Vested Finance becomes the first US investing platform operating in India to get a FINRA broker-dealer license, brings several benefits to investors

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  • In addition to the SEC, VF Securities, a wholly owned affiliate,  is now a registered broker-dealer regulated by FINRA
  • Investors on the Vested platform can now invest in over 5,000+ stocks and ETFs

Bangalore, 13th October, 2022: Vested Finance, an investment platform that enables Indian investors to invest in the US markets is now, through its affiliated entity, VF Securities, a FINRA-registered US broker-dealer. It is the only Fintech platform operating in India that has obtained a license from FINRA, which is the regulatory body for brokers and dealers in the United States. FINRA is regulated and audited by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). FINRA is dedicated to protecting investors and safeguarding market integrity in a manner that facilitates vibrant capital markets. A government-authorized not-for-profit organization, it oversees more than 624,000 brokers across the country and ensures that the industry performs fairly and honestly. Having a broker-dealer license comes with the following benefits for Vested investors:

Investments through the Vested platform are now under US broker-dealer regulations: Investments through the Vested platform have always been covered under the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) insurance through its clearing firm, Drivewealth, and Securities and Exchange Commission jurisdiction.  Now that Vested is a US broker-dealer, securities investments through the Vested platform also come under US broker-dealer regulations.

Investors can now access 5,000+ stocks and ETFs via Vested: So far, investors were able to invest in 1,500+ stocks and ETFs through the Vested platform, but with this license, they can now get access to a wide universe of 5,000+ securities on Vested. To get access to all these securities, Vested users with an existing ‘classic’ account can update to the ‘all-access’ account free of cost.

Viram Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, of Vested Finance, said, First, the broker-dealer license helps us build deeper trust with our customers as investors on our platform now know that they are investing via an entity that is regulated both as an RIA and a broker-dealer in the US. The US regulations ensure that investors can participate in the market with confidence. Further, investors will now have access to a wider gamut of securities on our platform which gives them more investing options.

About Vested Finance:

Vested Finance is a California-headquartered U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) that provides an online investment platform enabling Indian investors to invest in the U.S. stock market. The company’s mission is to enable sustainable wealth creation by allowing local investors to go global. By partnering with DriveWealth, local banks, and other fintech companies, Vested is substantially lowering barriers to international investing. The company has offices in Silicon Valley and Mumbai, India. For more information, please visit www.vested.co.in

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