DIRECTORIES 
  ADVANTAGE GROUP
1610 Des Peres Road, Suite 370
St. Louis, MI 63131
phone: 314-984-0028
fax: 314-984-0068
Web: http://www.indexannuity.org/
Provides research and consulting services to insurance companies and financial service firms in all aspects of index annuities.
 
  AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION
1120 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 800-BANKERS
fax: 202-663-7543
Web: http://www.aba.com
Represents banks of all sizes on issues of national importance for financial institutions and their customers. Brings together all categories of banking institutions, including community, regional and money center banks and holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies and savings banks.
 
  AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-663-5163
fax: 202-828-4546
Web: http://www.theabia.com
A separately chartered affiliate of the American Bankers Association. A full service association for bank insurance interests dedicated to furthering the policy and business objectives of banks in insurance.
 
  AMERICAN FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION
919 18th St., NW , Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-296-5544
fax: 202-223-0321
Web: http://www.americanfinsvcs.com
The national trade association for market funded providers of financial services to consumers and small businesses.
 
  BANK ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE
One N. Franklin, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60606-3421
phone: Tel. 888-284-4078 or 312-683-2464.
fax: Fax. 800-375-5543 or 312-683-2373.
Web: http://www.bai.org
A professional organization devoted exclusively to improving the performance of financial services companies through strategic research and information, education and training.
 
  BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS
PO Box CH-4002
Basel Switzerland
phone: 41-61-280-8080
fax: 41-61-280-9100
Web: http://www.bis.org
An international organization which fosters cooperation among central banks and other agencies in pursuit of monetary and financial stability.
 
  BANK INSURANCE & SECURITIES ASSOCIATION
303 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 2D
Wayne, PA 19087
phone: 610-989-9047
fax: 610-989-9102
Web: http://www.bisanet.org
Fosters the full integration of securities and insurance businesses with depository institutions traditional banking businesses. Participants include executives from the securities, insurance, investment advisory, trust, private banking, retail, capital markets, and commercial divisions of depository institutions. Formed by the merger of the Bank Securities Association and the Financial Institutions Insurance Association.
 
  BANK INSURANCE MARKET RESEARCH GROUP
154 E. Boston Post Rd.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
phone: 914-381-7475
Web: http://www.singerpubs.com
Provides market research and investment sales data to the bank and insurance industries,. based on in-depth surveys of depository and insurance entities augmented by analysis of government data.
 
  BANKINSURANCE.COM
823 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
phone: 610-254-0440
fax: 610-254-5044
Web: http://www.BankInsurance.com
Provides comparisons, rankings and ratings of noninterest fee income performance of banks and bank holding companies. Publisher of weekly news, monthly BankInsurance.com Newsletter, research statistics and reports, and articles relating to the bank insurance industry.
 
  BOND MARKET ASSOCIATION
360 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10017-7111
phone: 646-637-9200
fax: 646-637-9126
Web: http://www.bondmarkets.com/
Represents securities firms and banks that underwrite, trade and sell debt securities, both domestically and internationally.
 
  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER BOARD OF STANDARDS, INC.
1670 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202-4809
phone: 303-830-7500
fax: 303-860-7388
Web: http://www.cfp.net/
Group whose mission is to create awareness of the importance of financial planning and the value of the financial planning process and to help underserved populations have access to competent and ethical financial planning.
 
  COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS NETWORK
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
phone: 859-244-8175
fax: 859-244-8053
Web: http://www.collegesavings.org/
The College Savings Plans Network is an affiliate to the National Association of State Treasurers. It is intended to make higher education more attainable. The Network serves as a clearinghouse for information on existing college savings programs.
 
  COMMERCIAL FINANCE ASSOCIATION
225 West 34th St., Suite 1815
New York, NY 10122
phone: 212-594-3490
fax: 212-564-6053
Web: http://www.cfa.com
The trade group of the asset-based financial services industry, with members throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world.
 
  THE COMMITTEE OF ANNUITY INSURERS C/O DAVIS & HARMAN LLP
455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20004
phone: 202-347-2230
fax: 202-393-3310
Web: http://www.annuity-insurers.org
A source of information about annuities and current issues relating to them. Its member companies represent over half of the annuity business in the U.S.
 
  COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., NW
Washington, DC 20581
phone: 202-418-5000
fax: 202-418-5521
Web: http://www.cftc.gov
Independent agency created by Congress to protect market participants against manipulation, abusive trade practices and fraud.
 
  CONFERENCE OF STATE BANK SUPERVISORS
1155 Connecticut Ave., NW, 5th Fl.
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-296-2840
fax: 202-296-1928
Web: http://www.csbs.org
National organization that advocates on behalf of the nation’s state banking system.
 
  CONSUMERS BANKERS ASSOCIATION
1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 2500
Arlington, VA 22209-3912
phone: 703-276-1750
fax: 703-528-1290
Web: http://www.cbanet.org
This group is the recognized voice on retail banking issues in the nation's capital.
 
  DMA FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6700
phone: 212-768-7277
fax: 212-302-6714
Web: http://www.the-dma.org
Integrates the direct marketing concept, its tactics and its practices with mainstream insurance and financial services marketing to create a strategic business synergism, a division of the Direct Marketing Association.
 
  EASTBRIDGE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
50 Avon Meadow Lane
Avon, CT 06001
phone: 860-676-9633
Web: http://www.eastbridge.com
Provides consulting, marketing, training and research services to financial services firms, including those involved in worksite marketing and the distribution of individual and employee benefits products.
 
  EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037-1896
phone: 202-659-0670
fax: 202 775-6312
Web: http://www.ebri.org
The Institute's mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of employee benefits and their importance to the U.S. economy.
 
  FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (FDIC) DIVISION OF FINANCE
550 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20429-9990
phone: 202-736-0000
Web: http://www.fdic.gov
FDIC’s mission is to maintain the stability of and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. To achieve this goal, the FDIC has insured deposits and promoted safe and sound banking practices since 1933.
 
  FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL
2000 K St. NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-872-7500
fax: 202-872-7501
Web: http://www.ffiec.gov/
A formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
 
  FEDERAL RESERVE
20th St. and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20551
phone: 202-452-3000
Web: http://www.federalreserve.gov/
Central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.
 
  FINANCIAL MARKETS CENTER
PO Box 334
Philomont, VA 20131
phone: 540-338-7754
fax: 540-338-7757
Web: http://www.fmcenter.org
An independent, nonprofit institute that provides research and education resources to grassroots groups, unions, policymakers and journalists interested in the Federal Reserve System and financial markets.
 
  THE FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION
4100 E. Mississippi Ave., Suite 400
Denver, CO 80246-3053
phone: 800-322-4237
fax: 303-759-0749
Web: http://www.fpanet.org/
Group whose primary aim is to foster the value of financial planning and advance the financial planning profession.
 
  FINANCIAL SERVICES COORDINATING COUNCIL
901 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington , DC 20001
phone: 202-315-5100
fax: 202-315-5010
Web: http://www.fsccnews.com
A coalition including the American Insurance Association, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Bankers Association, the Securities Industry Association and the Investment Company Institute, that represent the diversified financial services industry.
 
  FINANCIAL SERVICES FORUM
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 1602
New York, NY 10151
phone: 212-308-3420
fax: 212-308-7383
Web: http://www.financialservicesforum.org
An organization of 20 chief executive officers of major U.S. financial services firms dedicated to the execution and coordination of activities designed to promote the development of an open and competitive financial services industry.
 
  FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY COUNCIL
2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-777-5000
fax: 202-777-5100
Web: http://www.financialservicesindustrycouncil.com
A unique forum for insight into the financial services industry. Members gain access to the strategies and practices of the world’s leading financial institutions.
 
  THE FINANCIAL SERVICES ROUNDTABLE
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Suite 500 South
Washington, DC 20004
phone: 202-289-4322
fax: 202-628-2507
Web: http://www.fsround.org/
A forum for U.S. financial industry leaders working together to determine and influence the most critical public policy concerns related to the integration of the financial services.
 
  FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-466-5460
fax: 202-296-3184
Web: http://www.futuresindustry.org
Association representative of all organizations that have an interest in the futures market.
 
  GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF RISK PROFESSIONALS
100 Pavonia Avenue, Suite 405
Jersey City, NJ 07310
phone: 201-222-0054
fax: 201-222-5022
Web: http://www.garp.com/
International group whose aim is to encourage and enhance communications between risk professionals, practitioners and regulators worldwide.
 
