You may not be aware of this, but in the United States, a lot of critical information about brokers are not made available to individual investors.

Right now, you can do the basic things, like background checks through FINRA, or by contacting your state’s securities regulator. Both will have different types of information that you are looking for. For FINRA, go to this site:

What is it do you want to know exactly about a certain broker you are thinking about going with? NAGMR will do the work for you, and get your foot in the door of the highest volume retail and food giants. NAGMR is all about increasing awareness, favorability, and purchase intent, in order to increase in-store visibility of your general merchandise. Let us help brand, place, market, and SELL your products.

Here’s some of the information that’s important to know about your broker that isn’t readily available:

  • Reasons for termination.
  • Records that are before the time of registration.
  • Full reports of court actions.
  • Any records that have been expunged.

Right now, the SEC is looking at options of scrapping mandatory arbitration provisions and is developing a rule that would make brokers, who give personalized investment advice, legally responsible for protecting their client’s interest.

NAGMR Brokers provide a range of services; some will offer national or regional coverage, others work in smaller areas. Customarily, they make it a practice to represent food manufacturers with non-conflicting product lines as this permits the broker to build a range of product offerings to present to their prospective buyers.