FINRA BrokerCheck




FINRA oversees the people and firms that sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities. Simply type in your current or prospective broker’s name to see employment history, certifications, and licenses—as well as regulatory actions, violations or complaints you might want to know about. You also can get information about your broker’s firm. There’s no reason not to check.

BrokerCheck can tell you…

Individual and firms can be registered investment advisors or brokers or both
…if a broker or brokerage firm is registered.
Individuals and firms can be registered as brokers or investment advisers—or both. Individuals with these designations have particular knowledge and take on legal responsibilities. Individuals and firms must be registered with FINRA (for brokers), the SEC (for certain investment advisers), and in those states where required by law.
Disclosures include customer complaints, regulatory actions and criminal convictions
…what has been disclosed to regulators.
From the time they register—and throughout their careers in the securities industry—individuals and firms must inform FINRA if certain events occur; these events include regulatory actions, criminal convictions, and for brokers, customer complaints.
Experience and registration history with brokerage firms
…about a broker’s experience.
BrokerCheck provides an overview of a broker’s work history, as well as brokerage firm history.
Qualifications including state licenses for brokerage firms, and exams passed and licenses for brokers
…about what a broker or brokerage firm is able to do.
Brokers and investment advisers are qualified to perform certain tasks for clients, based on the exams they have passed and state licenses they hold. Individuals and firms must register in each state where they have customers.
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Auri Elan Financial is Proud to Offer DFA Funds, Board of Directors include 2013 Nobel Laureate, Prof. Eugene Fama, widely recognized as the “Father of Modern Finance”




Dimensional Overview

A summary presentation highlighting key aspects of Dimensional’s approach to investing.

A Different Way to Invest

This presentation answers key questions many investors ask and highlights Dimensional’s research-based approach to investing.

Prof. Eugene Fama

Eugene_FamaEugene F. Fama is the principal scholar whose groundbreaking work inspired the founding of Dimensional. Widely recognized as the “Father of Modern Finance,” Professor Fama developed the efficient market hypothesis. He serves on Dimensional’s board of directors and Investment Policy Committee. In this capacity, Professor Fama advises the firm on many of its strategies and is also a frequent speaker at Dimensional conferences and seminars. Professor Fama has written two books and published more than 100 articles in academic journals. His paper “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns,” coauthored with Kenneth R. French, won the 1992 Smith Breeden Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Finance. And his paper “Market Efficiency, Long-Term Returns, and Behavioral Finance” won the 1998 Fama-DFA Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of capital markets and asset pricing.
Professor Fama received the Fred Arditti Innovation Award from the CME Center for Innovation in 2007. He was also the first recipient of three major prizes for research in finance: the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics in 2005, the Morgan Stanley American Finance Association Award for Excellence in Finance in 2007, and the Onassis Prize in Finance in 2009. His other awards include the 1982 Chaire Francqui (Belgian National Science Prize) and the 2006 Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA Institute. He was named a Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences in 2013.Professor Fama was the first elected fellow of the American Finance Association in 2001 and is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also an advisory editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and chairman of the Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.Professor Fama earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, and an MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1964. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1963. He has been awarded a doctor of law degree from the University of Rochester; a doctor of law degree from DePaul University; a doctor honoris causa from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; and a doctor of science honoris causa from Tufts.

Dimensional Insights:

  • Charitable Giving: The Client Conversation December 16, 2016
    Ken Nopar from the American Endowment Foundation is this episode's guest. Ken discusses the most popular vehicles used to set up charitable giving, including donor advised funds and private foundations, and compares the differences. He also discusses the types of assets a donor advised fund can accept, how charitable accounts can connect the next genera […]
  • The Dimensional Story: Telling Your Story Using Quotes October 18, 2016
    Ben Walker, Head of Client Service and vice president, explains how he turned quotes from Dimensional’s thought leaders into a presentation about the firm’s story.
  • All Things Fixed Income 2016 May 26, 2016
    Senior Portfolio Manager Joe Kolerich discusses the success of Dimensional’s Investment Grade Portfolio, which reached its five-year anniversary this spring. Joe also addresses key fixed income issues.
  • Behavioral Biases: Dealing with the Cramer Effect April 13, 2016
    Vice President Scott Bosworth discusses key concepts from his presentations on investor behavior, including why emotion often overwhelms reason. Scott lays out his thoughts on how to best deal with behavioral biases including regret, recency bias, and speculating vs. investing. Finally, his stories on Sir Isaac Newton and the Cramer Effect provide valuable l […]
  • The Kitchen Sink: Global Premiums, Emerging Markets, Currency, Dividends, and the Fed February 18, 2016
    Gerard O’Reilly returns to share his insight on global markets and examines probabilities of not realizing premiums over a decade and how to set client expectations around premiums. Additionally, recent performance of Emerging Markets and China, how to think about these segments in client allocations, and the effect of currency and the volatility of currency […]

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Welcome to Auri Elan!

Auri Elan Financial Group (Auri Elan) is an independent full-service wealth management firm specializing in providing comprehensive and objective investment consultation, financial and insurance planning to individual investors, companies, select group of affluent families and entrepreneurs.