  THE HEDGE FUND ASSOCIATION
2875 NE 191st Street, Suite 900
Aventura, FL 33180
phone: 202-478-2000
fax: 202-478-1999
Web: http://www.thehfa.org/
An international not-for-profit association of hedge fund managers, service providers and investors formed to unite the hedge fund industry and add to the increasing awareness of the advantages and opportunities in hedge funds.
 
  INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND COMMODITIES ASSOCIATION
2, Cours de Rive
1204 Geneva Switzerland
phone: 41-22-312-5678
fax: 41-22-312-5677
Web: http://riskinstitute.ch
Nonprofit foundation created with the objective of promoting global understanding of commodity trading as well as financial futures and options.
 
  INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION
360 Madison Ave., 16th Fl
New York , NY 10017
phone: 212-901-6000
fax: 212-901-6001
Web: http://www.isda.org
The association’s primary purpose is to encourage the prudent and efficient development of the privately negotiated derivatives business.
 
  INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTE
1401 H St., NW
Washington , DC 20005
phone: 202-326-5800
fax: 202-326-5874
Web: http://www.ici.org
The national association of the American investment company industry. Founded in 1940, its membership includes 8,414 mutual funds, 659 closed-end funds, 147 traded funds and five sponsors of unit investment trusts.
 
  KENNETH KEHRER ASSOCIATES
PO Box 7346
Princeton, NJ 08543-7346
phone: 609-924-8766
fax: 609-924-7407
Web: http://www.kenkehrer.com/
Leading consultant to banks on improving their insurance and securities programs. Conducts studies of sales penetration, profitability, compensation, and compliance.
 
  MICHAEL WHITE ASSOCIATES (MWA)
823 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
phone: 610-254-0440
fax: 610 254-5044
Web: http://www.bankinsurance.com/mwa
Bank insurance consultant, MWA helps clients plan, develop and improve sales programs. Conducts research on fee income activities of banks and bank holding companies, including their insurance brokerage revenue, insurance underwriting income, insurance underwriting net income, credit and noncredit insurance premiums, mutual fund & annuity fee income, investment fee income, fiduciary-related fee income, proprietary mutual fund and annuity assets under management.
 
  MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
1919 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20006-3438
phone: 202-557-2700
fax: 202-721-0167
Web: http://www.mbaa.org/
Represents the real estate finance industry.
 
  MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES OF AMERICA (MICA)
727 15th St., 12th Fl.
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202-393-5566
fax: 202-393-5557
Web: http://micanews.com
Represents the private mortgage insurance industry. MICA provides information on related legislative and regulatory issues, and strives to enhance understanding of the vital role private mortgage insurance plays in housing Americans.
 
  MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCIAL HISTORY
26 Broadway, Room 947
New York , NY 10004
phone: 212-908-4110
fax: 212-908-4601
Web: http://www.financialhistory.org
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition.
 
  NASD
1735 K St.
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-728-8000
fax: 301-590-6506
Web: http://www.nasd.com
Largest securities industry self-regulatory organization in the U.S. The group registers member firms, writes rules to govern their behavior, examines them for compliance and disciplines those that fail to comply. Also provides education to industry professionals and investors, and support to member firms in their self-compliance activities.
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR VARIABLE ANNUITIES
11710 Plaza America Dr., Suite 100
Reston, VA 20190
phone: 703-707-8830
fax: 703-707-8831
Web: http://www.navanet.org
Promotes the growth, acceptance and understanding of annuity and variable life products to retirement-focused Americans; provides educational and informational resources.
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS
3138 10th Street North
Arlington, VA 22201-2149
phone: 703-522-4770
fax: 703-524-1082
Web: http://www.nafcunet.org/
Trade association that exclusively represents the interests of federal credit unions before the federal government and the public.
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIXED ANNUITIES
2300 E. Kensington Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53211
phone: 414-332-9306
fax: 415-946-3532
Web: http://www.nafa.us/
The association’s goal is to foster a better understanding of all segments of fixed annuities, including traditional fixed and equity indexed, among all participants in the business.
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS
2901 Telestar Court PO Box 12012
Falls Church, VA 22042-1205
phone: 703-770-8100
Web: http://www.naifa.org/
Professional association representing health and life insurance agents.
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS OF MARYLAND
200 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
phone: 877-304-9934
fax: 410-268-0612
Web: http://www.naifa-maryland.org
Email:mail@naifa-maryland.org
 
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS
12664 Emmer Place, Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55124
phone: 952-322-4322
Web: http://www.naip.com/
Promotes the interests and the image of its financial professionals members, and encourages and facilitates higher levels of competency in members so that they may better serve the investing public.
 
  NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION
1775 Duke St.
Alexandria , VA 22314-3428
phone: 703-518-6300
fax: 703-518-6671
Web: http://www.ncua.gov
An independent agency in the executive branch of the federal government responsible for chartering, insuring, supervising and examining federal credit unions.
 
  NATIONAL FUTURES ASSOCIATION
200 W. Madison St., #1600
Chicago, IL 60606-3447
phone: 312-781-1300
fax: 312-781-1467
Web: http://www.nfa.futures.org
Industry-wide self-regulatory organization for the commodity futures industry.
 
  NATIONAL HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
phone: 800-342-1121
Web: http://www.nhema.org/
Association committed to keeping consumers informed and able to take advantage of the benefits afforded by home equity mortgages.
 
  NATIONAL REVERSE MORTGAGE LENDERS ASSOCIATION
1625 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., #601
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-939-1784
Web: http://www.nrmlaonline.org
The national voice for lenders and investors engaged in the reverse mortgage business. The group educates consumers about the opportunity to utilize reverse mortgages, and trains lenders to be sensitive to the needs of older Americans, is developing a Best Practices and a code of conduct to make sure lenders participating in the program treat seniors respectfully, and promotes reverse mortgages in the media.
 
  OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION
1700 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20552
phone: 202-906-6000
fax: 202-898-0230
Web: http://www.ots.treas.gov/
The primary regulator of all federal and many state-chartered thrift institutions, which include savings banks and savings and loan associations.
 
  OPTIONS INDUSTRY COUNCIL
One North Wacker Dr., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: 888-678-4667 or 312-463-6193
fax: 312-977-0611
Web: http://www.optionscentral.com
Nonprofit association created to educate the investing public and brokers about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded options.
 
  PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Locust Walk, 3000 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302
phone: 215-898-7620
fax: 215-898-0310
Web: http://prc.wharton.upenn.edu/prc/prc.html
The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is an organization committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits.
 
  RETIREMENT INCOME INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1040
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-822-0909
Web: http://www.riia-usa.org/aboutriia.htm
Financial services industry association focusing on the financial and public policy issues related to the income needs of retirees. Members include insurance companies, banks, securities firms and others.
 
  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
450 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC 20549
phone: 202-942-7040
Web: http://www.sec.gov/
Primary mission is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
 
  SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
120 Broadway, 35th Fl.
New York, NY 10271-0080
phone: 212-608-1500
fax: 212-968-0703
Web: http://www.sia.com/
Association bringing together the shared interests of securities firms to accomplish common goals.
 
  SNL FINANCIAL LC
One SNL Plaza, PO Box 2124
Charlottesville , VA 22902
phone: 434-977-1600
fax: 434-977-4466
Web: http://www.snl.com
Research firm that collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data as well as news and analytics for the industries it covers: banking, specialized financial services, insurance, real estate and energy.
 
  SOCIETY OF FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
270 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2195
phone: 610-526-2500
fax: 610-527-1499
Web: http://www.financialpro.org/
Advances the professionalism of credentialed members with state-of-the-art resources to serve their clients’ financial needs.
 
  TOWERGROUP
Two Charles River Place, 63 Kendrick Street
Needham, MA 02494-2708
phone: 781-292-5200
fax: 781-449-6982
Web: http://www.towergroup.com/
Research and advisory firm focused exclusively on the global financial services industry.
 
  VARDS/MORNINGSTAR, INC.
225 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: 312-696-6000
fax: 312-696-6015
Web: http://corporate.morningstar.com
Software technology and research data firm that helps annuity manufacturers, distributors, and financial advisors implement new technology and business practices in the sale and servicing of annuities.