

Where you get them: The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner recommends BrokerCheck, a service of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Go to

How much it will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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