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Prof. Ronald Colombo Quoted in Financial Planning on Diversity in FINRA’s Arbitrator Pool

Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law

FINRA Diversifies Arbitrator Pool, With a Long Road Ahead
By James Thorne
Financial Planning
Sept. 21, 2017


As its list of partnerships reveal, FINRA’s recruitment efforts tend to cluster around professional organizations. And while the latest class of arbitrators is more diverse, the overall group remains homogeneous: fewer than a third of all arbitrators are under the age of 60 and less than a quarter are women.

“We’re drawing from a pool of attorneys from one or two generations ago, when it was even less diverse,” says Ronald Colombo, a FINRA arbitrator and Professor of Law at Hofstra University.

Read the full article on the Financial Planning website.

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