Auri Elan was founded on the principles of ELITE Expertise, Loyalty, Independence, Tenacity, Enthusiasm.

The mission of Auri Elan is to help our clients achieve their financial goals and dreams by providing sound unbiased advice, exceptional personal service, and high quality suitable investments and insurance while working diligently in their best interests at all times.

Auri Elan consists of four divisions:

  • Auri Elan Financial – Investment, Retirement (IRA, Roth, Rollovers), Education (529, Coverdell), and Estate Planning and Implementation
  • Auri Elan Insurance – An independent insurance agency for your Life insurance needs.
  • Auri Elan Retirement Plans – Design, install, and maintain retirement plans (such as 401Ks, SEP, SIMPLE) for companies and small-business owners.
  • Yillionaire Family Office – A multi-family office (MFO) established for families with exceptional wealth.

Auri Elan is affiliated with LPL Financial – nation’s leading diversified financial services companies and the largest independent broker/ dealer supporting more than 13,000 financial advisors nationwide as reported in Financial Planning magazine 1996-2012, based on total revenues.

Please contact us for a complimentary Portfolio and Insurance Review. Thank you for your consideration, business, and referral!

Your Finance Deserves Nothing Less!

Best Regards,

Richard Suder, CFA, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, CRPS, AAMS

Auri Elan Financial Group
1185 Washington St Suite 2
Newton, MA 02465
Tel: 617-329-1185
Cell: 617-276-6458
Fax: 617-370-0507

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MarketWatch MarketPulse

  • Merck will pay $625 million and royalties to settle Keytruda patent litigation with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharma January 20, 2017
    Merck & Co. Inc. will pay $625 million and royalties to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to settle patent litigation over Merck's cancer drug Keytruda, the companies said Friday afternoon. As part of the settlement all patent litigation will be dismissed, and the companies have granted certain patent rights to each other. Mer […]
  • U.S. stocks close higher as Trump takes office January 20, 2017
    U.S. stocks closed higher Friday after coming off intraday highs as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S. In his inauguration speech, the new president reiterated his protectionist stance but did not offer details on how he would go about pursuing his agenda. The S&P 500 rose 7 points, or 0.3%, to close at 2,271 for a weekly decline […]
  • Moody's cuts Sears' credit ratings further into junk territory on weak sales January 20, 2017
    Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded ratings on Sears Holdings to Caa2 from Caa1, sending the credit further into speculative, or "junk" territory. The action reflects the retailer's steadily deteriorating performance after it said holiday same-store sales fell 12% to 13% from the year-earlier period. "Although Sears has be […]
  • J. Christopher Giancarlo named acting CFTC chairman January 20, 2017
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry, named J. Christopher Giancarlo acting chairman on Friday. Giancarlo succeeds Timothy Massad, a Democrat, who was appointed by former President Obama in June 2014 and resigned in early January. Giancarlo, a Republican, joined the […]
  • AutoZone to hire 12,000 part-time and full-time workers through April January 20, 2017
    AutoZone Inc. said Friday that it will hire more than 12,000 part-tme and full-time workers through April. The most hiring will occur in New York City, Oakland, CA, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Pittsburgh. The company will hire across a number of positions, including sales representatives and store managers. Applications must […]
  • Oil futures settle 2% higher, scores slight gain for the week January 20, 2017
    Oil futures settled higher on Friday, supported by declines in crude output among major producers. Data released Friday from Baker Hughes, however, showed a sharp weekly rise of 29 rigs actively drilling for oil, prompting prices to pare some of their earlier gains. February West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.05, or 2%, to settle at $52.42 a barrel. The c […]
  • Gold futures gain 0.7% for the week January 20, 2017
    Gold futures climbed Friday as weakness in the U.S. dollar and uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency helped to lift prices by roughly 0.7% for the week. February gold rose $3.40, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,204.90 an ounce.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more i […]
  • Baker Hughes data show sharp rise in U.S. oil-rig count January 20, 2017
    Data from Baker Hughes Friday revealed that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil jumped higher by 29 to 551 rigs this week. The oil rig count had edged lower last week, but rose in each of the 10 previous weeks. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, also rose by 35 to 694, according to Baker Hughes. February Wes […]
  • Mexican peso rallies after Trump speech January 20, 2017
    The Mexican peso rallied after President Trump's inauguration speech didn't specifically mention Mexico. The country was a frequent target of criticism by Trump, who had pledged to build a wall along the U.S. southern border. The peso, which fell about 20% over the past 12 months, rose 1.3% on Friday, with the dollar buying 21.66 compared with 21.5 […]
  • U.S. stocks maintain gains after Trump's inauguration speech January 20, 2017
    U.S. stocks maintained modest gains shortly after President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural speech, reiterating his campaign slogan to "Make America Great Again". The S&P 500 was up 6 points, or 0.3%, at 2,270. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 16 points, or 0.3% to 5,556. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 67 points or 0.4%, to 19,798. Th […]

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