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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - ex officio

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is dedicated to serving the needs of individual investors. It has three functional units:

The Office of Investor Education produces information to help you become a better-educated investor, from print publications to online materials such as the Investor.gov website. It also participates in educational seminars, offers an annual teacher training program focused on financial education, and partners with federal agencies, state regulators, and others on investor literacy initiatives.

The Office of Policy reviews SEC action from the perspective of the individual investor, including conducting investor surveys and focus groups. It also plays a role in the Commission's efforts to help ensure that investor disclosures are written in plain language.

The Office of Investor Assistance has dozens of investor assistance specialists nationwide who stand ready to help you. You may contact us through our online complaint forms or question form, or our hotline, (800) SEC-0330 (toll-free in the U.S.)

For more information, visit www.investor.gov.

Lori Schock

Director, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy 

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission—ex officio

Mail Stop #2833, 100 F Street, NE

Washington, DC 20549-0213

Phone: 202-551-6398

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Kathy Floyd

Assistant Director, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Phone: 202-551-6328

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