CFTC SmartCheck

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Founded 2014
Headquarters Washington, DC
Products Financial firm and individual background checks
Web site http://smartcheck.cftc.gov

CFTC SmartCheck is a web site set up by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that provides free tools to check the registration, license and background of financial professionals and see the latest fraud and enforcement news. [1] The web site is SmartCheck.CFTC.gov.

The SmartCheck system aggregates other sources for background information on brokers, firms and money managers, including the NFA’s BASIC, FINRA’s BrokerCheck and the SEC’s EDGAR databases, as well as the CFTC’s own disciplinary history repository. The checklist also provides an internet search box (tied to Bing) and directs users to conduct a search of individuals and firms with which they are considering a business relationship.

Before SmartCheck, consumers had to consult a variety of databases from different government and self-regulatory organizations to conduct a thorough background check of financial professionals.[2]

References

  1. About Us. CFTC SmartCheck.
  2. CFTC Launches National Campaign to Protect Consumers from Financial Fraud. CFTC.